An Easy Summer “Uniform” - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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An Easy Summer “Uniform”

floral kimono and light denim jeans

An easy uniform for summer is this 3 piece outfit I am wearing today. Kimono, camisole and light jeans.

floral kimono

floral kimono and light denim jeans

My outfit

How was your weekend friends?

I can’t believe it is half way through June. We spent part of the weekend at the pool and I did pop into the mall to look around a bit. I did hope to get a Friday post out last week, but a family health issue had to take precedent. My hubby is in PA this week to help in the matter.

Today I am sharing this easy outfit “uniform” to wear in the early summer when there are cooler days or you just want a 3rd piece to keep you cool in the air conditioning. Why is it so cold in restaurants?

I do love a long kimono, giving you a long lean line over a column look. This creates the visual of one long line of color ( black, white, whichever color you choose. ) Pair the top and the shorts/pants in the same shade. Add the kimono and it will be the centerpiece of your look.

There are so many options for kimonos out there, and I am just sharing my small collection here.

I was in the mood for pink on this day and I am wearing a shorter floral kimono with my H&M camisole, light AG jeans and my pale pink Andre Assous espadrilles.

Typically, I like to wear my kimonos over jeans or over shorts for the warmer months, but you could certainly wear a long kimono over a sleeveless maxi dress for coverage. You can also wear a light kimono as a bathing suit coverup. I bought this one recently to go with my suit.

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I couldn’t find the exact pieces, so I found similar pieces I thought you would enjoy.

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Kimonos I Own- Previous Posts

Love Kyla long print kimono and jeans

Original Post- Love Kyla Tie Front Kimono

Caite and Kyla short print kimono and white shorts

Original Post- Boho Style with Love Kyla Kimono

Mint lace kimono and white jeans

Original Post- A Gift From a Friend-Mint Lace Kimono

Pink floral kimono and pink camisole

Pink floral camisole with pink cami


Well, below is a picture my hubby took of “Henry the Heron”. Yes, I named him. Isn’t he a beautiful bird? We were taking photos at Turtle Bay, and he was perched on this bit of land, looking for fish. I love animals and wildlife. I told you about the baby bunnies in our neighbor’s yard, in a burrow. The back of our house is woods and nature trail, so we get our fair share of bunnies, chipmunks, squirrels, birds and other little creatures. I would love a “wildlife cam” to just see what comes up at night.

Are you a fan of Kimonos? I’d love to hear how you style them.



Have a great day

Jess xx

  • Chrissy Rowden
    Posted at 07:40h, 26 June Reply

    Love the pictures as always Jess. 🙂 And I love your summer uniform. It looks a lot like mine…Also, I’d recognize some of those kimono prints anywhere! 😉

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 08:45h, 25 June Reply

    Jess, you know how I love my kimonos! You have so many pretty ones. I love this pink floral one! And I had totally forgotten about the mint lace kimono! That was forever ago when I sent that to you! Fun post. I want to wear all my kimonos now!


  • mummabstylish
    Posted at 16:31h, 22 June Reply

    Adore all the kimono jackets, what a fab idea, I need to more I think. Thanks for sharing on the #LINKUP

  • Claire
    Posted at 16:07h, 15 June Reply

    Beautiful photos, loving your kimonos Jess. Thanks for linking up to #CreativeMondays

  • Jodie
    Posted at 16:58h, 14 June Reply

    My husband always names things like that too!! How cute.
    And my kimono collection has definitely grown after moving here to AZ. I just love them,

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:28h, 18 June Reply

      🙂 I bet you have quite a few and they come in handy too when they crank the air conditioning in restaurants in the summer

  • Neti*
    Posted at 13:44h, 14 June Reply

    Love these Kimonos and my fave is the long kimono. The colors are so You. Enjoy Summer Jess.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:26h, 18 June Reply

      Hi Neti! Thank you , they are all so unique right? You too Neti!

  • Southwestern Desert Living
    Posted at 10:49h, 14 June Reply

    Jess there is not a single thing on this post that doesn’t make my heart skiip a beat! I have no kimonos here in the moutains so I need to go check out some of your links!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:26h, 18 June Reply

      Thanks Cheryl, there are so many pretty ones to choose from. I am wearing one as a cover up for the beach.

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 04:30h, 14 June Reply

    I do love a kimono – they really are so versatile and the perfect completer piece for this time of year. I am always on the hunt for a good one in a pretty color. As much as I love long ones, shorter ones are even better! Henry the Heron is certainly beautiful!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:25h, 18 June Reply

      Thanks friend! Yes, he is. I enjoy the different lengths as well. My favorite of these is the brown print Caite and Kyla shorter one.

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