A Plaid Piece for Summer and Fall

A Plaid Piece for Summer and Fall
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A Plaid Piece for Summer and Fall

I’m having a hard time coming to grips with the fact that the first day of Autumn is a month away.

No, not because it’s come too soon, but because it feels like it should already be autumn. I guess the weather disagrees because Richmond is still sweltering, but that doesn’t stop me from dressing like it’s cool out! I’ll always suffer through the sweat for something plaid – and that’s where this outfit comes in. When I saw this plaid duster on the Forever 21 website, I knew I needed to add it to my order. I’m so thrilled that I did (even if my dad does think it looks like a bathrobe 😂).

This kind of kimono can be worn numerous ways, but like the rest of this series (see post one here, post two here, and post three here), I’m choosing to wear it as the website model did to introduce it to you! You can view how she styled it below. Let me tell you, I felt so dang chic in this look. It will definitely be a go-to once the weather cools down just a bit. Keep on the lookout for the next couple of outfits with this plaid piece.

Outfit Details // top | kimono | jeans | belt | heels | earrings

Photos by Lindsey of Seamless Sea

How the Forever 21 model wore this duster:

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The best part about dusters is that they’re super lightweight. This plaid one is no exception!

That’s why it’s the perfect item to have when transitioning from summer into autumn. It has an autumnal print, with a lightness that allows you to wear it before the temperatures cool down. I especially love the fact that it’s this rich blue tone, because it doesn’t particularly scream “FALL!” like a maroon or olive green would, and the white accents give you so many options for matching. You could even wear it with all white (hmmm – ideas for an upcoming post, perhaps?)

Kimonos like this are a great “third piece”. An element aside from just a top or bottom – taking on the role as both as an accessory and a comfy added layer. A third piece always brings umph to an outfit, and can transform a basic t-shirt and jeans look to something extraordinary. This $23 plaid kimono is definitely a necessity in my summer-to-fall wardrobe. You gotta get your hands on it as well!

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A Plaid Piece for Summer and Fall

Photos by Lindsey of Seamless Sea

Outfit Details // top | kimono | jeans | belt | heels | earrings

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29 Comments

  • Reply
    Ann
    August 20, 2018 at 9:14 AM

    Love this look!

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    Tanvi Rastogi
    August 20, 2018 at 9:42 AM

    I love Dusters. They are perfect for layers. I might own one too many. You look lovely.

    ❥ tanvii.com

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    Shira Rosenbluth
    August 20, 2018 at 9:53 AM

    Sadly, I feel like we didn’t even have summer this year because it’s going so fast! Loveee that plaid kimono- such a great layering piece.

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    Cathy
    August 20, 2018 at 11:45 AM

    I can’t wait for fall! So over the heat!! haha. I love this plaid duster and how you styled it. It’s so cute!

    XOXO
    Cathy

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    Summer
    August 20, 2018 at 12:37 PM

    Ohhhh I love this on you! You’ve convinced me that I need to find a plaid kimono for myself LOL I love the navy blue. *heart eyes*

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    Carolyn
    August 20, 2018 at 1:23 PM

    Girl, it’s so cute! I love the point about it not being an obvious color for fall. I agree! It makes it more versatile I think. This is a great piece!

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    Ruthie Ridley
    August 20, 2018 at 4:23 PM

    That kimono is so cute and fun! Made for you gf!!!

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    Coral
    August 20, 2018 at 5:46 PM

    Okay, wait. That is SO cute! I was expecting a normal plaid button up and wasn’t sure I was gonna be into it, but I actually love this way of rocking the plaid. I may need that…

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    Alix Maza
    August 20, 2018 at 6:42 PM

    Ohh plaid is such a trend for fall! This duster is so cute.

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    Ro
    August 20, 2018 at 6:49 PM

    I really love this kimono! I’m so ready for fall, but I also know there’s quite a few weeks left of warm days until fall’s finally upon us. I love that this kimono is long and plaid! Definitely something I can wear in the office and outside of it!

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    Candace
    August 20, 2018 at 7:30 PM

    The first thing, (besides from being cute) that I look when I go shopping is versatility. I like to buy pieces that I use to create a whole new outfit. It seems like that piece is one of those. Its super cute for a summer, fall, a date or just to go shopping. Love it!

    XO
    Candace
    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

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    Tara Fuller
    August 20, 2018 at 10:06 PM

    love the plaid! i’m SO ready for fall and this hot Dallas summer to cease!

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    sarah lindner
    August 20, 2018 at 10:06 PM

    Such cute cardigan, love the look!
    Xoxo
    Sarah Lindner
    http://www.TheHouseOfSequins.com

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    Kileen
    August 20, 2018 at 10:53 PM

    This plaid number is so beautiful!! I love the color, this is so perfect for Fall!

    Kileen
    cute & little

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    Helen
    August 20, 2018 at 11:07 PM

    I love plaid! This is the perfect transition piece from summer to fall!

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    Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    August 21, 2018 at 7:49 AM

    I always get upset when August finally comes because it means September and fall are right around the corner. But this duster is really cute, I love the blue!

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    Laura Leigh
    August 21, 2018 at 8:46 AM

    Really loving this piece!! Such a pretty addition to your look. Also, that acai bowl looks absolutely amazing. I’ll take that and the duster please haha.

    xo Laura Leigh
    Louella Reese

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    Deborah
    August 21, 2018 at 9:59 AM

    I love plaid and I love kimonos so you can imagine how much I adore this look!! I’m excited for fall but sad that it means pool season will be over!

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    Taylor Mobley
    August 21, 2018 at 10:11 AM

    I am obsessed with this duster. It is SO cute on you!

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    Lee
    August 21, 2018 at 10:47 AM

    such a pretty plaid duster; and i love that you can definitely wear it now and into fall.

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    miriam
    August 21, 2018 at 5:15 PM

    i need to get me a plaid duster! this is so cute on you!

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    adriana
    August 21, 2018 at 7:44 PM

    SO cute and SO perfect for year round wear! Absolutely love it!

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    Kelsey
    August 21, 2018 at 10:26 PM

    Ugh it’s not going to actually feel like fall here in Charleston until November (if I’m lucky)! I am counting down the days!!!

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    Alexis
    August 22, 2018 at 8:51 AM

    First of all, your photos are gorgeous! Second thing, I need this kimono. It’s definitely the perfect plaid transitional piece. Today it’s supposed to cool off in Ohio and only get to like 74 degrees which has me itching for fall weather.

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    Sharon Wu
    August 23, 2018 at 1:48 PM

    i am a big sucker for plaid tops especially as we transition into fall! you look stunning in that kimono – i may just have to get one for myself 🙂 doesn’t look like it’ll be too heavy to wear in the desert which is great! have a great week darling xx

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    Whitney
    August 25, 2018 at 4:12 PM

    yes! i love plaid for fall! you look way better than the model in that duster! LOVE IT!

    xo, Whitney

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    Nina
    August 26, 2018 at 8:07 PM

    You look so cute! Fall can’t get here fast enough!

    Xo, Nina
    Law of Fashion Blog

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    Rachel
    August 27, 2018 at 9:37 AM

    This piece looks so amazing on you! I wish I could pull off this style but I’m so short I’m afraid it would just look like a bathrobe on me! #shortpeopleprobs

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    Denise Kokinis
    August 27, 2018 at 4:21 PM

    I really thought fall was making an appearance here, as it was in the 70s last week! Then it got super hot and does not look like it will be turning around for a while! Loving this duster, looks like the perfect transition piece!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

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