Lilika is introducing a brand new line of fabulous kaftans! To celebrate these fabulous flowy pieces, we’re bringing you a post on how to wear them.
Great for so many occasions, kaftans can be dressed up for nights out or dressed down for relaxed days. The silhouette is loose and airy with a very feminine feel. Not only are they incredibly chic, they’re super comfortable and easy to build an outfit around!
As mentioned, kaftans can be styled for all kinds of occasions and they definitely work for a day out. Whether you’ve got errands to run or are meeting up with friends, Lilika’s kaftans are a stylish option that will be comfortable all day long. The Summers Dream Kaftan is an especially great choice for daytime, with its playful print and stunning blue flowers! Balance its flowy shape with a slim-fitting skirt, like our Popsicle Corset Skirt, in white to complement the white in the print.
Since the kaftan has such an eye-catching design, keep your accessories simple, especially for a day outfit. Pick out a couple of simple rings and maybe a small bracelet—that’s all that’s necessary! The kaftan is interesting enough on its own to not need much in terms of jewelry. If you’d like to change the silhouette so it accentuates your waist, a slim belt in a simple design would look great with this look. Slip into a pair of cute flats or wedges, let your hair down, and you’re all set to go!
Going out on the town for a night of fun with friends? You can dress up your kaftan and be the star of the dance floor! The Delish Lace Khaftan Tunic in vivacious red chevron lace is perfect for a sexy evening look. As with the daytime look, this will work best with a pencil skirt, and since it’s nighttime, it’s a perfect opportunity to break out your Popsicle Corset Mini Skirt! The kaftan will move beautifully as you dance and the mini skirt lets you show off your legs.
Since the Delish Lace Kaftan is made from lace it has a see-through quality. Wear it with a camisole underneath or be extra bold and go for a crop top or bra instead! Choose white or black for contrast but be sure to stick to two colours maximum (ie. red and black or red and white) or things could get a little busy colour-wise. You could also choose to wear all red for a gorgeous monochromatic look!
Night-out outfits are usually pretty flashy and accessories are a part of that. When accessorizing your kaftan, choose a bold cuff and some big earrings instead of necklaces. The deep-V neckline is so sexy and leaving the area open allows your décolletage to speak for itself! You can also add on a thin belt in a coordinating colour to nip in your waist so your curves are more visible. Use makeup to play up your eyes and, since the outfit is dominated by the colour red, choose a red lipstick in a similar shade or use a sheer gloss instead. Finish off your look with a great pair of heels in black or nude and you’ll be looking incredible!
Though not designed specifically to be a cover-up, our kaftans are fantastic to wear for a beach day. The colourful print of the Peacock Kaftan in particular is perfect for an afternoon enjoying sand and sun! Not much is needed for a beach day outfit—simply throw your kaftan on over your bikini or swimsuit and your outfit is pretty much done! If you plan on spending some time at a restaurant or bar along the beach (or would just like a little more coverage), pair your kaftan with our Daisy Pretty White Shorts. They’re playful and pretty and the white colour looks great with the Peacock Kaftan’s wild print.
Keep your makeup minimal, especially if you plan on going in the water, and be sure to remember your sunscreen. There’s nothing sexy about sunburn! Slip on your flip-flops or a cute pair of gladiator sandals and get ready to enjoy the beach.