We all know that there are never rules to fashion, there are only guidelines. So today, I’m giving you 3 things to think about when shopping for (and styling) summers most beautiful trend.

Go big or go home: When it comes to both the poncho and kimono, many of the times they’re one size fit all, but if not it’s best to go up a size or two. This look is best worn with that romantic, relaxed, I could fly away with the wind feel.

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Tighten up: Try sticking to a slimmer fit silhouette for your bottoms; you want your poncho/kimono to steal the show as the main focus point of the outfit, so try to make your other pieces take backstage. It’s all about the appropriate amount of balance.

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Compensate: What these pieces are best for? Compensating for an outfit that may be a little on the shorter side. Whether it’s a daringly short dress, or those jean shorts that may cut off a little too high, throwing a kimono on will help conceal any extra skin.

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Best way to style? Over that bikini you’re about to kill in this year 😉

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1) Bali Border Open Poncho: Oversized open poncho woven with an intricate design. Finished with a raw edge at the bottom – Urban Outfitters

2) Band of Gypsies Beautiful Crochet Kimono: Light + airy maxi kimono from Band of Gypsies. Breathable open-knit cotton cut long + drapey with an open front floral crochet detailing and embroidery finished with pleated detailing at the back – Urban Outfitters

3) Shangri-La Floral Triangle Open Poncho: Lightweight poncho in a soft weave, with a pretty floral print. Finished with tassel trim at the corners for an extra-special touch we love. – Urban Outfitters

These three styles our my FAV from Urban Outfitters, but there are SO many more to choose from. Head in store with your SPC Card, and save 10% on your purchase.

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