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Here are my tips on how to wear a kimono in 2014:

The kimono may be difficult to pull off, but take it from us: it can be done. There are many different styles of kimonos available, and they’re extremely on-trend right now. Personally, I am a huge fan of neutral colored kimonos rather than kimonos plastered with loud, bright colors, as they seem much more boho. A neutral kimono with a simple, flowery print is ideal. That being said, there are so many fun tribal print kimonos that are easy to wear—just be sure not to overdo the rest of your outfit. Kimonos that have fringe are a personal favorite of mine, as they remind me of that chic 1960s hippy look. Stay clear of cotton kimonos; they tend to have a cheaper look. It’s easy to pair with a blank tight pant, shorts, or even a dress, as the weather gets warmer.

Time to channel your inner free spirit: kimonos are a very boho look, meaning the rest of your outfit should look boho to match. Look to labels such as Free People for inspiration that is wearable. Preppy accessories will not work well with a kimono. Try pairing it with some fun bangles or chunky rings. As for hair, beachy waves are the perfect way to carry out the look.

One of the best things about kimonos? They’re not limited to one season. You can wear them throughout all four seasons (as long as you change the rest of your outfit, of course). Not only can they be worn all year round, they are very versatile as well. There are so many different styles out there, so it’s easy to pick one out for a summer concert or party. Remember that it’s really all about how you style the kimono. Dress it up with heels and fancier jewelry, or jean shorts and a simple tank.

When it comes down to it, wearing a kimono is all about confidence. Summer is approaching, and this is the perfect time to show off a flowy, feminine kimono. Plus, they’re light enough and won’t weigh you down in the summer heat. Be daring, take a risk and wear it!