I am one of those people who will only buy another new clothes if it fits into my existing wardrobe. I am not talking about physically fitting in my wardrobe, if I want something to fit into my wardrobe I will always find space.
No I am talking about mixing and matching my clothes. There is nothing worse then finding out that you have a top that does not go with anything in your wardrobe. Which means you have to go out and buy something else so you can wear it.
Originally I started buying kimono without considering my fundamental rule because I never thought I will be wearing them outside. I am live in the UK and it is cold!
However now I love wearing my kimono with my western wardrobe and whenever I go shopping I lookout for items which I can wear with my kimono and western clothes.
My latest co-ordination was for the Sisterhood of the Travelling Kimono.
Rather then wearing a juban under the kimono, I opted for a shirt, tie and black full length skirt. It was very comfortable and if I have to say, very chic!
Another way of adding a western touch to a kimono outfit is with shoes!
My favourite shoes are my boots! They are comfortable and in the UK they are perfect for wet and cold weather.
Here are my white boots which are actually my wedding shoes. I really should wear them again.
Then there is the outer wear. You can not go out in the winter without a coat (well cape in this case), scarf and gloves.
So much choice and so much possibility! This is my reason for loving kimono ^_^.