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Kimono, button-up + jeggings c/o Smart Set | heels- ShoeMint | watch c/o Daniel Wellington
If you follow me on IG, you may have gotten a glimpse of this fun collaboration I worked on with with Smart Set and some pretty amazing bloggers... so without further ado, I’m super excited to share the brand’s 1 piece 10 styles project with you! The premise? A group of fab bloggers from across Canada are challenged to build an outfit around a single item of clothing each month, and luckily for me, this month was all about the kimono.

 No matter where you live, we can all agree that nothing is more refreshing after a long, cold winter  than the light, breezy offerings that usher in spring — it's quite literally a breath of fresh air after months of bitter cold and scratchy wool! I for one can't think of a more spring appropriate piece to incorporate into my wardrobe than the kimono, and this one from Smart Set's new collection is no exception. It's just so airy and deliciously bohemian, but the styling possibilities are pretty much endless... and if you don't believe me, just look at how many different looks this group of bloggers was able to create with one single kimono! It’s pretty amazing to see how different tastes and aesthetics are able to re-imagine a piece and transform it into something that encapsulates their personal style so perfectly — take note, ladies!

For my look, I wanted to keep things casual yet refined — kind of like a polished take on the bohemian art teacher vibe... Thus the buttoned-up denim shirt (which, for the record, is the most comfortable thing ever) and heels. I've worn other kimonos in the past, but take it from me, this one has proved to be the most versatile of all... So dress it up with a pretty dress and heels, or opt for laid-back cool with denim cutoffs and an oversized shirt, because either way, you're looking fresh to death.

Be sure to check out how these other fab ladies styled their kimonos (links below!), and as always, thanks for reading lovelies!

Ania BGracie Carroll | Gum Boot Glam | Nothern Style Exposure | The Brunette Salad | The Skinny Blond Girl | The Style Mogul | Dentelle et Fleur | The Booklet | My Fash Avenue

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