How To Style a Kimono for Winter (Part 2)

While the snow often makes a beautiful backdrop for blog photos, when it starts to melt away we are left with gray slimy sludge which isn’t all that pretty. To make matters worse, it really is not conducive for preserving the quality of my shoes. I have to be honest here…I do wear these outfits in real life. I love clothing and fashion and the way it makes me feel. However, the one part of my outfits that may be a bit of a lie is my shoes. I style them with my outfit, take the photos, then sit at home with my shoes off…perching them ever so daintily in the corner beside me where I can admire their beauty and pizazz. Once photos are done, if I have to leave the house, I generally slip on my old beat up rubber snow boots. They go with nothing. They are ugly. But they are practical, warm, and water resistant.  And you will probably never see them here. But I digress from the purpose of this post…which is to share with you how I style that classic warm weather piece, a kimono, in the winter.

*This is a sponsored post. This kimono was provided to me by Rosegal for purposes of this blog post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are completely my own.

*Kimono: Plus Size Monochrome Drawstring Longline Duster Coat c/o Rosegal.

If you missed my post yesterday, I shared Part 1 of How to Style a Kimono for Winter. I featured this gorgeous tribal printed long kimono from Rosegal with a graphic tee. For today’s outfit, I was channeling my inner Stevie Nicks…so I chose a black sequined tank top, flared black denim, and white booties.

This kimono features a half sleeve so I definitely needed some extra layers to make it work in colder temperatures. Because it is roomy, I was able to add a long black duster cardigan underneath it. You can’t see it in the photos, but the cardigan also has a little sparkle which played nicely with the shimmers of the sequined tank.

*Necklace: Vintage Inspired Black Stone Statement Necklace c/o Happiness Boutique.

Since I created a bit of a rock and roll feeling with this combination, I added this cute burgundy bag with a guitar style strap. I recently scored this gorgeous purse on clearance at Torrid Salmon Run Mall for around $12, but it is currently sold out online.

And when you are feeling a little Stevie Nicks vibe, what better place to shoot photos than in front of a guitar store?

If you are looking to add a cute kimono to your wardrobe, consider creating a Valentine’s Wish List and treat yourself to something fabulous. Check out Rosegal Valentine’s Gifts for some fabulous offers on the Best Valentine’s Gifts 2018.

*Watch: Frankie in Ebony & Gold c/o Jord.

Have you been experimenting with warm weather wardrobe items during this bitter cold winter? How are you maintaining your personal style through the dreary gray days?

While the short winter days and bitter cold snow may have a tendency to ruin your shoes or your mood, you shouldn’t let it also ruin your personal sense of style. In the words of the actor Shawn Ashmore, “Style is a reflection of your attitude and your personality.” Let’s not allow the weather to dim that, my friends. Stay stylish in your own bright fabulous way!

Keeping it on the edge,


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I am a 40 something Army wife and stay-at-home mother of 2 boys and 2 cats named Dave and Frankie. I have a passion for helping other women feel fabulous in the midst of this crazy, beautiful life.

32 Responses

  1. Loving this black and white kimono, doll. You’ve styled it beautifully and I love the pink accessories. Big hugs and please thank your brave hubby for us. #freedomisntfree

    • Jonet, thank you so very much for this wonderful comment! I do love my black and white with little bits of color thrown in! I will pass your thanks onto the hubs. I appreciate that very much! Have a fabulous weekend, my friend.


  2. Yep…I’m convinced that I don’t need to put away my kimonos until spring!! Now I just have to see what they’ll go over in my closet!!
    Have a great weekend.

    • Ooh, I can’t wait to see what you come up with, Jodie! I am thinking of trying one over a turtleneck dress or sweater. Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend, my friend!


  3. Love how you matched your wonderful kimono. I am a fan on kimonos.


  4. I like all the ways you incorporated pops of black and white into this look, from solid fabrics, to prints, to your accessories. Those heeled white boots are so mod, and I like that you made a springy kimono work for winter by layering a long-sleeved tee underneath. To me, it kind of captures that lingerie dressing trend too!


