What’s one of the hottest  trends right now? Kimono coords! Nothing quite appeals to the  ‘Lady of Leisure’ in all of us like a kimono.

Sighted early 2016, the kimono took centre stage as a wardrobe staple, and rightly so. It appeals to every woman who wants to look effortless and it’s an easy way to give a simple outfit like jeans and a tee an extra oomph!

The perfect mix of elegance and ease, wear it in silks, chiffon, ankara, mesh or organza. Pretty watercolour prints, paisley, Asiatic inspired, bold African prints and even solid coloured in statement hues; fringe trimmed, feathered or embellished – they  fill our need for summer layers (especially when the air conditioning is at arctic levels) and are super stylish and versatile.

Make a statement with a matched set like the celebrities below, keep it casual in jeans and a tank top  or take it from day to night and rock it with an on trend slip dress


Lilly Afe struck a pose in her 2207 by Tolu Bally set with a collared crop.

Vimbai Mutinhri is off duty cool in her slim-line Rococo kimono set, strappy flats, pulled back hair and sunnies.

Adaeze Yobo chose to wear her SGTCC Clothing matched set belted.

Toke Makinwa opted for a Kardashian-esque platinum bob and metallic slides with her Miskay Boutique floral kimono set and a TM Luxury handbag.


Mimi Onalaja also went for a SGTCC Clothing poly-blend ankara set with contrast trim. She styled hers with wavy locks, a bandeau crop and a navy crossbody chainstrap bag.

Would you rock the kimono trend? Let us know your thoughts below!