Kaftan style for summer

Get some kaftan style in your life. Kaftans are SO comfortable, super-chic, and the perfect summer cover-up for so many occasions.

Your kaftan style can be short or long, and traditional kaftan, or a variation on the classic cover-up.

Kaftan style can have sleeves, splits up the sides, embellishments, or ties – choose the kaftan style you feel most comfortable with.

For floating around the house, a long, floaty, kaftan is perfect. For heading out on a summer’s evening, we suggest a maxi dress kaftan style – something with sleeves. Think 1970s bohemian style, but with some sort of structure.

kaftan style long

Clockwise, from top left: Printed long kaftan, £24.99, H&M, cream kaftan dress, £10.49 (was £29.99), H&M, black fringed kaftan, £9.99 (was £24.99), H&M, lace trim maxi, £69, Valley of the Dolls @ JOY, floaty maxi, £90 (was £225), French Connection.

Gorgeous shirt kaftan style works for the beach, a holiday stroll or a BBQ in your back garden! Vamp up your kaftan in lace for a sexy evening look – just add killer wedges.

Wear a floaty number to a festival for super cool chic comfort – they look brilliant teamed with wellies!

kaftan style short one

Clockwise, from top left: Batik kaftan, £29.99, H&M, lace kaftan, £22.99, New Look, red jersey, £22, Princioles by Ben De Lisi @ Debenhams, dip dye lace trim, £19.99, New Look, white floaty tunic, £59 (was £85), French Connection, fringed kaftan dress, £28, Urban Bliss @ JOY

Be breight and bold with your beach cover up kaftan style. Make sure the fabric is light and floaty – cotton works well in the sun, but a chiffon mix is just as fab. You can afford to go bold on holiday – and the kaftan will keep that too-strong sun off your shoulders!

kaftan style short two

Clockwise, from top left: Snake print, £42 (was £60), French Connection, Mosaic kaftan, £32, Principles by Ben De Lisi @ Debenhams, jungle embellished kaftan, £38, Butterfly by Matthew Williamson @ Debenhams, tie-front kaftan, £19.99, H&M, floral kaftan, £40, Floozie by Frost French @ Debenhams, chiffon printed, £30 (was £68), French Connection


Folk trend Weekly Wishlist

On the back of the 1970s trend that was everywhere last year (and continues into this summer), there’s a bit of a folk trend going on in fashion.

So, channel your inner Joni Mitchell, pick up that acoustic guitar, middle part your hair, and get some folk trend inspiration from this week’s weekly wishlist.

The folk trend is a hard one to actually interpret. It borrows from all sorts of ethnicities and fashion trends. Embroidery, aztec prints, feathers, dream catchers, denim, wedges, kaftans, floaty dresses – it’s all there.

it’s perfect for summer days, brilliant for fetivals, and you can go ‘full folk trend’ or just borrow little bits from it.

A dress is a great place to start. Think smock style, with tassels, emboidered details, and embellishments. Shorts are great for festivals, team them with cute crops tops if you dare, or smock tops, or floaty kaftans or kimono-style jackets. Go big with fringes and feathers. Go for bright, bold, aztec prints, or subtke natural shades. Have fun with this folk trend, it’s really easy to interpret.

weekly wishlist folk trend

Clockwise, from top left: Fringe sandals, £42, Schuh, feather necklace, £17.99, New Look, cross-body bag, £49, JOY, blue smock dress, £110, French Connection, monochrome fringed jacket, £34.99, New Look, dream catcher earrings, £8, Claire’s Accessories, wedges, £49.99, H&M, aztec print top, £25, BHS, blue maxi dress, £29.99, H&M, white playsuit, £tbc, New Look, crop top, £14.99, H&M, embroidered dress, £135, French Connection, yellow shorts, £14.99, New Look, black folk trend dress, £25, BHS