Killer Kimonos – Check Out These Cool Summery Cover-Ups


Summer’s traditional wardrobe has long been about shorts, mini skirts, short dresses and tank tops – all sleeveless and short everything. But what if you want a little mystery and drama with your summer look? Enter the kimono. Lightweight, breathable, and beautiful – it’s the style statement your closet’s been needing all along. I’ve found a few that I love, that I bet you’ll love too!

Eloquii has quite a few chic kimono cover-ups right now but my favorite is this beaded kimono top – it is ornate and the kind of statement piece that can transition from snazzy day party to special evening event.

QVC is a great destination for kimono cardigan shopping. One of my favorites is by Nicole Richie – so light and easy to travel with! Bob Mackie is also into the kimono cardigan trend over at

Forever 21 has skin in the kimono game with their Goddess Rose Longline Kimono top – it’s got that rocker chic edge complete with fringe for all of your music festival fashion needs.

Torrid’s Neon Aztec Print Kimono combines like 4 trends into one cover-up. It’s neon, Aztec print, it’s got fringe, AND it’s a kimono. This is the summer fashion equivalent of BINGO!

City Chic is a plus size Australian brand that’s now got super cute clothes available online at and Nordstrom. Their Rose Kimono Top is very sweet and perfect for the season. Their Black Chiffon Kimono is the kind of timeless staple that my wardrobe always needs!

Contributing Editor, Patrice Grell Yursik is the creator of, one of the first blogs to celebrate the beauty of natural hair and ladies of all skin tones and sizes. Affectionately called the Godmother of Brown Beauty Blogging, Patrice takes her readers inside unique beauty, fashion and cultural experiences.