If you know me, then you know that I love wearing kimonos. Especially for the summer since they are lightweight and serve as a fun summer cardigan. I also love to wear kimonos as a cover-up for the beach or pool. They serve many purposes in the hot summer months which is why I gravitate towards them during this time of the year.
So you bet that I was excited when, Ruchika of Style Palette Fashions, reached out to me regarding collaborating with her. Ruchika is a small business owner of a boutique called Style Palette Fashions. A lot of her items are custom-made or custom-bought. Her kimonos’ are unique to her and she won’t usually have multiples of the same item (unless it’s a different size). Therefore, you know that the pieces you’re getting from her boutique are unique and not mass-produced.
In addition, Ruchika’s shop is has a partnership with the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. So some of the profits made from certain items go towards that foundation. There’s no better feeling than to support local/a small business owners and donate to a good cause at the same time. Without further ado, let’s get on to the items that are featured in this boutique!
In the Style Palette Fashions boutique, you can find many long kimonos. These are super cute to put over dresses, use as a cover-up or wear with denim jeans/shorts. They come in many colors and prints so there is one out there for everyone. The long kimonos’ are some of my favorites as they tend to be flowy and I love me a flowy item for the summer months.
These kimonos’ are also made by local vendors in India and other parts of the world. Each one is different and unique to Ruchika’s boutique. She does carry sizes Small-Large, so there is a variety of options for most body types. They’re also super lightweight so can be work during the spring-fall seasons, depending on your local climate (preferably the warmer months).
In addition to long kimonos’, you can also find short kimonos’ at the Style Palette Fashions boutique. These are cute to wear as part of your outfit rather than an add-on (like the long ones). The short ones can also be worn for weddings or special events, depending on the design and your style.
I love the short ones because they are a lot of fun to dress up. When I choose the short kimono, I like it to be the focus of my outfit. So I’ll pair neutral items around the kimono itself. I believe it looks the best this way and you can have fun with it!
In addition to the different types of kimonos, Style Palette Fashions boutique also has custom-made scarves. Ruchika makes these scarves herself and sells them at her shop. When you see her scarves, you’ll notice that each one is hand-made with love and lots of effort has been put into them.
There are many different colors, lengths, and patterns of scarves offered at the boutiques. These scarves are more geared towards spring and fall. They’re lightweight are work best during the transitional weather months. If you’re a scarf lover, then you can always wear them in the hot summer months. Some scarves are long so you can use those as a sarong for the beach or pool during the summer, as well.
There are also other personalized items offered at the Style Palette Fashions boutique. These items can range from canvas, monogram frames, totes, etc. Ruchika is such a talented individual that she has a great range of items on her boutique online. From house décor to fashion accessories, they are all available for those who enjoy shopping local and support small businesses. Also, don’t forget that certain purchased items will have a percentage of the profits to go to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. So, you’ll not only be supporting her shop but Breast Cancer patients and survivors as well.
Special Deal for KMD Followers
Ruchika has been super sweet to offer my readers a special deal on her online boutique. Type in the code “Komal20” to receive a 20% discount on your purchase, until Jul 20th, 2020.
I hope you enjoyed my post on Kimono fashion with a local fashion boutique called Style Palette Fashions boutique. If you are in the Memphis, TN area then you can see Ruchika and her shop in local vendor shops around town. Do you enjoy shopping local and support small businesses? Let me know in the comments below!