The kimono – your new summer cover-up

The cover-up will be at the heart of any summer wardrobe, but chances are you’re getting a bit bored of your current option. It’s time to spice things up a bit, perhaps even bringing a taste of the exotic to your summer style, and the kimono has got you covered (literally).

The kimono jacket is the perfect alternative to a kaftan when you’re lounging by the pool, but in fact, it can work in just about any setting with ease. It’s the epitome of summertime cool and can take you from beach to bar in the blink of an eye, and you could even belt it up and use it as a quirky dress option if you’ve got the right material.

But, it can work just as well in-land too. Think eye-catching prints, embellishments, tie dye, fringing or intricate embroidery to really nail the look, and then all you’ve got to do is team it with your shorts and vest for when the clouds start to make an appearance. Throw on some heels and a few accessories and you’ve got a great night time look too, and best of all is that it can work with all body shapes – the wrap-over style is incredibly flattering, able to both enhance and conceal curves depending on your needs.

So, if you’re in the market for a new cover-up it’s time to look east for a bit of inspiration. Whether you want it sleek, sheer and sophisticated or want an attention-grabbing edge in eye-popping colours you’ll find the kimono that can instantly ramp up your summer wardrobe, giving you added style points whilst delivering that must-have extra layer for when the chill sets in. Perfect for casual and more luxe looks you’re spoilt for choice, so invest in a kimono now and you’ll have something to see you through all coverage emergencies for the rest of the season.