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Style Wars: Ethereal Empire

Apr 30, 2018
Style Wars is back with a new fashion face-off and a hint of warmer weather! I'm sure spring has visited most of the country by now. Last week we finally had a few beautiful days of pure sunshine and I enjoyed it by breaking out some of my warm weather clothes. Since this is the spring edition of Style Wars, Jenmarie from Anakin and His Angel and I decided to choose a very spring-inspired piece of clothing to style. She and I both love the Galactic Empire so when I came across an Imperial floral kimono on ThinkGeek, I knew we had to get it. 


I like to wear kimonos for a little bit of extra coverage over a tank top or for added warmth when it gets chilly. When my Imperial kimono arrived in the mail, I realized it would get a little lost in a busy outfit so I decided to keep the rest of my look very simple. I chose a black silk tank top and paired it with black skinny jeans. To break up the solid dark outfit, I half-tucked my top into the pants and added a brown leather belt. Since this look was technically a date night outfit, I wore nude colored wedges and a textured metallic clutch. I'm still obsessed with tassels, so I accessorized with a bright pair of yellow beaded tassel earrings and gray beaded bracelets with tiny neon tassels on them. To finish it off, I wore a vintage Star Wars necklace that my brother gifted to me a few years ago.




I absolutely love the print on the kimono because it's really subtle. It's honestly hard to even tell that it's a Star Wars design, but I think that's great. You could easily wear this in a casual office or for any sort of event where you need to look a little more polished than wearing a loud fandom T-shirt. The floral print features mint green, magenta, and white flowers with tiny Imperial logos hidden in the pattern.



All the other kimonos I own have actual sleeve openings. This one however has small ties that you knot together to create a sleeve. At first I thought it was odd, but it didn't seem to be an issue when I was wearing it. I think you could easily wear this as a poncho or wrapped scarf if you unknotted the ties. My favorite thing about the kimono is the fringe trim. It's such a fun touch and adds a little weight to the bottom of the fabric so it doesn't catch the wind too much. 



If the Empire isn't your thing, ThinkGeek also carries a Rebel Alliance version of the kimono in a light caramel color. The Rebel one is much more toned-down so you could wear bold colors and it wouldn't overpower the print of the kimono. Here are some details on where you can find all of the pieces I wore...

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What I Wore:
Kimono- ThinkGeek (20% off this week!)
Tank Top- Abercrombie and Fitch (currently 50% off!)
Jeans- Madewell
Shoes- Target (similar here)
Earrings- Sugarfix at Target (found on clearance!)
BraceletsSugarfix at Target (found on clearance!)
Necklace- vintage thrifted (similar here)
Clutch- Target (similar here)

Click here to see how Jenmarie styled her kimono! How would you incorporate this Star Wars piece into your wardrobe?

2 comments on "Style Wars: Ethereal Empire"
  1. This is really pretty and I like the subtle reference to Star Wars.

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  2. I own this kimono and I love the colors and the subtle geekiness. I've had two issues with it, though: the fringe is coming off, and I constantly catch the sleeve ties on doorknobs/railings/etc, to the point that I had to sew one tie back on!

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