How to Let a Statement Piece Make the Biggest Statement

Getting Wild in Tropical Prints

You may have seen me wear this tropical print kimono as a bathing suit coverup if you follow me on Instagram. This kimono is a real statement piece and although I love me some print mixing, I want it to be the star of this outfit. Today, I’m showing you how I style it for everyday wear and paired it with another print that could also be considered “tropical” while still allowing the amazing print to shine. 

How to let a statement fashion pieces make the biggest statement || full figure fashion || plus size fashion || kimono style || palm print kimono over white tank and white jeans || ageless style || fashion for women over 50

A Tropical Ageless Style Linkup and New Cohost

This month my Ageless Style Linkup cohosts and I are heating things up with tropical prints, a theme chosen by Shugunna of Nzuri N Simplicity. We’re also welcoming another new co-host to the group. Please be sure to stop by and say hello to Julia of When the Girls Rule.

Like the rest of us, on the first Tuesday of each month, Julia’s a woman over 40 putting her unique spin on one fashion theme. We’re proving that style has no age limit and is as individual as the woman wearing it!

How to let a statement fashion pieces make the biggest statement || full figure fashion || plus size fashion || kimono style || palm print kimono over white tank and white jeans || ageless style || fashion for women over 50

I Never Thought I was a Tropical Print Kind of Girl

I live in the midwest and don’t consider myself a “theme” dresser, but I’ve amassed a tiny collection of tropical prints recently. By “tiny“, I mean three pieces, present print included.

All three pieces are palm prints. Even though I love a pretty floral print, I think I like the tropical leaf print because it’s not so girly. I’m digging on each one of them for different reasons.

More tropical prints to crush on:

Date Night Outfit in an Asos Midi Skirt

No-Buy-July and Shopping My Closet for Fashion Gems

How to let a statement fashion pieces make the biggest statement || full figure fashion || plus size fashion || kimono style || palm print kimono over white tank and white jeans || ageless style || fashion for women over 50

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Nothing New Here

Friends, I’m still standing strong on No Buy July. I’ll admit, I almost succumbed when I was looking for links for last weeks What’s Cooking Wednesday post and saw this Taco-Tarian t-shirt. But, I’m patting myself on the back because I made it!!! I didn’t even buy an accessory. Who am I? 😉

I think I may take the no fashion purchasing through at least mid-August because let’s be honest, packages didn’t stop arriving until the second week of July from the last-minute binge purchases before the shopping diet started on July 1. But I’m hoping to take the challenge all the way through August and then start a strategic shopping challenge for those who want to join me in September. I hope to talk to you about that soon.

How to let a statement fashion pieces make the biggest statement || full figure fashion || plus size fashion || kimono style || palm print kimono over white tank and white jeans || ageless style || fashion for women over 50
Kimono || Jeans – misses; plus (wearing size 18) || Tank (Similar) || Shoes – TTS (wearing size 9) || Belt (similar) (similar +size) || Earrings || Aviator Sunglasses
How to let a statement fashion pieces make the biggest statement || full figure fashion || plus size fashion || kimono style || palm print kimono over white tank and white jeans || ageless style || fashion for women over 50

Wearing Tropical Prints I Already Own & Wear I Wore It

So, since I wasn’t buying anything new for this month’s Ageless Style tropical theme and I’m enjoying wearing the clothing I have more often, I wanted to style this very affordable Amazon kimono for a casual, everyday look, which I wore to the auto repair shop and out to lunch with a friend before we headed out to take these photos. Who wears white into a mechanics garage? This girl!

Let One Statement Piece Do ALL the Talking

Let me tell you, this palm print is a head turner and I receive compliments every single time I wear it. It makes a BOLD statement so I keep everything else simple, hence the all-white pieces layered underneath. 

don’t let a great piece get lost in the noise of greatness”

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen an outfit go wrong because someone wore too many trends or statement pieces at one time. Are you thinking of someone in particular? Me neither. 😉

Think of it as too many amazing orators (or comedians) talking at the same time, you can’t hear anything any one person is saying. The same goes for getting dressed, don’t let a great piece get lost in the noise of greatness. 

