We all have those fashion moments where we look back at a photo or an outfit and think “what an earth was I thinking?”, and summer fashion is even more prone to mistakes and catastrophes, because we’re often focused more on keeping cool and less on looking cool. But, of course, it is possible to do both!
Now, we believe there’s never really any rights and wrongs when it comes to summer fashion. Just what’s right and wrong for you. But if you need a little style guidance on the way then we’re always here to help. With that in mind, here’s our list of summer fashion do’s and don’ts that will work for every woman:
Whilst the thicker feel of denim lends itself beautifully to the winter months, it is also a summer fashion essential if worn correctly, and makes the perfect base for almost any outfit. Add a denim jacket over your favourite summer fashion dress or summer kaftan on chillier summer evenings, wear white denim jeans under your favourite summer kaftan for extra coverage, or throw chambray denim shorts over your swimsuit to elevate a casual beach ready outfit. You’ll be amazed at how many different outfits you can create with decent denim.
Summer is the perfect time of year to invest in bright and bold colours, but that doesn’t mean you should wear too many in one outfit. The result will look chaotic and overwhelming. Remember that you should be wearing your clothes, your clothes shouldn’t wear you. If you want to wear bright, bold shades then try not to include more than three vibrant colours in each outfit.
So many women are frightened to wear white, but actually it’s one of the best colours that you can wear during the summer months. White will enhance your natural tan, making it look richer and deeper. If you are afraid to wear white, or worry that it will add extra weight to your frame, then opt for white dresses or summer kaftans in light and floaty fabrics designed to skim over your curves. Alternatively, choose white leggings or jeans and cover your ‘problem areas’ (those areas you feel less confident about) with longer tunic or kaftan tops.
Summer fashion tends to be so much simpler than the fashion trends from any other season. When the weather’s hot there’s no need to over-accessorise or add extra details if you don’t want to. Classic summer fahion outfits include a simple white tee with jeans and your favourite heels, a summer kaftan paired with leather sandals, or even just a vest and a pair of shorts. Summer fashion doesn’t have to be complicated, so don’t be afraid to keep things simple. After all, simple can still be stylish.
Thought kaftans were just for the beach? Think again! A floaty kaftan could be the most versatile piece in your summer wardrobe! The key is to avoid anything that is too tight, and choose a pattern that you can wear in a myriad of different ways. Monochrome is the most versatile colour scheme you can choose, as you can accessorise it with either classic neutrals (such as metallic, black or tan sandals) or inject colour and personality with vibrant primary colours. With the right kaftan, you can wear it to the beach, to backyard BBQs, the cocktail soirees, and even the summer weddings on your calendar.
Everyone feels uncomfortable about some aspect of their figure: too fat, too thin, too wobbly, too much cellulite. We’re all hung up on our flaws. But the truth is that the summer months are the perfect time of year to let go of those hang ups and just feel comfortable in your own skin. Summer fashions tend to be more revealing than winter fashions, so just wear what makes you feel comfortable without worrying. After all, everyone else will be so busy worrying about their own hang ups that they won’t be looking at you!
Wearing a hat during the summer months is one of the best ways to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful UV rays, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t become a signature style statement too. Leave the comedy baseball caps for the fashion-challenged and instead invest in a straw fedora or panama hat with a wide ribbon around the base. Not only will it help to keep you cool, it will also elevate every outfit you wear. As an added bonus, think of all the time it will save you in the summer: why style your hair when you can put on a hat instead?
One Size: The one size kaftan has an inner side seam with a circumference of 140 cm and comfortably fits Australian sizes 8 through to 18.
|Plus Size: The plus size kaftan has a circumference of 210 cm and will comfortably fit up to an Australian size 24.|
Short Kaftans: Both the one size and the plus size short kaftans are 82 cm in length from the shoulder to the base of the hem.
|Mid Length Kaftans: Both the one size and the plus size mid length kaftans are 105 cm in length from the shoulder to the base of the hem.|
|Long Kaftans: Both the one size and the plus size long kaftans are 125 cm in length from the shoulder to the base of the hem.|