Simple summer styling tricks

We’re now officially in the heat of summer here at the Tokyo kay me atelier, with August set to be the peak of the season.

Summer can be hot and humid, so we turned to our trusted stylists working at kay me stores around Japan for their top tips for surviving and thriving stylishly this summer…

Go sleeveless


(Navy rib front zip, Navy Swarovski, Light denim mermaid, Milano rib navy)

The easiest trick of all – choose a sleeveless style for a breezy look that works all day long. Choose from a variety of silhouettes for different occasions, available in different fabrics. We’ve highlighted just a few of our favourite styles, and we’re sure you’ll agree that for versatility in summer, sleeveless is the way to go.

For formal situations and strong air-conditioners indoors and on transportation, top off with our made-in-Japan knitwear to guard against the chill.

Stylist tip: Darker colours are less likely to show sweat and stains, but remember that all kay me items are fully machine washable!

Add a scarf


(Light grey future flare & Rose pink lace jacquard, Orange marilyn & Pure white silk wool, Navy future flare & Paris pink silk wool lace frame, Blue-grey marilyn & Mist grey foil print lace)

While this may feel counterintuitive in hot weather, a scarf can be a useful coverup – draped over the shoulders it can protect from harsh UV rays, it can be folded on your lap during meetings or travelling, and adds a splash of colour in any situation.

Our kay me Select scarves are handmade individually by expert craftspeople with generational of knowledge behind every design.

Take a look at our favourite scarf tutorials here and try a new way to style your stole today.

Stylist tip: Go for contrasting colours to highlight your individual style, or matching colour families for a harmonious look.

Pretty prints


(Monet chiffon, Limone flare, Oana chiffon blousing, Wonder earth daily)

Naturally, at kay me we love a floral print. Inspired by the beautiful nature and culture surrounding us here in Japan, we often look to the natural world to guide us, as well as the incredible authentic kimono prints discovered in kay me founder Junko Kemi’s grandmother’s kimono boutique.

Stylist tip: Let your dress do the talking with our bright and bold designs, keep all eyes on you with simple accessories in plain colours.

Enjoy the summer wherever you are, and don’t forget the sunscreen…

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