Work the Oriental Trend Without Looking Costume

It seems like there’s no shaking off that Fall 2012 Oriental trend, as we’re seeing it slowly transition into spring. Such a trend can often be hard to carry off, and let’s be honest, a little bit daunting it you’re not a daring fashionista. Of course, there’s always the less obvious way to dabble in a trend without committing to it wholeheartedly, with a shoe or accessory. If, however, you want to rock the trend a little more hard core without looking too costume, here are three pieces that will help you to do just that.

The Oriental Bomber Jacket

It’s a bit of a splurge at £119, but Zara’s embroidered bomber jacket is a great way to show off some excellent oriental detailing while keeping it casual. Yes, it is still a bomber jacket, but a very fancy one!

The Kimono

The kimono is the epitome of Japanese dressing, and to add to that authentic feel, this ASOS Kiku Flower Bird kimono was actually made in Japan. It has so much of a luxurious feel about it that it’s hard to believe that you can snap one up for only £70.

The Cape

Alexander McQueen has been creating some gorgeous silk oriental capes as of late, and is offering you the next best thing. A real investment at £600, this Deliah floral print open front cape by Hermione de Paula is definitely a must if you’ve got any spare cash floating around with which to treat yourself.