Hello to all those lucky enough to be enjoying the September school holidays by the beach.
I had a taste of that across the weekend, celebrating our anniversary with a kid-free weekend in Noosa.
The weather has been surprisingly and unseasonably cool (for Queensland) and I did get a little caught by surprise with the outfits I’d packed.
During the day it’s another story. Kaftan me up.
I first spotted this new-season kaftan number from Brisbane-based label Louenhide at the Mercedes-Benz Brisbane Fashion Festival last month.
It was love at first sight. The design is the same as one I wore from Louenhide last spring/summer but colour is different – a spectacular print of cobalt, black and white.
Louenhide Santorini kaftan $189.95 | MBFF Brisbane 2015
This is a one-size-fits-most style. I’m a size 16 hips and there is plenty of room so would fit up to a size 18.
If you are a smaller size, not a fan of the over-sized look but love the print (what’s not to love?), then check out the Louenhide Jilly dress. It’s sized in small, medium and large. The large size does fit me but it is a shorter style so take that into account when considering what might work for you.
The kaftan is 100% polyester but I don’t find it problematic in terms of being to hot to wear. It seems breathable and the style certainly allows for airflow.
What is great about this fabric is that you can wash it in the machine (cold wash, gentle).
I’ve shown a dressed up version of how to wear this kaftan but it would equally be at home worn with flats and over a swimsuit.
Which is the prime reason I love this style of dress. I can make it work for any occasion and take it on a weekend away – or holiday – and it will work even harder for you.
Who’s ready and excited for kaftan season?
* These items were gifted to me for editorial consideration. Full disclosure policy here.