Emerson Fry linen caftan | I got mine from the EF Outlet (sign up for access to releases)
Rachel Comey Moon wedge slides | size 9 & 9.5 on sale at Shopbop, wood heel on sale at Rachel Comey, size 7 on sale at the Dreslyn
No, this isn’t really an outfit. I mean, it is, but I didn’t wear it, I just wanted to show you the Emerson Fry caftan. I have no idea how to wear a caftan, outside of home/beach/pool. It seems a bit strange to wear it just to run errands, or about town, with no water in sight…
A few notes on the caftan: I got it last week after it popped up on the EF Outlet (you have to sign up for access) for less than $100, which is a fraction of their retail price. Uh…no brainer! And I’d been wanting a caftan forever. Just because. Not that I take a lot of beach vacations or spend my summers by the pool, but it’s one of those things I just wanted to tick off my list, you know?
Anyway, the caftan is linen, made in India, and it’s pretty substantial, very well made. Honestly a little heavier than I thought it would be, and sort of itchy, but I know it will soften up a lot with wear. This particular one is supposed to be “imperfect,” but I haven’t found anything off about it. I love the pattern. And it’s hard to tell from any of the photos, but there’s a panel just under the bust that has a tie inside where you can cinch it it a bit to give it a nice subtle shape, so it’s not just a draped square. Maybe all caftans have that? I have no idea, but it’s a nice touch.
Now that I have it though, I don’t know what to do with it. I can wear it at home, and probably will. I will take it with me when we travel to my dad’s in Florida to wear as a house dress. And of course, it would be perfect for a beach vacation, but we’re not going to the beach this year. But other than that, I can’t imagine wearing it to lunch, or out shopping; seems a bit too “much” for that.
Do you own a caftan? Do you save it for the beach? or wear it all summer, out and about?