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If you’re anything like me then you love yourself up some caftan. I’m seriously debating giving up all other clothing. I really do have some awesome caftans.

But there’s a problem: I live in San Francisco and I’m cold most of the time. I need to wear a coat almost every day and I can’t find anything that works over a caftan, and Mrs. Roper isn’t any help.

A friend told me that she thinks caftans are only for warm weather but I’m not willing to give in yet. So I tried some potential outerwear for my favorite caftan.

First I tried my current favorite coat. I figured, it’s 60s and caftan’s are 60s, so it has to work:

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Nope

So I tried a sweater, sweaters go with everything, right?

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Wrong.

Then I thought, if the conservative ideas don’t work, try something from the left field! Like a track jacket!

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No sir!

But maybe a puffer?

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Well, I guess it depends on what you’re going for. It works for The Crazy Woman Look but I was going for Pleasing To The Eye. So I’m going to go with NO!

A light day coat?

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Uh uh.

My last idea was as good as it got. I was sure that my trapeze coat from the 60s would go because at least both of them are gold.

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This is probably the best combination, but I was hoping for something less formal.

What do you think? Am I going to have to give into the idea that caftans are only warm weather attire? Or does anyone have any ideas?

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Babe Scanlon is a writer living and working in San Francisco. She's worked as an archaeologist, computer game designer, agent at Agent Provocateur and hypnotherapist. She is controlling your mind at this very moment.

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  • Rain Jokinen

    The secret is to wear the warmth under the caftan!

    Jockey makes some thin thermals….
    http://www.jockey.com/Catalog?department=women&category=long-underwear

    Problem solved!

  • Rain Jokinen

    The secret is to wear the warmth under the caftan!

    Jockey makes some thin thermals….
    http://www.jockey.com/Catalog?department=women&category=long-underwear

    Problem solved!

  • Alexandra Jones

    I say give it up, girl. Caftans are the next worst thing to a snuggie. Keep it inside and you won’t need a coat!

  • Alexandra Jones

    I say give it up, girl. Caftans are the next worst thing to a snuggie. Keep it inside and you won’t need a coat!

  • Paper Foxes

    Wear a shawl, of course!

  • Paper Foxes

    Wear a shawl, of course!

  • Martin

    If you’re impersonating Phyllis Diller or Della Reese, go for it; otherwise save it for hosting one of your famous candlelight suppers featuring your Royal Worcester with the hand-painted periwinkles and your grandmother’s Waterford.

  • Martin

    If you’re impersonating Phyllis Diller or Della Reese, go for it; otherwise save it for hosting one of your famous candlelight suppers featuring your Royal Worcester with the hand-painted periwinkles and your grandmother’s Waterford.

  • Erik

    A colorful serape or poncho would do the trick.

  • Erik

    A colorful serape or poncho would do the trick.

  • Babe Scanlon

    Thanks everyone! And honestly, yes, I do strive to be Phyllis Diller.

  • Babe Scanlon

    Thanks everyone! And honestly, yes, I do strive to be Phyllis Diller.