WORDS & SHOTS BY NOTED AUSTRALIAN FASHION BLOGGER & FASHIONISTA, SONISH SPACE.
Styling a Kaftan or Resortwear piece from day to night is an easy transition that anyone can pull off. You will be looking casual and chic by day and a goddess by night
Knowing how the traditional kaftan aesthetic has evolved into a modern fashion trend is truly remarkable. Resortwear, also known as 'kaftans' are now a 'must-have' closet piece. And with all that colour, they are so versatile and fun to style. You can literally pair your piece with many standard items in your closet that you already own.
One thing I found great about the range of resortwear pieces & Kaftans from TheSwankStore.com.au was that the material was a most excellent quality. Soft on the skin, luxurious to feel & with a gorgeous natural drape. Looking at the tag, i was impressed to learn that the items in the range are all 100% silk. Theres nothing like the lux feeling of silk on the skin & as a 100% silk natural fibre, it cannot be easily wrinkled, which is perfect for people like us who don't like ironing.
What i also love the most about the range of garments at www.theswankstore.com.au is that you can wear year round, by pairing with Leggings, Jeans, boots, flats, coats, etc.
To make it fun, let's create an outfit/styling situation:
It's a normal busy Saturday- the normal stuff- running around doing chores, endless kids' birthday parties & getting the shopping down at woolies.
This particular Saturday is different as you have two important occasions that you need to attend. One is a more casual afternoon do and the other, a more dressed up affair at night. To make matters even more complicated, the venues of both events are at opposites ends of town, and so there's no time to drop back home for a quick outfit change. DANG!
Well, let me tell you! The Kaftan Dress is ideal for this situation. As it's comfortable, lightweight, stylish, versatile, classy and the list goes on to make you look chic at noon and a goddess at night.
▪ You can style your kaftan with a pair of flats, depending on what or where the occasion is taking place, Why I choose to wear flat is to create a balance (meaning day from night) and keep the look simple and let the print and patterns of the kaftan do the showcasing.
▪ An everyday tote
▪ A bangle and a drop earrings just to push the look a bit
Other pieces that you can incorporate: a choker, Watch, leggings, comfy pair of jeans, a medium height heels (something that's comfy), etc.,
▪ Elevate the fabulous print and pattern of the dress with a pair of high heels (preferably a sandal) to show off those nail polish.
- Add a coat if it's in winter
- A Clutch instead of the tote
- Studd earrings instead of the drops
- Other pieces that you can incorporate: Boots (any length),
Seriously though the possibilities are endless, play around with your Kaftan and see what magic you create.
These are great worn on its own in summer and a perfect one piece to layer with your winter wardrobe staples.
SONIA @ SONISHSPACE
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