The Luxe Leopard: Styling a Kimono Duster

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Photography by: Anna Reagan Photography

This spring and summer, I’ve envisioned my wardrobe to reflect one of effortless elegance with a touch of Spanish flair. I’ve curated a list of pieces that I need to create my spring and summer capsule, along with some all season basics that my wardrobe still lacks. For those of you who don’t know, Houston is where I reside and our “spring” can easily turn into a sweltering summer day at any moment. Due to that, I’ll be focusing more on single pieces that give my looks interest, fabrics that are light, airy and breathable and pieces that are versatile. I’ve also decided to take a more environmentally friendly and ethical approach with my shopping habits and pieces that I select. I’ll talk more about this later, but in a nutshell, I’ll be shopping more with brands who practice ethical use of fabrics, produce smaller collections that are built to last, as well as incorporating more handmade garments where I’m choosing the fabric, into my wardrobe. I gave you a look into my spring capsule over on Instagram. I shared my color palette, along with my selected prints that I’ll be rocking and I also gave you a snapshot of some of the actual pieces that I’ll be wearing for the season. If you’re not following me on Instagram, you can get caught up with details on my capsule and my latest posts here.

Leopard kimono for spring

One of my prints of choice was leopard print. This print is really an all season print for me in my wardrobe, so you’ll always see me present it in seasonal capsules. I’ve had this kimono in my wardrobe for a few months, and I decided that this was a perfect piece to include into my 50 piece capsule. Although it is made of polyester, which is really not the best fabric for summer wear, the design allows for easy air flow and it’s lightweight. Sleeves are always an important factor for me when I purchase anything. Because my arms are large, if it’s not stretch fabric, I typically go for statement sleeves because it not only gives me tons of room, it’s more flattering and it gives the overall look extra flair. Kimono sleeves are probably one of my favorites to wear, so this duster was the perfect choice to play around with for my capsule.

Leopard kimono for spring

Dusters are very functional and versatile. I’ve already styled this piece multiple times outside of social media and the blog, but this is the first time wearing it as a dress. I’ve belted many of my outerwear pieces before and wore them as tops or dresses, so this styling was an easy option for me. The easy, throw on ability of the duster gave me my effortless feel and with the addition of some vintage gold belts that I stacked, and the sheen of the actual fabric, gave me the elegance and flair that I wanted for my capsule theme. I could easily take this look from day to night with a switch of a more comfortable shoe option for the day. With this look, I opted for print on print with a pair of spotted, block heels and topped the look off with a black straw hat.

Leopard kimono for spring

What are your thoughts on this look? Have you curated your spring/summer capsule? If so, what are some of the colors and prints that you’ll be rocking? Let’s get into some style conversation in the comments and share ideas on how to improve your season selections. If you haven’t Subscribed, join the HGG crew and stay updated with all style and fashion news from HGG. Don’t forget to follow me on all of my social media platforms below and if you wish to have a more personalized approach to creating your own seasonal capsule, visit my Wardrobe Services and pick your package! Until next time, Grab your Garb!

Leopard kimono for spring

Style Tip of the day

When creating your seasonal capsule, it’s easy to start by focusing in on your key colors that are going to be presented in your capsule. Once you solidify your color palette, you can then determine what your spring/summer activities will consist of, then focus on fabrics and figure flattering styles that are going to best suit your personal taste and lifestyle.

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Kimono duster: NewdStyle / Belts: Vintage / Heels: lolashoetique / Hat: Target

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