From the beach to the bar, this is how to style the kimono

Make sure you're on trend this season with our expert advice

By Alexia Dellner, 15 April 2016
From the beach to the bar, this is how to style the kimono

The kimono – no longer just a beach cover-up but now the latest summer must-have wardrobe item. Oriental-inspired kimonos were all over the new season catwalks and are wonderfully versatile pieces that can be adapted to practically any occasion. Not sure how to wear a kimono? Don't fret! We've got three smart ways to style this on trend must-have.

The key to getting the British summer wardrobe spot on is investing in a few staple pieces that can be layered up or paired with different pieces. So when that beautiful, sunny morning turns into a rainy afternoon (which it inevitably will), you can just add on another layer and go! A pretty kimono will update any outfit, whether it’s casual denim and a t-shirt or a pair of tailored trousers and heels. Lovely and lightweight, kimonos are universally flattering and such a fun way to update your look. Here we show you how to wear a kimono in three very different, but equally stylish, ways.

The Smart Casual

Perfect for work or weekend brunch, achieve this relaxed yet chic look by pairing your kimono with tailored trousers and cool metallics. Try teaming a patterned blue kimono, £12 with a metallic tote bag, £16 and jewelled sandals, £16.

The Boho Look

Heading to a music festival this summer? A flowy, brightly-coloured kimono, £10 is your new best friend. Pair with a cami, £6 and worn-in denim (cut-offs, £12 work particularly well) for a relaxed 70s vibe.

The Beach Look

Thanks to its lightweight material and flattering cut, a kimono is the ultimate beach holiday must-have. Place a chic black kimono, £10 over a swimsuit for the walk from the hotel to the beach, or use it to compliment your sun dress with the weather gets chillier. Add chic sunnies and you're ready to go!

Find your perfect kimono at Asda.