How to let a statement fashion pieces make the biggest statement || full figure fashion || plus size fashion || kimono style || palm print kimono over white tank and white jeans || ageless style || fashion for women over 50

A Tiny Bit of Animal Print Never Hurts

But, I decided that adding a tiny bit of animal print in my belt was the perfect compliment and took the tropical theme up a notch. Did you get a glimpse of the spotted leopard peering through the leaves? 😉

What Kind of Statement Do You Make?

With that being said, your style is YOURS and you should wear what makes you feel good. If wearing a fiesta of statements is your thing, then go for it. What do you think, are you a single statement, mic-drop kind of girl or does your style burst out like a can of confetti?

Be cute, comfortable and confident!

Paula


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20 Comments

  1. /

    I’m kind of obsessed with tropical prints this summer…and this green print kimono looks fantastic on you! I actually just received mine today and can’t wait to wear it..just love how bold it is!

  2. Great kimono Paula! i adore the leopard print belt too because heck yeah, a little animal print never hurt! Lookin’ good my friend!
    xo,
    Kellyann

  3. GAYLE
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    Paula, I have purchased that same kimono to wear on our “50th Anniversary” cruise next spring!! I have planned to wear it with white, also!! So glad to see how good it’s going to look!!
    Gayle

  4. Anne
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    I’d love to be part of your September challenge. I really want to buy minimal pieces that combine with what I have to make great outfits.

  5. I love both animal print and tropical. The green print is so pretty with the white and the belt is perfect. Great look.

  6. Kay
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    We are almost exactly the same size, and I was wondering what size you are wearing in the kimono? I have it in my Amazon cart and want to check before I buy. Love your style and your blog !

    • Paula
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      Kay, mine was a One-Size but the link to this exact one wasn’t working so I found this one. If I were ordering today I’d order the XL… mine is overly generous, but that only adds to the dramatic flair!

  7. Karen Miller
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    I love kimonos too! This is super cute with the all white…and the hint of leopard print in the belt is an awesome look!

    • Paula
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      Thanks Karen! The leopard was a last minute addition but it really makes the outfit. I had a plain brown one on before this one and it just dint have the pizzazz!
      Hugs,
      Paula

  8. jodie filogomo
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    Girl this is absolutely fabulous!! Especially with the belt.
    I need to join you on the September no buy month. I’ve been pretty good this month, but with Charming Charlie’s going out of business, I caved…
    XOOX
    Jodie

    • Paula
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      Start now and don’t buy anything else in August and then we’ll get strategic in September.

  9. /

    Kimonos are not that popular here in the Netherlands. We hardly see them. I love the leopard belt with the floral kimono!

  10. Omg…you and I are absolutely soul sisters who have spent many a past life together! How else does one explain you and I repeatedly doing the same thing? Especially this month being the kimono rebels and going off prompt…LOL! My friend this entire look is amaze-balls, but I gotta say I’m crushing on that leopard belt! xo
    Debbie
    http://www.fashionfairydust.com

    • Paula
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      It’s probably true (we’re at least sisters who are going to do it our own way) and we HAVE to meet someday! I can’t remember exactly where I got the belt… I thought it was Target, but I couldn’t find it. 🙁

      Hugs my friend!
      Paula

  11. I really like the palm print with the animal print – so funky. Love the white pants. I finally bought a pair and need to wear them soon.

    • Paula
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      Isn’t it fun. Sometimes I just get a little idea and it works. 😉

      Hope you’re having a super blessed day!

      Paula

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    Love this lewk on You Paula. Kudos on your shopping diet.

    • Paula
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      Thanks Neti. I read somewhere that it gets easier, and I’m hoping that’s true.

      Hugs,
      Paula

  13. That kimono is just refreshing and fun, pairing the leopard belt with the white is so on point, lovely look!

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