Nordstrom Shows Us How to Rock a Summer Kaftan Look

Bored by sun dresses and board shorts? Fortunately, the very regal-looking kaftan is just as summer-ready. And Nordstrom shows us how to rock it with the least amount of fuss possible. Check out the look below!


Love it? We break it down for you so you can assemble a similar look with items you already have in your closet.

1. The Long and Flowy Kaftan

The bigger and more flowy, the better! Kaftans are crazy cool for the summer because of their loose fit and their high styleability. You can wear them as a cover-up but you’ll be surprised on how they can double as dresses. Just change accessories and you’re good to go.

Rita Ora on Roberto Cavalli's yachtRita Ora sports a red flowy kaftan over her bikini as she enjoys the sunny weather in Cannes, France, May 17, 2014

Angelina Jolie and Brad PittAngelina Jolie wears a jeweled kaftan to hide her baby bump as she attend the premiere of Changeling during the Cannes Film Festival in France on May 20, 2008

aish-ushakaftanAish ‘Usha Kaftan’ Cover-Up

2. Mix-and-Match Bikini


smoothies-gossip-bSmoothies by Gossip ‘Summer Crochet’ Triangle Bikini Top and Low Rise String Bikini Bottom, $22.50 (bottom)

For a fun surprise underneath the kaftan, choose a mix and matched bikini combo! The more obtuse color, pattern, or material pairing, the better.

3. Straw Fedora

yestadt-baitYestadt Millinery ‘Bait’ Shantung Straw Fedora

The floppy, wide-brimmed hats are the typical match for kaftans so keep things interesting by opting for a tidy fedora. You sure to stand out in the sea of boho plus a fedora fits snugly in your beach bag.

4. Colorful Round Specs

pared-sodapopPared ‘Soda & Pop – Watermelon’ 50mm Engraved Sunglasses

Round specs are hot this season! And those with punchy color combos are the most popular. It’s the best way to accent your look and your face with some electric hues without resorting to makeup all the time.

5. Pretty Beach Waves

sachajuan-oceanmistSACHAJUAN ‘Ocean Mist’ Spray

Hair is ALWAYS a huge part of an outfit. And for a kaftan, your best bet are pretty beach waves. Carefully choose your leave-in sprays, make sure they protect your locks from sun and damage while helping you achieve the desired luster and volume for your summer look.

6. Damage-Free, Sun-Kissed Skin

earthtuface-skinstickEarth Tu Face Skin Stick, $34

Don’t let sun-damaged skin ruin your well-thought out kaftan look. Give your skin some TLC after being out in the sun. Drink lots of water, moisturize, and put on some balm to help protect and repair your skin.

7. Statement Necklace

varizaga-cmw-nVenessa Arizaga ‘Catch My Wave’ Necklace

To accent your imposing kaftan, a statement necklace is the best choice. From chunky designs to cheerful charms, really any loud necklace will do. So the challenge will be picking one that fits our personality.

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