WIW: my take on kimono and denim

Since Angie posted this "Statement Kimono & Denim" ensemble, I've wanted to wear it. My kimono is cropped. I've had trouble wearing it, for lack of under-layers that look good with it. This season I found a tank that is the right shade of taupe to layer with it, so I'm set. I can now pair it with jeans, as Angie suggested, or with pants for work. Today I did both.

The outfits:
1-2: white, gray, taupe, and espresso blurry plaid silk cropped kimono (made by me); taupe tank (A'Nue Ligne); dark cropped flare jeans (Mother, Insider crop); light pewter d'Orsay flats (Walk).
3-4: same tops with stone tencel harem pants (Stella Carakasi); dark pewter lace-up Mary Janes (Trippen); gray backpack (Rebecca Minkoff, quilted Julian).

Thanks for looking! I welcome suggestions and other thoughts.

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  • Angie replied 1 year ago

    Killer x2. 

    I especially LOVE the first outfit, Sharan. Gorgeous on you. You have a fabulous bottom, and the dainty shoes are yummy. 

  • El Cee replied 1 year ago

    Both outfits are over-the-top gorgeous! Beautiful kimono. Wow -- I love those stone harem pants. They are stunning on you.

  • Firecracker replied 1 year ago

    Thank you, Angie and El Cee!

  • JAileen replied 1 year ago

    Ooh, I love 3-4! Very very nice!

  • Windchime replied 1 year ago

    I can't choose a favorite between these two gorgeous outfits! You look amazing in the harem pants; they and the tank top are a fab color for you. Wow!

  • Anna replied 1 year ago

    Pic # 1 is stunning on you.

  • Beewee replied 1 year ago

    I can't decide which one I like more!

  • chewyspaghetti replied 1 year ago

    Love the first one. The cropped length of your kimono is really cool!

  • DonnaF replied 1 year ago

    Love the outfits, esp. seeing harem pants in stone.  How do they look with the d'orsays?

  • Sal replied 1 year ago

    You look terrific in both these looks.  I love them both in different ways.  These colours really are right on you, and look stunning with your hair.  I also like your underlayer here - I am currently needing a couple of these underlayer type tops to support a few pieces - they are not always easy to find!

    Last week I could have worn my kimono, but this week it is cold and raining again.  Hrrumph!

  • bonnie replied 1 year ago

    Great outfits. I really like your kimono and its length is perfect. 

  • replied 1 year ago

    Ever stylish! I think I am partial to look one but certainly wouldn't dismiss number two either.

  • Firecracker replied 1 year ago

    Thanks, everyone!
    Sally, too bad about your uncooperative weather. :(

  • Brooklyn replied 1 year ago

    You make taupe and stone colours look so good. I love the kimono with the top and the necklace is perfect with it. Both outfits are great but I am partial to the second because it is more bespoke/original.

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  • shevia replied 1 year ago

    I love both outfits and am very intrigued by the Walk shoes. That is the small Israeli brand isn't it? Did you buy them online or are they being sold in stores? 

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Both versions are stunners on you. Perfect from head to toe.

  • Barbara Diane replied 1 year ago

    Both looks are wonderful. I love how very different they are. 

  • Beth Ann replied 1 year ago

    So well done!  I love the footwear, and the way the kimono can be casual and slightly classic in one look and arty in the next.

    It's amazing how important a connector piece like your tank can be!

  • Cococat replied 1 year ago

    I love both of these looks. The kimono is gorgeous and it pairs perfectly with jeans and harems.

  • kellygirl replied 1 year ago

    OMG, I love this on you. What a beautiful topper. I have a similar style and find it so hard to style. Your proportions are spot on!

  • Firecracker replied 1 year ago

    Thanks, everyone, for your kind comments!

    Shevia, the Walk shoes are from Israel, and I got them at a local shoe store here. I wouldn't have known of them otherwise, though I did later visit the Etsy site to look around. Are they sold in stores in Israel?

    Beth Ann, so right! I thought this fabric would "go with everything," but far from it.

    Kelly, you'll have to show us yours!


  • CocoLion replied 1 year ago

    Crazy about #1!  Right along the lines of Angie's blog post today about the oft-neglected back view.

  • Cerinda replied 1 year ago

    You SO rock the neutrals!  I simply adore #3-4.  And yours is the first crop kimono I've seen in (almost) real life.

  • Elizabeth P replied 1 year ago

    Only one word to describe these... GASP.

    I love the first one, but the second truly took my breath away.  This is so perfect for you in every way.  The colours, the proportions, the way you wear it... and what great pants! 

  • texstyle replied 1 year ago

    I really love that first outfit - and your backpack and those pewter shoes - great look.

  • Kristin L replied 1 year ago

    Both version look fantastic on you, but I think the 2nd is my fav. 

  • Sara L. replied 1 year ago

    These are both great!  I love the cropped length of your kimono.  The white harem pants are unusual and I like the soft colors of that outfit. 

  • Susie replied 1 year ago

    These are both stunning on you, Sharan! You make neutrals looks so elegant and interesting.

  • Mirjana replied 1 year ago

    Love the cropped kimono, both outfits are great on you. I don't like harem pants, but on you I adore them, really fantastic, so elegant and unusual outfit. But I prefer #1.

  • Firecracker replied 1 year ago

    DonnaF, sorry I missed your question earlier--I do like the flats with the harem pants, though I feel a little bit "I dream of Jeanie" in that combo.

    Cerinda, YLF feels like real life, doesn't it? Even those people I haven't met, I feel I know, and the photos aren't just photos in that way.

    Mirjana, how sweet of you to say--thank you!

  • RobinF replied 1 year ago

    These both look great! I love the cropped length of that kimono, it might be a better look on short-me than a longer one. I think I prefer #1 (those silver shoes!) but #2 also looks great.

  • Suz replied 1 year ago

    Wowowwowow! I love #1 -- so beautiful on you. Once again, a brilliant pattern with your hair/ features and the colours are both subtle and striking. 

  • Jenn replied 1 year ago

    I love the first outfit, Firecracker! I like the second one, too, for high drama days.  :)

  • shevia replied 1 year ago

    Thanks for answering Sharan. I believe Walk has one storefront but I did not realize that they are internationally distributed. I learned about them by seeing a pair second hand (natch) and was impressed. 

  • skylurker replied 1 year ago

    Love the kimono pattern. I have a personal preference for #1 : more structure and dark denim.

  • Thistle replied 1 year ago

    Gorgeous! You look terrific in both. You really spice up those neutrals.

  • Mamavalveeta03 replied 1 year ago

    Great dressy, but I'm a casual girl, so my favorite is with the jeans. Love how your colors go so well with your gorgeous hair!

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