A Summer Wardrobe Must Have: A Gorgeous Kaftan
MOMO MERAKI Embroidered Kaftan Liz
Kaftans are nothing new on the fashion front; they’ve been worn by various cultures across the globe for thousands of years. From Marrakech to Mumbai, this breezy tunic has been a wardrobe staple thanks to its effortless silhouette and endless fabric options—it’s the perfect hot weather cover up. Aside from its colorful history, it’s also the perfect shape for most body types, It is great as a beach coverup but can easily transition to dinner. Below are our top styling tips for lounging, loving and making the kaftan your go-to boho style statement from day to night.
Dress it up: The longer the kaftan, the dressier it can go. Think back to all of those gorgeous pics of Liz Taylor in her ornately embroidered floor skimmers. Either choose a strappy high-heeled sandal or a low, sparkly slide (note: don’t forget the perfect, bold pedicure). When it comes to jewelry, dress up your look with a couple of chunky bangles and boho wrap bracelets or a bold earring. Since kaftans often have ornate designs or stitch work on the yoke, we suggest skipping the necklace.
Lounge Time: If you want the perfect poolside coverup, the kaftan should always be your first pick. Look for a length that is mid-thigh to just above the knee, and with slits on the side so you’ll get in and out of that low lounger with zero snags. If you’re teaming it with a bathing suit, look for quick dry fabrics like cotton or a lightweight linen. We love our Hand Embroidered Wing Kaftan Bila.
Layer it up: For casual daytime looks, layer a mid-length kaftan with leggings, skinny jeans or a plain slip dress. Keep your shoes on the light side with a strappy sandal or slide. In summer months or weekend brunch dates, go bold with colors and embroidery. Or, for a more work-friendly look, pick a solid hue with more subtle embellishments. We love our Lace Kaftan Aires.
Small Carry Alls:
A kaftan can look quite oversized because of its loose fit, so keep your purse on the petite side to balance out the silhouette. Go for a clutch or small bag and one that compliments the color of your cool cover-up. Since you are already wearing a bold statement piece, the goal is to keep the rest of your look understated and chic. “I love wearing kaftans because they always have the spirit of vacations and travel but we can integrate them into our daily lives,” adds McAllen
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