Get the look: Celebs' kimono-inspired styles

Loosely draped or tied at the waist, the kimono-inspired jacket or dress is the hipster wardrobe essential. 

Michelle Chia
Michelle Chia
03 Oct 2017

Michelle Chia

A short-sleeved cotton kimono dress is perfect for balmy Bali days and breezy island living.

Wear it with – Gold or silver flip flops for the beach, and wedge heels for a dinner date.

Photo: Instagram/@michellechiaofficial

Try: ASOS Kimono Orange Sketchy Floral Midi Dress, $67.88

 

Kimberly Wang
Kimberly Wang
03 Oct 2017

Kimberly Wang

This Adidas cover up has proven that the kimono has crossed over to the atheleisure arena, making a super stylish post-workout wardrobe essential. Throw it over your yoga outfit and you’re good to hit the acai bar with that hot guy you met in class.

Wear it with – Workout gear of course. Although it’ll probably go well with very laidback cropped denim and sneakers as well.

Photo: Instagram/@ohhowstrange

Try: Adidas Wrap Me Up Cover Up, $119
 

Kimberly Chia
Kimberly Chia
03 Oct 2017

Kimberly Chia

We love Kimberly’s tie-dye, wide-sleeved cropped kimono cover-up for its beachy-chic vibes. Perfect for those who are self-conscious about exposing bare flesh in a tube or strappy top.

Wear it with – Throw it on over a bikini or wear with a tank top and denim for a laid-back, 70s vibe.

Photo: Instagram/@kimberlychia

Try: Seafolly Denim Ikat Kimono Jacket, $139

Jade Seah
Jade Seah
03 Oct 2017

Jade Seah

The jacquard kimono jacket is the ultra-feminine version of the classic blazer.

Wear it with – A well-cut white shirt and loafers

Photo: Instagram/@jadeseah

Try: ASOS Premium Kimono in Cherry Blossom Jacquard, $161.63
 

Sonia Chew
Sonia Chew
03 Oct 2017

Sonia Chew

The traditional satin kimono still looks hippy-cool today, especially when worn with hipster-ish irony like Sonia here

Wear it with - A fedora and millennial-pink sunnies

Photo: Instagram/@soniachew

Try: Zara Floral Print Kimono, $119

Liv Lo
Liv Lo
03 Oct 2017

Liv Lo

This ultra-feminine full-length kimono not only works as an ultra-chic cover-up for the beach, but also to throw on over hot shorts to go from brunch to cocktails in the city.

Wear it with – A straw bucket bag and espadrilles for a slightly dressier look than sandals.

Photo: Instagram/@livvlo

Try: Glamorous Petite Maxi Kimono In Botanical Print, $90.51 from ASOS

 

Simone Heng
Simone Heng
03 Oct 2017

Simone Heng

For all those drama-mama moments, go for a full-length kimono in an elaborate print. Better yet if it boasts contrasting prints for extra impact.

Wear it with – Equally dramatic makeup, like smoky eyes or bold lips, so you won’t look washed out in contrast to the rich fabric.

Photo: Instagram/@simoneheng

Try: Zara Contrasting Patchwork Kimono, $159
 

JJ Lin
JJ Lin
03 Oct 2017

JJ Lin

Even men can get in on the act. After all, samurais wore kimonos and yukatas and still looked manly, like JJ Lin here in his Mino Maestrelli kimono long-line jacket. It projects a dressed-up yet laidback, devil-may-care ‘tude.

Wear it with – A smart shirt and trousers combination, or jeans and a tee for a statement-making look.

Photo: Instagram/@jj_lin

Try: Zara Man kimono style blazer, $119
 

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