My pursuit of kaftans is still on from when I started at the beginning of the year, and even though we’re a very freezing cold August, I still have pieces to buy, especially Camilla’s, but more on that in future weeks.
Here are three ankle length kaftans I found in the first few months of 2015. I have so many now it’s ridiculous. As you can see I love going for tropical themes, big birds, palm tress, and flamingos are coming, believe me.
I also love big, bright, bold colours and anything that’s on the blue and pink side of things. I need to stick to colours that are already in my wardrobe that I can mix and match with other pieces, and definitely need to buy kaftans that I have jewellery, shoes, bags, hats etc to match to. And that blog post is definitely coming as well.
Mind you, even though I have been on this fetish for most of the year, I’m not even sure I’ll be wearing them around the house, or even out. With kaftans, you need to be careful how you wash and dry them. No spinning, no sun, hand wash in cold water, very carefully drain the water out of it and then drip dry in the bathroom or laundry. I had one kaftan early this year that I spun in a twin tub (washer one side, spinner the other) and it shrunk. I don’t know if I’m supposed to iron it out or not, but I’m very disappointed in it. So I am warned for this summer.
Since the other half of the world is still in summer mode, have you guys been wearing kaftans? For the rest of us Aussies, have you guys bought any or thinking of buying any for this summer holidays?