The long and the short of it is that kaftans are the answer.
Last week with the high and heavy temperatures in Provence the kaftan was a great way to travel. As the days moved along and my kaftans changed colour I realised that they really are an easy way to look and feel summery.
Long or short, they work in the heat or even in the not-so-hot.
Maybe they aren’t everybody’s robe du jour but if you haven’t tried life in a kaftan, I can highly recommend it. Wearing a kaftan is a feel good experience, it’s happy and there is something so joyous and free about a kaftan. A kaftan gives that holiday feeling even if we aren’t on holiday.
I have been collecting kaftans forever, wherever I can find them. Kaftans are a comfortable way to wear colour, to embrace pattern and floral and to really enliven the summer. They are timeless and both flattering and forgiving. Although be careful, as that supreme comfort factor makes it very easy to forget the regime.
Nothing shows: everything goes. Know what I mean? xv
Must Haves: The Long And The Short Of It
on the knee
below the knee
creating a wardrobe of caftans, there are more of my favourites in showpieces
images vogue italia 1960’s