My best friend just came to town and she’s from Japan. Don’t know if you realize; but Japanese people are really good at layering their clothes. Even a simple outing during summer can involve 2 varied color tank tops and a piece of short sleeve outer wear with accessories and socks and shoes to match. I always think it’s because thats how their traditional clothings were like; since kimonos involved the wrapping of layers after layers precisely on the body.
For someone not from the culture; I’m still very much inspired by their concept of clothing and style, and it’s obvious I’m not alone. The Kimono Jacket started hitting the seasons of Spring Summer some years ago and it’s definitely still a must have in the wardrobe. Taking from the large sleeve cut as well as the floral printed fabric from traditional kimonos; this reinvented western version captivates the elegance from the classic and gives it a very hip modern twist great to perfect a street style ootd. Impeccable with denim shorts and a cropped or spaghetti top; we will recommend getting a sheer kimono style jacket rather than a cotton one for that added flow for summer!