You know what I love about thrift store shopping, fabrics. I can usually count on finding a variety of unique prints. Even if the prints a little wacky and I’m on the fence, I’ll buy it. Chances are, if I hesitate and then come back, it’ll be gone! I made that mistake once and missed out on a cool print. It was so sad!
Lucky for me, that wasn’t the case when I found this tropical print. I knew right away it’d make the perfect beachy kimono.
For this project, I used an old comfy H&M kimono. If you’ve read my previous post, (how diy’s can build confidence) you’ll know I like to use old clothing for pattern pieces.
Here’s How I Made It
It was meant to be
Fast forward to my next thrift trip, and boom! Sitting on the top of a clothing rack, sat this teal beauty!
In my mind, I was immediately transported to a little coastal town. I envisioned pastel stripes, umbrellas and a coastline.
Now when it comes to hats, I usually gravitate towards neutral colors, but I had just made my kimono and I was convinced this minty teal was would pair perfectly with the tropical print! So I bought it and told myself if it doesn’t work, I’ll donate it.
The fun part, styling!
Since the print is pretty bright and bold, I wanted to keep everything else pretty neutral. I went with a black tank top, a pair of comfy denim shorts, and neutral sandals.
Sadly winter is coming, so this outfit will have wait until next summer, but that’s okay! Today I got to pretend I was on a summer getaway, and that was fun.