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Temperatures are climbing and it’s feeling a lot like summer! So you may be surprised as clothing gets lighter and more bare to hear about the one item of clothing our clients are LOVING this time of year. It’s the kimono/duster/cardigan. And once you discover how key this piece can be to your wardrobe, you’ll wonder why you don’t have more in your closet!
First, for ease, I’m simply going to call it a duster. I happen to be wearing one right now, in a sheer mesh, and it’s exactly what I needed to complete my look. Let me tell you why you’ll fall in love with them too!
Before you roll your eyes and tell me they’ll just make you hot, think again. Dusters really are the perfect wardrobe solution right now and they don’t have to make you hot! With so many styles made from breathable mesh, with strategic cutouts, in a light, flowy fabric, with sleeves ranging from fitted and long to wide open and short, in neutrals, bold hues and prints of all kinds, there is a duster that is right for you.
1/ Dusters cover your arms – It’s a fact that the older we get, the more jiggly our arms get. Some women just aren’t comfortable baring their arms, and a duster can be the perfect solution. Choose a kimono-style with wide arm openings to draw attention away from arms.
2/ Dusters Add Polish – I love any type of jacket because it just instantly pulls your look together. This ‘third layer’ adds polish and elegance, keeping you cool but still business appropriate. Much better than a blazer to wear when it’s sweltering outside. Add polish to a top and pants or a dress. Choose an open mesh duster or a cardigan with cut-outs to provide built-in ‘air conditioning’.
3/ Dusters Give You Versatility – Your duster can completely change the look of your outfit. You can wear a simple black dress with a boho handkerchief kimono or an open mesh duster and get 2 very different looks. Dusters can help you expand your wardrobe which makes them perfect for travel. Choose dusters that are very lightweight and take up very little room in yoursuitcase to get maximum bang for your buck!
4/ Dusters Camouflage a few extra Pounds – If you’ve added a few pounds to your frame, no worries. Dusters can camouflage unsightly ‘back fat’, a muffin top or a tummy with ease. Choose a long, lean style to help you look taller and thinner, avoiding being ‘cut off’ where you’re widest.
5/ Dusters Fend Off the Chill – During the summer, everyone has the A/C blasting and it can be chilly in your office or in restaurants. A duster is a chic way to stay warm. Choose one that is medium-weight, but can easily slip into your bag to be ready at a moment’s notice.
Need Help? Come into StyleFinder Boutique for a personal style experience and discover how a duster can make you look and feel amazing! Call today and schedule an appointment, or simply stop in and let us help you see how beautiful you already are! 919-454-3068.