Top fashion blogger Kelly Golightly shows 5 Ways to Style a Caftan in front of a pink house in Palm Springs.


If you’re a fan of classic fashion that effortlessly combines comfort and style, then caftans like the one I’m wearing are your ultimate wardrobe must-have. These timeless pieces have graced fashion icons for generations and continue to make a statement today. Whether you’re jetting off to a tropical paradise — or Palm Springs, hitting the city streets, or simply lounging at home, here are five fabulous ways to elevate your caftan game so you’ll look more like Elizabeth Taylor and less like Mrs. Roper (jk, I love Mrs. Roper!).


1. Beachside Bohemian Bliss

Picture yourself on a sandy shore, basking in the sun’s warm embrace. Slip into a vibrant, printed caftan, throw on oversized sunnies, and complete the look with a floppy hat. Voilà! You’re ready to capture that effortlessly chic beach boho vibe.

2. Urban Elegance

Don’t relegate your caftans to vacation mode only. Elevate your city chic by cinching your caftan with a statement belt. Add a pair of stylish ankle boots or wedge heels, and you’ll turn heads as you strut through the bustling city streets. I also love how Jenny Walton styled her caftan with Converse on the streets of New York City here!

3. Layered Loveliness

When the weather gets a tad cooler, don’t fret. Layer your caftan over skinny jeans or leggings. The contrast between the flowing caftan and the sleek pants creates a striking silhouette. Enhance the look with a chunky necklace and stylish ankle boots.

4. Garden Party Glamour

For those charming garden parties or outdoor events, choose a caftan with delicate embroidery or soothing pastel hues. Complete your look with strappy sandals and a statement floppy hat for a dash of romantic and feminine flair.

5. Resort Ready Royalty

If you’re jet-setting to a resort, pack a lightweight and/or sheer caftan. It’s the perfect beach-to-bar companion. Slip it over your swimsuit during the day and add statement earrings and metallic sandals for a glamorous resort-ready evening look.


5 Ways to Wear a Caftan



How to Wear a Caftan

Top fashion blogger Kelly Golightly shows 5 Ways to Style a Caftan in front of a pink house in Palm Springs.

In conclusion, dearest darlings, caftans are the epitome of chic versatility. Whether you’re sipping cocktails by the pool, exploring the city’s hidden gems, or attending a fabulous soirée, your caftan can be your canvas for style. Accessorize, layer, and mix and match to create your own unique caftan magic. With these styling tips, you’ll be the epitome of timeless elegance.


Caftan: La Vie Style House c/o | Bag: Garland Bags c/o


Photos by Fred Moser

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