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Trend Report: Kimono Jackets

When we spotted several top tastemakers – including Nicole Richie and Nicky Hilton – wearing kimono jackets with jeans, we were instantly intrigued. So, make sure you read on as you’ll find plenty of ideas in today’s Trend Report!

Trend Report: Kimono Jackets

Mixing and matching is an essential part of putting together a stylish ensemble – whether you mix high-end pieces with low, bright colors with neutral hues, or oversized silhouettes with skinny shapes. Accordingly, when we spotted several top tastemakers – including Nicole Richie, Miley Cyrus and Nicky Hilton – wearing kimono jackets with jeans, we were instantly intrigued by the east-meets-west fusion. So, if you are ready to make this look your own, make sure you read on as you’ll find plenty of inspiration in today’s Trend Report!

Nicole Richie
We couldn’t write a story on kimono jackets without featuring designer Nicole Richie, who has not only helped to pioneer the trend, but has also designed a slew of stylish kimono jackets under her Winter Kate label. We love how Nicole – an on-the-go mother – pairs brightly-printed kimono jackets with simple jean-and-tee combos. This is a quick and effortless way to give your outfit an extra dose of panache. For a similar look, pick up a colorful kimono such as Blu Moon’s Kimono Jacket ($120) Stone Cold Fox’s Smoking Jacket ($352) and pair it with a black tee, denim cut-off shorts and Carvela’s Sisley Platform Ankle Boots ($154.20).

Miley Cyrus
Actress/singer Miley Cyrus is just one of many loyal fans that Nicole Richie’s Winter Kate label has amassed. In fact, just last month, Miley attended the Never Say Never premiere in Los Angeles wearing a fringe-embellished Winter Kate kimono jacket, wide-leg jeans and a sheer blouse. The result? A fresh and age-appropriate ensemble that is part 1970s bohemian, part California cool. You can try this look for yourself by picking up Kite & Butterfly’s La Rose Devore Jacket ($330) or Topshop’s Fringe Kimono ($80) and pairing it with DL1961’s Joy High Rise Flare Jeans ($158) and Pins and Needles’ Lace-Shoulder Blouse ($34.99).

Ashley Tisdale
Actress Ashley Tisdale also counts herself as a fan of the Winter Kate label – last year, Ashley was spotted out and about in Beverly Hills wearing a Winter Kate kimono jacket with skinny jeans and a pair of python-print heels. The result? An outfit that works for both day and night – wear it to meet friends for lunch, then head out for cocktails later that night. To create a similarly stylish ensemble, pair Alice + Olivia’s Mariona Velvet Cardigan ($99) or Goddess of Babylon’s Summer Kimono ($198) with your favorite skinny jeans and a white tee. Then, simply add Rafe’s Annalynne Platform Sandals ($261.25).

Nicky Hilton
Nicky Hilton has a great approach to fashion and consistently creates outfits that are as stylish as they are simple. For example, last week, at an Alice + Olivia shopping event in Beverly Hills, Nicky paired a black kimono jacket with grey skinny jeans and strappy heels. We love the way Nicky’s silky kimono elevated her outfit from low-key to luxe – this is a simple twist that is easy to try for yourself. To start, pick up Topshop’s Feather Print Kimono ($150) or ASOS’s Revive Jet Beaded Kimono Jacket ($84.27). Finish with Cheap Monday’s Tight Jeans ($65) and Elizabeth & James’ E-Milla Platform Sandal ($350).

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