If you didn’t hop onboard the fall fashion trend of Asian Inspired Dressing, there’s still time. This elegant, exotic look is still going strong this spring.
Many designers have derived inspiration from Asia by adding kimonos and origami-like pieces to their collections. Structured dresses and cinched waists gave the looks a more defined silhouette.
Here’s how you can take the look from runway to reality. All items below are from Nordstrom.
Chinese red may have ruled the runway, but such a vivid color isn’t for everyone. That’s why it’s lovely to see this delicate yellow Citron silk tunic that’s currently in the stores. Embossed with a classical oriental motif, this feminine top is like an an ancient Chinese painting.It’s a work of art and needs to be worn with a black pant or skirt to really show it off. It’s also the perfect top to cover up the flabby bits many of us complain about after 40. Comes with detachable pocket- Don’t ask me why? It’s a conversation piece for sure!
|Make Way for Mandarin.
Take one of the the season’s most popular colors — coral– and combine it with a snappy mandarin style jacket that looks fab thrown over a t-shirt and some white pants or skinny jeans, and you have a cute casual look. This Ming Wang Tonal Check Jacquard Mandarin Jacket is a modern version of an ancient classic. White piping gives it punch and makes this piece sporty and now.
|Zen and Now.
You know when you want something classy but easy to throw on if you are running out to dinner or to a movie? Well this sumptuous Silk Citron Tunic is a great solution. Kimono sleeves and a a handkerchief hem give this top great style and make it an easy piece to say yes to. No busy jewelry needed here. The exotic print does all the talking.
You’ll look pretty in pink in this gorgeous cherry blossom colored Print Crepe de Chine Kimono by Emilio Pucci. Great for lounging or entertaining!
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