OOTD: Practically Boho

 Miss Selfridge Kimono

With it being Radio One's Big Weekend this Bank Holiday, I feel like the festival season is about to start with a bang! And that means Summer is finally on the way, HURRAY!!

We've been crazy busy at work (Rock On Ruby)  preparing for our new "festival-inspired"  Summer range... I can't WAIT to get it online!! (Think bold, bright colours, music quotes and slogans). Unfortunately, the weather has been a bit miserable up North this week, so I've had to adapt the festival-boho trend to our current climate!

A kimono is one of the handiest items to have in Summer - they're great and lightweight enough to wear during the day, but will give you a bit of extra cover in the cooler evenings. I would normally team a kimono with a slogan top and shorts, but for a more practical look at the moment, I've teamed this with ripped jeans, shoe boots and a boho top.

I think that even though the top and kimono are different prints, the muted tones make these work quite well together. The rest of the outfit is quite simple so the jewellery can do all the talking...


Longline Fringe Kimono - Miss Selfridge
Jeans - Primark
Top - River Island
Shoe Boots - Missguided
Bangles - Assorted (stolen from my sister!)

Boho Kimono
Boho Kimono and Top

Boho Jewellery
Boho Kimono - Miss Selfridge
Boho Kimono Miss Selfridge
Rock On Holly - Boho Style
Boho Style Kimono Miss Selfridge

In other news, I've recently dyed my hair a fab, ombre purple with Wella Instamatics. The colours are beautifully subtle, so actually it's more of a light, silvery-lilac-grey than vivid purple. But I'm hoping to keep it up with a hint of purple shampoo!

If you have any tips of good purple shampoos, do comment below!


  1. Loving this outfit Holly you look amazing - so boho & 70s chic

    Emma at www.collagemepretty.blogspot.co.uk

  2. That Kimono looks great!! I love it!

  3. Ooo I do love a good kimono, especially one like this! The weather really has put a dampener on the upcoming festival season hasn't it? I mean, I know this is Manchester but surely it has to stop raining at some point!?


  4. Your Kimono is lovely! I love how you have paired it with jeans and shoe boots - you got to make do with the weather in Manchester don't you! Looking beautiful as ever..xx

    Laura (www.smileatstyle.blogspot.com) xx

  5. you look absolutely gorgeous holly! i love the ripped jeans look. xx

  6. Love this look! :D kimonos are so good to jazz up even the most plain outfit. I'm working mine due to only wearing black

    Bex x

  7. That is such a nice way to wear a kimono in cooler weather! :) Perfect inspiration for me too as we are in winter! :)

    I really like that printed top.

    Away From The Blue

  8. Haha! I hope so!! Sad thing is, my boyrfriend lives down South and it's ALWAYS glorious down there! Not fair!! ;-) xx

  9. Thanks! It's such a handy piece! Think it's gone in the sale now too... (typical!!) xx

  10. Thanks Em! Hard to know what to wear when the weather's so mixed? Think I'm just gonna go for Summer styling in my next few posts though...! xx

  11. Thanks Nish!! Soooo nice to actually get a proper chat with you last week :-) Hopefully catch up again soon! xx

  12. Exactly!! Hahah! Thank you very much :-D xxxxx

  13. Thanks Amy! Think I have a slight ripped denim obsession.... It's got to stop!! :-S xx

  14. It's definitely a comfort thing!! I love stuff like this for work - the baggier the better! Haha! ;-) xxx

  15. Ooh yes! This could work Summer or Winter - just don't forget a thermal vest! ;-) xx

  16. I don't know what it is but I can't pull off kimonos but after seeing how amazing you look I kinda just have to get one for Summer now! Gorgeous look xxx


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