I failed to get the fashion memo that boho was a summer trend. It seems over the years these memos have passed me by; pastel colours in spring, white in summer, burgundy lips and nails in autumn, no black and navy combos. Fashion f**k you. I’m a mother fluffing maverick.

asos kimono

With the light disappearing before 6pm it’s safe to say that summer is well and truly over for 2016. What I can’t accept is the death of the summer trend. I want embroidery and boho galore, ribbon tie ballet shoes and lightweight jackets. I’m not ready for he bulk of a parka, I don’t want to wear exclusively knitwear – listens to collective gasp of shock.

So I made the decision – not only was I going to wear my sparkly bit of fancy dress, I was going to wear it ‘out of season’. Whilst the dark colour might make it a little more weather appropriate my message is simple. F**k the rules. Wear what you want, when you want to. Not because it’s trendy or seasonally appropriate but because it makes you feel good.

asos kimono
asos kimono
asos kimono

Wearing what you want to wear has an amazing impact regardless of whether you ‘should’ be wearing it. This kimono made my admittedly demure black outfit exciting, exuberant and happy. Happy because it made me smile, I felt like a character out of an exciting story – and how I love the SWISH of fringing.

This happiness shouldn’t be seasonally exclusive or even appropriate. We spend far too much time worrying about what, when and how we wear something instead of simply just enjoying it. I challenge you to wear something today that brings a smile to your face, whether it’s a mankini or a shell suit and see how much your mindset improves.

If you love black just as much as me – I wrote a post on why black is always the best choice which you can find here. Or if you want to see the boho zara peasant dress which I can’t bear to part with now that summer is over you can see that here.

asos kimono
asos kimono