Leather belt, Rs 3,000, Charles & Keith
Calfskin structured hobo, Rs 1,38,650, Salvatore Ferragamo
Filigree hoop earrings, Rs 8,800, Isharya
Textured white pants, Rs 3,960, Topshop
Suede python sandals, Rs 79,540, Balmain
The kaftan is this season’s must-have garment. Loose and lightweight, it is the sartorial solution to summer’s balmy days. And it works just as well for the day, at the beach or for a night out. This Spring/Summer, we saw Roberto Cavalli recreate the kaftan in pastels and snakeskin prints, while Emilio Pucci had its usual smattering of bright colours. We show you how to take this breezy silhouette from a casual day look to a more glamorous nighttime one.
Slip into a pair of comfortable wide leg trousers in a light colour for an effortless day look. Add some flat sandals and a spacious tote to hold your sunglasses, sunscreen and all your summer essentials.
Printed silk kaftan, Rs 1,71,900, The Row at Le Mill. Viscose trousers, price on request, Lecoanet Hemant. Strappy leather flats, Rs 3,990, Zara. Spiked metal earrings, Rs 600, Bhane.com. Metal rings, Rs 2,500 (set of three), Maithili Kabre. Leather belt, Rs 1,790, Mango. Leather tote, Rs 96,000, Tod’s
Photographs: Sushant Chhabria; Styling: Akanksha Kamath; Make-Up and Hair: Arti Nayar; Model: Radhika Nair/Anima Creative Management; Assisted By: Shubham Jain (Styling)
Click through the gallery above to see how to wear the kaftan from day to night
Cage cuff, Rs 42,850, Pamela Love at Le Mill
Croc textured sandals, Rs 5,720, Topshop
Forgo the trousers and lose the flats in favour of strappy heels for a more glamorous take on the kaftan. Let metallic accessories add the finishing touches to your ensemble.
Printed silk kaftan, Rs 1,71,900, The Row at Le Mill. Block-heeled leather shoes, Rs 40,000, Tod’s. Rose gold-plated brass earrings with pyrite stone earrings, Rs 9,200, necklace, Rs 8,900, cuff, Rs 10,700; all Akaliko. Leather and metal clutch, Rs 1,40,000, Bottega Veneta
Metal and acrylic chain-link necklace, price on request, Michael Kors
Handcrafted sandstone earrings, Rs 4,860, Periwinkle at Perniaspopupshop.com