HOW TO STYLE A KIMONO 1

How to style a kimono, summer trend, black and white, monochrome, pop of colour
How to style a kimono, summer trend, black and white, monochrome, pop of colour
How to style a kimono, summer trend, black and white, monochrome, pop of colour
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How to style a kimono, summer trend, black and white, monochrome, pop of colour
How to style a kimono, summer trend, black and white, monochrome, pop of colour
How to style a kimono, summer trend, black and white, monochrome, pop of colour
How to style a kimono, summer trend, black and white, monochrome, pop of colour
Photography by Ruth Audu

These past few months have not been easy as I mentioned. One of my biggest challenges is being happy for the success of others while I'm just here. It's easy to come here and put up a good front but some days are better than others. I mean how can one be truly happy for others when you're not exactly satisfied with your current state in life? At times like these I am reminded of the Mary Mary song "I Can't Give Up Now". While it's hard to be truly happy for others, I remember how I prayed for them and how we gushed about our future plans and goals. So I thank God for their success and I know that my time will come. 

Now for today's post. I find kimonos to be one of the most versatile pieces in my wardrobe. They can be worn as tops (as seen here and here) and not to mention they make great covers for dresses and jeans (as seen here and here). I don't know why I didn't include this item in my list of wardrobe basics. This particular pair from Mr Price has been my go-to fit for casual and dressy looks. I will be doing a series of posts showing you more ways to rock kimonos.

Kimono: Mr Price | Pants: H&M | Shoes: Zalora Thailand (Similar) || Belt, Bag (Here): Thailand

P.S. For more ways to style a kimono check out my look-book.
What's your take on kimonos as a closet essential?

40 comments:

En_kay Ede said...

I perfectly relate...but one has to try and stay happy and believe that ur time will definitely come

Girl....i love the new location and I love this look and the pop of colour...beautiful

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DESOLA MAKO said...

i know what you mean about being happy for others when you are pretty much not happy with where you are but i feel like thats the devils work tempting an hungry man with stone...i just avoid situations like that or psych myself that my own will come soon.
kimonos are pretty versatile so i like them.x
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Katarína Jakubčová said...

I say it otherwise. Be happy because the others wish you to be happy. Try to focus also on you meanwhile you focus on the others. Try to focus on reaching your happiness meanwhile you enjoy happiness of the others.
Btw the kimono is nice and not only the kimono but the whole combination and you look beautiful.
Have a nice day :-)
Katharine-fashionisbeautiful

Kishina Heaggans said...

Beautiful post! God sometimes keeps us hidden so he can polish us to perfection before putting us on display to the whole world. Be patient in the process. Their is beauty in the process. You are a beautiful person inside and out it shows through your posts. And thank you for sharing that lovely song by Mary Mary! I love them :)

Bash Harry said...

Love your kimono! I always wanted to get one but I never knew to style them until now.So thanks for this so much! <3. I find it difficult to be happiness for others' success sometimes too. It's a challenge, because it's a reminder that you're not doing that. But like you said, thank God for their success and just wait for our turn :)

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dimple khadi said...

You look so pretty dear!
Love the kimono ...
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Kreyola said...

Another lovely look with the kimono. Love it.

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Diane A said...

It's not easy but it's important I think to be (genuinely) happy for others, because keeping the negativity is not really healthy. Plus as you said yourself, your time will come!
I love your kimono, so pretty!
xx
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Grace Alex said...

love today's post and your kimono is so nice, someone is having a good time love you

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Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

@En_Kay Ede just trying my best because I truly want to be happy for others. I love the new location too but it's not that easy to take pictures there all the time #thebloggingstruggle.
@Desola it definitely is the devils work, I've been cheering myself up
@Katarina, I feel you girl, just trying to get to where I want to be
@Kishina, thank you for those words, I love them
@Bash glad you got inspired. It's a struggle but I am patiently waiting for my turn
@Diane yeah negativity is the worst so I just try because I genuinely want to be happy
@Grace thank you

Sarah said...

I love how the kimono looks like such a luxury piece worn the way you styled it.

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Princie said...

hi I love the kimono I find that easily dresses up an outfit here and it's a basic, yours is so pretty and I love your purse or I know sometimes things are difficult , but God is good your time will come

Toluwalade Toyin-Kehinde said...

The print of the kimono is so lovely and I think Zalora generally has amazing shoe choices! I've used Zalora Philippines a couple times.
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MELODY JACOBS said...

love the way you styled it. When i saw this post i smiled.... similar post on my blog. Happy a lovely week. http://melodyjacob1.blogspot.com/

Zarrah Jane said...

Cool styling.
I love the belt on waist too
XO

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Fash Boulevard said...

I love everything about this! Fabulous as always, love. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest. :) xx

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Sarah Rizaga said...

Aww very elegant and gorgeous look, and that kimono is <3

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Bernadeth G. said...

Great post, you have a very nice blog! :D

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Wenluditoh Daniellah said...

Everybody got something special that the other lacks, just give your best and let God do the rest dear
I am used to seeing your laughing posts and i was wondering why u not smiling here..the Kimono is amazing and that bag couldn't make it any better ...great combi!

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Anna Martin said...

Love love love your red satchel. So darling! Beautiful street style!

- Anna

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Rachael Naidu said...

I love thisoutfit, well put together!!
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MsJPetite said...

Love this look Sarah! Just stay in faith, your time will come

Wanjiru Ng'ethe said...

lovely look....

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Sara said...

Really cute outfit!

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Nashia Anthony said...

Lovely outfit and I love your shoes

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Regine Mercado said...

Your outfit totally looks amazing!! :)
And I can absolutely relate when you meant that some days are better than others... I guess that really is how life works. :) Hope you have a lovely weekend!

xx,
Regine
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Hollie Garner said...

gorgeous outfit honey! Love the way you have styled it all! Oh and your shoes are amazing! Your time will come lovely xx

Color Me Kiki said...

You look just gorgeous! I love your bag and that kimono is darling. Lovely pictures and great post, thanks for sharing!
xo Kiki
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chic Roe said...

Beautiful outfit!!*.*
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chic Roe said...

Beautiful outfit!!*.*
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Buiti Christian said...

I love the pop of color love. cute
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Boheme.Fille said...

You do rock that kimono! Love the look!
And don't worry, our time will come!

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Sophie Atieno said...

Now I know I want one,great styling Sarah
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prisybrisy said...

Kiminos are surly a great piece. love the look
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Arkadiusz Lenart said...

You look amazing :) great outfit :)

NotJessFashion said...

You look beautiful. That kimono is so beautiful. Also love those heels!

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Traci Mari Smith said...

This is really cute! I love the shoes too.

Choukie B. said...

I love the way you styled it
so elegant
Xo
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JustBeingO said...

Man this was really encouraging! Thank you!

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