OK, last post from our family holiday in Malaga, I promise! But I practically lived in this yellow kimono almost the whole week, so I need to tell you why you need a kimono. A kimono is such a versatile piece, it’s a lifesaver in many situations, and it’s perfect to bring to a sunny holiday destination like Malaga!
Fake it until you make it
Malaga is the perfect blend of beach and city life. And in early May, when we were there, it was a bit chilly in the mornings. So it was perfect to wrap a long kimono around bare arms and legs when eating breakfast at an outdoor café before going to the beach.
And as we all may agree upon, beach life makes you look like a hot mess! You don’t feel super fresh coming straight from the beach into a restaurant for a late lunch or running a few errands without taking a shower and changing into something less beachy. But with two kids and a hubby who doesn’t understand this “problem”, this isn’t always an option for me! So the kimono was a lifesaver on this trip. It saved me from feeling like a complete mess when coming straight from the beach into the city. It was a great coverup over a beachy outfit and I felt a bit more properly dressed, even though I was covered in sticky sunscreen and salt water. And was stinky. Because let’s be completely honest, we all stink after a day at the beach! So, fake it until you make it (into the shower).
Why you need a kimono?
Because it’s something you can’t live without. A kimono is incredibly versatile. As we already know by now it’s the perfect piece to bring to a holiday, but it’s also a lifesaver back home. I used a kimono as a jacket when I was pregnant, especially in the last few weeks, because nothing else fit and it was one of few things that actually made me look OK with that huge bump sticking out. It’s great to throw on when you’re wearing a short skirt or shorts but the temperature may drop. Or you just want to feel more covered up. Also, it will save you from getting those horrible chair marks on the back of your thighs. It’s a piece of clothing you can’t live without and everyone needs one in their closet.
And the best thing is that they come in endless varieties. Long, short, single colored, multicolored, you name it. My personal favorite is a bright happy colored one like this yellow kimono. I bought it from Topshop last year so it’s probably not available anymore, but I’ll link a great alternative below.
Kimono: Topshop, bought last year, but similar here
Dress: Isabel Marant Ètoile, bought last year, but similar here (on sale!)
Hat: & Other Stories, sold out in black but in beige here
Bag: Balenciaga (Small City)