This post is in partnership with Verry Kerry, who sent me items for review.
Ever since I got a kimono jacket earlier this year, I've been on the hunt for similar, drapey pieces to wear layered over simple tees.
My love for patterned jackets took me by surprise: everything had gotten so streamlined in my closet that it felt like a block printed piece might throw a wrench in the whole thing. But I've always been a lover of color and pattern, and soft statement pieces strike that balance for me between standing out and feeling comfortable in my own skin. When Very Kerry reached out to me, I knew it was a good match.
Verry Kerry is a UK based women's clothing retailer specializing in kimono-inspired robes and dresses in stunning patterns. They use sustainable materials - like this ethically certified bamboo - and azo-free, nontoxic dyes, producing their collection in fair wage, safe, family run factories. Read more about their ethical policies in detail here.
Verry Kerry Sent me the Kimono Dress in Flame Lily to review. To show its versatility across seasons, I decided to style it two ways: as a simple summer dress and as an overcoat.
I like the soft, opaque fabric and the fact that this is one size fits most style, which means there's enough wiggle room for me to drape it with a belt, wear it like a sack dress, or layer it over a sweater.
Details: Dress - Verry Kerry; Tee - c/o Live the Give; Boots - thrifted; Laptop Case - c/o Verry Kerry
This second look is how I originally dreamed of wearing the dress. I love this length over jeans, and the fabric belt makes a groovy scarf (though, for fear of choking myself, I'll probably tie up the ends).
The Bamboo Kimono Dress retails for £75.00, a fair investment for ethics, quality, and versatility. Let me know if you have any questions about it. I'll be featuring a couple more items from Verry Kerry later down the road.