We have Japan to thank for the kimono, a lightweight jacket that's been covering us up in style for a century or so. This edit runs the gamut from traditional eastern-inspired pieces to more experimental designs.
The typical kimono is famed for its eye-catching floral patterns - which always looks on point - but you can switch up your outfit a little by picking a striped print or colour-block style instead. As the piece is usually crafted in a wrapover design that can be left open or closed, choosing a version that fits over the head will also add an offbeat touch to your outfit. We love longline kimonos, too, which create a sense of flowing movement. Layer over your staple skinny jeans and a long-sleeved plain T-shirt to update a simple ensemble.
For a standout look, opt for a silky kimono with matching bottoms to create a playful finish. Give your attire a sleek appeal with pointed boots and a glossy tote. Pieces with long, flared sleeves are effortlessly chic, while their three-quarter-length counterparts serve as breezy options on summer days when you don't fancy baring your arms. Choose knitted variations in simple colours for versatility in winter. Gauzy materials, meanwhile, are ideal for complementing an equally floaty outfit during an evening dinner.