    • Liz, thank you so much for this very thoughtful comment! I haven’t yet gotten on board with the lingerie/pajama trend…except with my kimonos! And the longer kimonos definitely have a lingerie/robe vibe, don’t they? I appreciate the compliment very much. Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend!


  5. Good morning Shelbee!

    I have been wearing my summer kimono with turtlenecks lately in Atlanta.
    This has been a very cold winter!!
    I love your black and white one!

    Stay warm friend!

    • Robin, thanks so much for stopping by! I think that my next try with a kimono for winter…a turtleneck sweater or a turtleneck dress! Have a fabulous weekend, my friend!


  6. Hmmmmmm…I love the kimono on you. Not sure it would look good on me…lol. I’m just not that daring with fashion. Maybe somday. I do love the purse you have with it:). Thanks for getting me outside of my fashion box:)

    • Thank you so much, Julie! If you have a silky robe of some sort, maybe try styling it with jeans and a tank top or tee shirt and see how it feels. You might find that you love it and then you can look into purchasing an actual kimono! They come in all different lengths and I think it is important to find the length that is most flattering to your frame. I am glad that I could inspire you get out of your fashion box! Have a great weekend.


  7. Beautiful white and black kimono. The lace detail on the sleeves and around the edges adds sexiness to your kimono that only lace can do! Btw, from what I have seen in your posts, you have a beautiful shoe collection! You have a very good taste. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

    Maureen |

    • Maureen, thank you so much! I do have quite an extensive shoe collection…it’s a little out of hand actually! Ha! I still need to respond to your email. I am so sorry. I think I read it late at night and forgot in the morning! I hope you have a wonderful weekend as well, my friend!


  8. I love the sequins you paired with that kimono! Your outfit really has a great rock and roll vibe!

    • Thanks so much, Laura! I didn’t even feel all that rock and roll until my husband said, “Hey, I’m feeling a little Stevie Nicks vibe going on with this.” Sometimes, the husbands do understand our fashion sense! Have a fabulous weekend, my friend.


  9. Always fabulous Shelbee!!!

  10. Love how you styled your kimono. I usually think of these as summer pieces but I should try one as a layering piece

    • Thanks so much, Michelle! I just published a wish list post today featuring some really adorable kimonos that would perfect for winter layering! I just love the drama of a kimono and I simply cannot put them away for the winter. Have a great weekend.


  11. You have me laughing, I was walking to work with ugly shoes while holding my boots in my hand. Then switch them up. This weather can ruined your shoes, so not worth it!! And for sure if rocking those cute white boots 😉
    Even though this kimono is long sleeve, adding layers makes it winter appropriate! And your wearing a sparkly top, yes girl!


    • Mel, thanks so much! I remember way back in my 20’s when I worked in NYC and I refused to wear my suits with ugly shoes and I would hike all around the city in the worst weather wearing heeled boots! How times have changed for me, that’s fur sure! Good for you for being practical and saving your cute shoes from the sludge and snow. Have a wonderful weekend, my friend.


  12. I love the kimono! It’s so beautiful and I love the pattern on it. You styled it so lovely!

    • Laura, thanks so much! I just shared a kimono wish list today with many more gorgeous one which are appropriate for winter styling! And I have a new one on the way, too.


  13. Great kimono!


  14. such a great outfit!!!Love the kimono

  15. That is perfect for winter with the layers!

  16. I love all the elements of this outfit Shelbee…the sparkly top, necklace, white boots, and of course the kimono! Fantastic outfit! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

    • Thanks so much, Emma! I have had this sparkly top for some time and it finally made its appearance on the blog! I have it dark purple, too…now to style that one…ooh, maybe with my new black beaded kimono that is on the way! Enjoy the rest of your weekend, my friend.