I wore this on campus today, and got a great response. So, I thought I’d share! 😀
This is a mix of kimono and Western clothing, which is great for when you want to mix up your look a little, or if you feel like wearing kimono, but don’t have enough time to dress in the full outfit!
I got the idea from a post someone made about wanting to wear michiyuki with a belt and leggings (it might have been on Facebook…) I liked the idea so much, I decided I’d give it a try! (I replaced the leggings with jeans though, and added a long sleeved-shirt underneath…since it’s been like, 30F this whole week! Brrr!) This michiyuki is a Taisho-era piece with one of my favorite patterns, hana-ikada!
I kept pulling the collar back during class though lol….it felt so weird having it up against the back of my neck! Plus, because there was no kimono collar to hold it up, the front came down really low. I want to wear this michiyuki again with kimono, probably sometime in the spring.
It was super-fast to put on, and easy to wear…plus, I was even able to use the belt as a tasuki to tie back my sleeves when I had my sewing class! 😉 I got a lot of compliments on it. I think next time I will buy a shorter michiyuki though, and wear leggings with ankle boots. (I really gotta stop coming up with reasons to buy things lol!)