How to adapt a kaftan for everyday

How to adapt a kaftan for everyday

Kaftans have long been a staple of our holiday wardrobes. Easy to pack, easy to wear on the beach or for lunch by the pool. Now that we may well not be going to a beach this year let’s talk about how to adapt a kaftan for every day. I have always loved a floaty kaftan and have several languishing in my wardrobe in France. Kaftans are timeless; their silhouette is classic, only changing in colour, pattern and design. I have a preference for full-length kaftans however the knee-length ones are excellent if you have good legs. They may also work better for you if you are petite. So let’s see how we can adapt a kaftan for everyday use.

Don’t you love this photo? We found this blackboard on Hampton Court bridge. Not quite sure what it is referring to but I think it is just perfect to describe you, all my marvellous readers!

This absolutely gorgeous kaftan I am wearing in these photos is by Hopefashionuk. It is so comfortable and floaty. The first batch sold out almost immediately. There is a size slim currently available (it is quite generous) alternatively you can preorder as more are expected in stock soon.

Printed kaftan

Kaftans make the perfect cover-up and alternative to a floaty maxi dress. They look good with mules or espadrilles. You can pile on the jewellery if you want to look really glam. Drop earrings, bangles or chunky necklaces work well with kaftans especially if you want to recreate the hippy vibe!

Red printed kaftan

The weather was not very warm when we took these photographs. We tried to recreate a South of France vibe with some boats in the background. They were not exactly the same size as the St.Tropez yachts!

Long kaftan for summer

There are more photos than usual in this post. I just think that my photographer Laura Hines did such a good job that I had difficulty choosing which ones to publish.

All photographs were taken by Laura Hines. Follow her on Instagram

How to adapt a kaftan for everyday

My hat is very old, probably purchased in St.Tropez market. Similar at Hush. Sandals originally from FitFlop. I do find their sandals very comfortable. Similar at JL&P and Hush.

The Kaftan I wore in St.Tropez last year.

How to adapt a kaftan for every day – more choices

Disclaimer: The kaftan I am wearing was borrowed for photography and has been returned.

4 Comments

  1. NATALIE K
    12th July 2021 / 20:17

    So gorgeous!! I ould ear leggings underneath for modest but that’s just my thing. The colors on your kaftan is fabulous!! Thank you for reminding me of kaftans!! You alays look so lovely!! Have a blessed day!!

  2. 12th July 2021 / 22:18

    I bought three cheap ones on Zulily last summer. They don’t BREATHE. I threw one on the other day and I was perspiring within an hour. If the temperature is any higher than 70ºF, it’s too hot.

    That said, I bought them cheap to see if investing in one was something that I’d be interested in doing. Perhaps.

    • 14th July 2021 / 10:23

      Hello Christine
      I agree I never wear buy synthetic clothes in the Summer I always wear natural fabrics even if I have to pay a little more for them. Having said that some cottons are quite reasonably priced even the organic ones.

  3. Eleni
    12th July 2021 / 22:31

    I really like your caftan, looks perfectly comfortable. I have been wearing them for many years. My kind sister sent me three lovely ones from Florida two years ago and I love the beautiful colours. An easy choice for entertaining on the deck each summer.

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