Easy, breezy, beautiful…
Gone are the days when a beach cover-up meant a simple sarong thrown over your bikini, only to be seen whilst shimmying from the sun lounger to the poolside bar. With so many stylish options on offer, a casual kaftan can transform your beach-bum-look to city chic in an instant – especially if you add some fun accessories into the mix. Whether you’re poolside, sipping on mimosa’s, or cruising on a junk around Hong Kong’s outer islands, a cool cover-up is a wardrobe staple for any stylish mama…
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Handmade by Artisans in Mexico, you’ll want to snap up this limited edition embroidered cotton kaftan quick! Former British Vogue stylist, Pippa Holt designs kaftans that are not only super stylish, but eco-friendly too – made with natural cotton and dyes! Wear it over swimwear or add a belt and gladiator sandals for a stroll around the city.
How much: $4,825
Available at: www.net–a–porter.com
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A linen jumpsuit is comfortable and versatile, perfect for throwing on over a bikini and running around after the little ones. Pair it with heeled espadrilles for an elegant evening look or keep your cool with strappy sandals for the day. For a flattering fit, opt for one with a stretchy waistband like this black ruffle jumpsuit from J.Crew.
How much: $980
Available at: www.jcrew.com/hk
The newly launched Saigon Shores has arrived in Hong Kong! This white kaftan’s quirky flamingo print is inspired by the Sri Lankan Bundala, and paired with a delicate white tassel trim, for an easy daytime look. Saigon Shores offers plenty of 100% silk-cotton-blend cover-ups that are loose, lightweight, breathable and bold.
How much: $859
Available at: www.saigonshores.com
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Keep it casual with a simple t-shirt dress. It’s light, it’s airy and looks effortless no matter how you wear it. Throw it over a swimsuit or tie it up and pair with denim shorts. This Java Java cover-up from Yucama is made with a soft, natural rayon material and each piece is dip dyed creating a relaxed Ombre effect.
How much: From $412 (£40)
Available at www.yucama.com
If you are looking for luxe, look no further than Marie France Van Damme, known for its luxurious resort wear. Going from day to night has never been quite so easy. This silk Babani kimono style kaftan with Blue Batik flower print is perfect for an afternoon at the beach, or evening cocktails.
How much: $6,640
Available at: www.mariefrancevandamme.com
For a fresh and all-time classic look, a crisp white cotton shirt dress is a reliable pick and a holiday wardrobe must-have. Heidi Klein’s oversized Maine shirt dress is a chic alternative to a tie up sarong. For a more relaxed look just roll up the sleeves, unbutton and layer over a bikini with shorts.
How much: $1,126
Available at: www.matchesfashion.com
Rompers and jumpsuits are effortlessly cool and super comfortable. Perfect for the HK heat and for cruising around on breezy junks. You won’t have to worry about any Marilyn Monroe moments in the wind in Lemlem’s Candace romper! Handmade in Ethiopia using lightweight, natural cotton, and featuring colourful geometric stripes, it’s fun, eco friendly and practical.
How much: $1,759.46
Available at: www.shopbop.com
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Cropped pants can work for any occasion and make a fun cover-up alternative. Instantly amp up your vacay wardrobe with this pair of wide-leg easy culottes from Mara Hoffman. The vibrant superstar lilac print is perfect for Summer!
How much: $2,061
Available at: www.revolve.com
French swimwear and lingerie label Eres recently opened its first store in Hong Kong at Harbour City Shopping Mall and we couldn’t be happier! Eres is known for its high-tech, luxurious materials, beautiful cuts, and flattering styles. Make a statement in this eye catching, silk crepe Selfie jumpsuit in electric blue, with a beautiful braided silk belt.
How much: $6,685
Available at: www.eresparis.com
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