the most stylish cover-up for SS17

ashling wears:  Miss Selfridge kimono, £32; hush v-neck tee, £27; Topshop Moto straight jeans, £40 ; Zadie & Voltaire  bag, £144; Air & Grace Copeland trainers, £139.

The kimono robe is where it’s at this summer. Like an exotic veil to conceal and complement, this gorgeous piece acts both as a cover-up and as an effortless throw-on.

On the catwalks these long flowing robes added an air of sexy to the affair. Think boudoir style you can wear in public: silky kimonos, printed or embroidered and tassled kaftans. Gucci, Alberta Ferretti and Roberto Cavalli won us over with flamboyant looks over bikini tops, shorts and khaki trousers.

“Everyone needs to invest in a robe for SS17 – we love those from Attico, Balenciaga, Gucci, Natasha Zinko and Dolce & Gabbana”. Laura Larbalestier, the Buying Director at

However, I’ve found a few on the high street that’ll definitely seduce you – like this colourful Miss Selfridge offering I’m wearing and loving (plus, it’s on sale now – go! go! go!) The obvious accompaniment is your swimsuit or bikini, but don’t save your kimono for your summer hols – get it out now! Simply slip it on over a classic tee and jeans, vest and shorts or even add volume and drama to a maxi dress. For a casual finish team with trainers or gladiator sandals, or embrace the glam and step into your heels!

ashling wears:  Miss Selfridge kimono, £32; hush v-neck tee, £27; Topshop Moto straight jeans, £40 ; Cos slingback bow pumps, £125.

my 3 top picks on the high street


ASOS tiger embroidered kimono, £65 – BUY!


Rosie for Autograph printed kimono, £55 – BUY!


Topshop pointed kimono, £49 – BUY!

Ashling McCloy


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