STYLE Winter Fashion

Yellow Velvet Floral Kimono

Yellow Velvet Floral Kimono from Anthropologie | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Oh man does it feel good to have my closet back after the Winter 10×10 Challenge. You too?! One of the things I appreciate most during the challenge is contentment with the 10 pieces I’m rotating in and out of my daily wardrobe. But what I didn’t expect this time around is that my closet contentment would stay around long after the challenge was over. Because if you look at it this way….you’ve gained a whole closet’s-worth of new clothes to wear after the challenge has ended. Yesss! Needless to say, I’m living on a high from all the “new” clothes I’ve suddenly inherited in my closet.

Yellow Velvet Floral Kimono from Anthropologie | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

One of the pieces I’ve been reaching for recently has been this gorgeous velvet kimono from Anthropologie. I picked it up a few months ago (now it’s on sale!) and love that it can bring color and character to a simple everyday outfit. Here I’ve paired it with a metallic tee and high-rise wide-leg denim pants for a look that feels extra special and fun while remaining incredibly comfortable for daily wear.

Yellow Velvet Floral Kimono from Anthropologie | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Yellow Velvet Floral Kimono from Anthropologie | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Yellow Velvet Floral Kimono from Anthropologie | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

One of my favorite details of this kimono is that it is velvet, so it’s a little warmer than your traditional sheer kimono. Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t wear this piece as an alternative to a jacket if it’s cold outside–I still consider it to be a sheer, light weight cover-up. But I do like that it is made of a thicker material for warmer winter days while still remaining plenty breezy and billowy when you walk (a necessity for this kind of piece, no?).

Yellow Velvet Floral Kimono from Anthropologie | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com
Yellow Velvet Floral Kimono from Anthropologie | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

I’m also not generally one to gravitate towards kimonos. For me, pieces that don’t add functionality (read: warmth) aren’t worth the extra hassle to incorporate into my daily looks. But there was something extra special and unique about this one that I just couldn’t resist. And I could see myself wearing with a lot of different items in my closet that I already owned.

One of the reasons this piece works in my wardrobe is that it pairs nicely with a lot of the colors I already have–like deep maroons and cobalt blues. And while I love love love the color yellow, it doesn’t always look the best against my skin tone. But this kimono allows me to bring in a little more yellow to my wardrobe without washing me out since it’s always worn over other items of clothing and never right up against my skin. I consider it a huge win! Yellow is such a great way to brighten up your winter darks.

Yellow Velvet Floral Kimono from Anthropologie | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Yellow Velvet Floral Kimono from Anthropologie | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

And can we talk about the gorgeous floral pattern?! I’m a sucker for a unique floral pattern, seriously! (P.S. – Another floral kimono I’m crushing on for spring.)

Here, I paired the entire look with suede ankle boots that give the outfit a more boho, carefree vibe. This pair is incredibly comfortable for a full day of work or weekend errand running because of the lower chunky block heel. And I love that the beige color goes with denim so well! (P.S. – I have bought Old Navy boots the past 2 years and have been incredibly happy with the quality and wear of them! I also love that they don’t break the bank. 🙂 )

Yellow Velvet Floral Kimono from Anthropologie | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Yellow Velvet Floral Kimono from Anthropologie | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

What about you? Would you ever style a floral kimono in the winter or spring?

You might also like…A Floral Skirt on the Weekend and Another Way I Style High-Rise Denim.

Photos by Noah Berg

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Get the Look…

Top: Anthropologie (similar) | Pants: J. Crew (similar) | Kimono: Anthropologie (similar here, here) | Boots: Old Navy (similar here, here)

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