It’s quite serendipitous that I ended up working for Kasbah Clothing, as one of my happiest childhood memories was when my grandparents would visit Morocco and bring us back the traditional jalaba. My mum lived in hers when she wasn’t working, I loved seeing her sweep around the house looking all fabulous. I suspect this is probably why I loved Margot Ledbetter from the Good Life too – there’s something so glamorous about a confident woman wearing a kaftan!
The Kaftan – Ultimate Comfort
Those childhood memories are probably why I such an affinity with our beautiful kaftans here at Kasbah Clothing. I love the long flowing fabric, the way it drapes across your body and how they can make you feel almost regal!
While we’re all staying at home, I can’t think of a better garment to wear in and around the house. It’s the ultimate in comfort and mood lifting clothing.
The long and short of it…
Inspired by traditional garments like the jalaba and kimono the kaftan comes in many guises nowadays, from long flowing styles to shorter separates perfect for wearing with trousers. And while we’d normally think of the kaftan as a holiday garment, it really is perfect for staying at home. It offers unrivalled comfort with its generous cut and often lightweight fabric.
It never hurts to dream…
And although we are staying at home for the foreseeable, it doesn’t hurt to dream or, let’s say, plan for the future. We’re hoping it won’t be too long before we can travel and you know the kaftan is an absolute holiday wardrobe essential.
Style it out…
The versatility of the kaftan is also one if its most fabulous traits. While holidaying it can be worn in the day time by the pool or while exploring the sights of your destination. And in the evening you can accessorise with a pair of wedge heels, or bedazzled sandals, statement earrings and a stylish clutch bag.
But for now, we can wear it to relax or work from home in the day time and maybe jazz it up for evening cocktails with a loved one! Just because we’re at home, doesn’t mean we can’t look fabulous!
Lots of love Becky Xx