Rediscovering The Magic of Norma Kamali

Norma Kamali

The first bikini I fell in love with as a teenager was none other than Norma Kamali. I saw it at the mall– it was red with a twisted bandeau top and made me feel like a grown up. But I was 13 years old and my super conservative Chinese parents refused to buy it for me. Even my devoted grandmother who indulged my every whim wouldn’t budge.  So I did what any fashion obsessed teen would do, I saved up my baby sitting money, asked my friend’s mom to drive me to the mall and I bought it for myself! I felt like an independent woman wearing that bikini on the beach that summer (doing my best to burn my skin to a crisp with Bain de Soleil oils)! Norma Kamali became my go to throughout my teens and well into college, nothing made me feel more confident in my skin.

Well, the 90’s is back in a big way and so is Norma Kamali! Last year, I saw the line at Neiman Marcus and immediately recalled how much I used to love her designs. I picked up a few pieces to take to Hawaii and was shocked that her clothes elicited that same feeling for me now as a mother! Her body hugging yet comfortable and easy to move jersey pieces are not the staples of my wardrobe (again!). I literally can’t get enough! From athlesiure stars and striped leggings and track suits to asymmetrical jumpsuits– I’ve been buying it up as fast I can.

If you’re looking for effortless, chic and reasonably priced separates to work into your current wardrobe- you must try the Norma Kamali collection! It’s sold at Neiman Marcus and Shopbop but I like getting it on Amazon with Prime free two day shipping!

 

Norma Kamali

Norma Kamali Racer Jumpsuit (on Amazon for $96) Throw on a denim jacket and I run out the door. No brainer.

Norma Kamali

Norma Kamali Slip Jumpsuit (on Amazon for $155) My favorite weekend jumpsuit- I’ve worn it with leather jackets and red tuxedo jacket. So versatile!

Norma Kamali

Norma Kamali One Shoulder Jumpsuit (on Amazon for $185) This fits incredibly well! True to size and hugs in all the right places.

Norma Kamali

Norma Kamali Side Stripe Turtle Jacket (on Amazon for $240)

Norma Kamali Side Stripe Jog Pant (on Amazon for $185) I live in this suit! I got XXS and it fits tight like work out clothes, go up a size or two if you like it more slouchy.

In Hawaii last year in Norma Kamali 5-in-1 dress, I wore it so many ways that week!

Met Norma Kamali in NYC last month at her What Goes Around Comes Around exhibit, she’s such an inspiration! And can you believe she’s 73 years old? Bow down! She looks incredible thanks to her healthy lifestyle!

 

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