Double denim and a kimono

On days when you realise you have 15 minutes to get dressed, pack your bag and leave the house, it’s good to have a little trick up your sleeve to add a bit of effortless edge to an outfit. I picked up this kimono from Primark a couple of days ago and I’m so pleased with it. I’ve been after a slouchy cover up I can chuck on casually or dress up for work. I’ve seen kimonos in Topshop but couldn’t justify £45 so I’m glad I snapped up this £15 bargain from good old Primark. It’s totally transformed my really basic outfit into something a little more distinctive. I also threw in a little subtle double denim in the outfit, the wedges are really old but absolute essentials in my wardrobe, proving that ‘old is gold’. 

The details…

Kimono – Primark

Vest top – LNA, courtesy of Doll Boutique

Shorts – Levis, from Rokit Vintage

Tights – Primark

Wedges – ASOS

Lionhead bracelet – Gift from Florence

Charm bracelet – Links of London, from Selfridges

Charm – Peculiar Vintage, courtesy of Rokit vintage 

Spike bracelet – Joomi Lim, from Nyla Boutique

Reena Rai

Reena Rai is a 30-something London-based fashion, travel and lifestyle blogger. She has been blogging for 10 years (!), previously at before launching her self-titled blog.



  1. Mo
    August 7, 2011 / 8:12 pm

    You can't beat a kimono to give an outfit kick.

  2. Maria
    August 7, 2011 / 9:51 pm

    I LOVE this kimono and the subtle mix of prints in this outfit, the pink really makes it pop 🙂 Maria xxx

  3. Una
    August 8, 2011 / 8:48 am

    You have proved that old IS gold really…You look very good!

  4. Intrinsically Florrie
    August 10, 2011 / 1:35 pm

    This modern take on kimono's is really growing on me. I really need to get one, or maybe I could even have a go at sewing one up myself. 🙂 Hmmmmm floral, pastel or both is the question!Florrie x

  5. - B
    August 10, 2011 / 10:32 pm

    love your kimono!!! –

  6. silver
    August 11, 2011 / 6:48 am

    the pink really makes it pop 🙂

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