If you love stylish layers that can be effortlessly thrown on to bring together your look, then a Kimono is a must have! When paired with your favourite pair of jeans, this outfit can create a personal style that is timeless yet on-trend. A combination of old and new, kimonos pair beautifully with a ton of outfits, especially jeans. But are you wondering how to wear a kimono with jeans? That depends entirely on the look you’re trying to create. So let’s get started. 

How to wear a kimono with jeans: 6 outfit ideas to get you started

Whether it’s a sunny day or cooler evening, transitional weather calls for a timeless garment that is always handy to stash in your bag. A kimono is perfect for such moments as they can easily fold up small. Kimonos come in a variety of lengths, different materials and can even be plain or printed. You can dress them up or dress them down -- with the perfect kimono there are always endless possibilities. To help you put together the perfect outfit and create a look that reflects your personal style, we’re sharing our favourite kimono with jeans combos here for some inspiration!

1. Wear a block printed kimono with faded jeans

Nothing says casual-chic better than a pair of light blue, faded jeans, a white t-shirt and a printed kimono. You can choose prints that are busy, all-over or more simple repeat patterns, like our block printed JIVA Kimono Air. This reversible kimono in blue and white goes well with light jeans, and features pockets on both sides for extra comfort. If you’re wondering what shoes you wear with jeans and a kimono, we would suggest high-heeled black boots for a dressed up look or a pair of white sneakers for a dressed down look. Either way, this look is a win-win.

woman wearing blue and white block printed kimono with jeans

2. Wear a black kimono with jeans 

Black is a must-have in every woman’s wardrobe. Choose a black kimono and pair it with black jeans and a black bodysuit to create the perfect all-black outfit. In winter, you can swap the bodysuit for a turtleneck for extra warmth. Sometimes, it’s also nice to break up the black with some design details in another colour. The neutral and salmon weaving details on our Kimono Water do just that and help to glam up your look. Add some gold jewellery, red lipstick and you’re set for a night out. 

model wearing a block kimono with black jeans

3. Style your kimono with jeans for a special occasion

Who said that a kimono is only for casual dressing? A kimono when worn with dark jeans can look dressy and occasion-worthy. When you choose a kimono for a party, wedding or a special celebration, try and go for richer and finer materials such as silk and darker colours like bordeaux, like our JIVA Kimono Fire or a deep emerald green. Silk has a naturally wonderful drape and lustre, helping to create the luxurious and statement look that you are going for. Rest assured that when you walk in you will turn heads.

women wearing neutral coloured silk kimono with a black outfit

4. Wear your kimono like a Celeb

Who needs a jacket when you have a kimono? Stylish celebs like Kendal Jenner and Beyonce have been known to rock the kimono-and-distressed-jeans-look with effortless ease on more than one occasion. Create a similar glamorous style by pairing either cropped or distressed blue jeans with a printed kimono and high heels like these stylish celebrities. 

Beyonce with kimono and distressed jeans

5. How to wear a kimono with jeans if you’re short? 

Feel like a kimono will overwhelm your tiny frame? The kimono is often an oversized garment that can feel like there’s more fabric than you can handle. But when you are short and still want to rock the kimono in style, add some inches by putting on a pair of high heels. This will add length so you can confidently step out without being self conscious. Alternatively, you can also choose a kimono in a shorter length which falls below the waist but way above the knees. 

woman wearing blockprint kimono and jeans with high heeled boots

6. Create a monochrome outfit with your kimono  

While wearing your kimono with a pair of jeans is often a preferred option when it comes to creating a casual look, tonal or monochrome outfits are a nice, stylish alternative. Choose a single coloured kimono and pair it with pants and t-shirts of similar hues and tones to create a look that’s minimalistic and easy on the eye. Plain colours also have the added benefit of creating a slimming effect!  

woman wearing a monochromatic outfit with a red kimono


So which kimono and jeans outfit style is yours? 

Whether it’s wearing your kimono with a pair of faded blue jeans, wearing your kimono with boots or sneakers, choosing the ideal material for a special-occasion kimono, wearing a kimono like a celeb, daring to try one if you are short, or choosing a monochrome look with your kimono -- we are sure that one of these is going to be your favourite go-to look.

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Just make sure that your kimono is one that you wear often and can mix-and-match with a variety of items you own so that you get the most wear out of this stylish, versatile garment. Happy Wrapping! 

August 05, 2021 — Kanak Hirani


Elisa said:

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Tiara said:

While l love the jeans kimono look, the 4 shot of the kimono with trashy ripped jean is distasteful. I never understood the need for torn, shredded jeans. Why look poverty stricken.

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