Beach bound? Here’s what to wear

These breezy kaftans and linen separates aren’t just great for sleeping – they’re perfect for the beach, too

Does it feel like everyone took off to Europe this summer? We thought so – and after two years of little or no travel, we can definitely understand why. Whether you’re lucky enough to be heading on a beach vacation or keeping things more low-key at your local lake, here are five pieces that look stylish by the water or in your (hopefully) five-star suite.


If your idea of the perfect holiday is basically a Slim Aarons photograph, recreated, this piece is for you. Loose, comfortable and chic, the Oversized Kaftan in black is a classic, sophisticated piece – but one that lets you say, ‘oh this? I just threw it on’. A wide, abbreviated sleeve means you can sip cocktails by the pool without them getting wet or in the way, while the long cut is super glamorous, and can easily be hemmed if needed. Finish with a dramatic, wide-brimmed hat, neat manicure, and oversized sunnies.


If you like a good pyjama set, you’ll love our new Woven T-Shirt and Curved Hem Short in Sand Linen. Both pieces work well as separates (the shirt looks great tucked into high-waisted shorts, for instance), but as a set, it’s a low-key option for lazy days spent poolside. Bonus: the set also comes in turquoise and black linen – we especially love the top as a stylish trans-seasonal option.


The Rope Dress is one of our favourite pieces from the Pre Fall 2022 collection – it's about as ideal a summer dress as it gets. Shown here in White Beach Stripe (which also comes in our classic Short Sleep Shirt in One Size and PLUS), can’t you picture yourself wearing this with flat leather sandals and a straw tote, exploring the cute little village where you’ve docked for lunch?



The Pre Fall 2022 collection includes three new 100% linens – Sand Linen, Turquoise Linen, and the Sky Blue Linen Blend (seen in the pyjama set above) – and this Sand hue in particular is destined to be a classic. Here, it’s shown in our new Flared Sleep Shirt, which is our classic nightshirt, but with a flared shape. This is definitely a piece you won’t be afraid to wear to the hotel restaurant for breakfast or the lobby bar to get a drink.

Woman in white linen swimsuit coverup


White Linen is a staple here at The Sleep Shirt – so much so that there’s plenty of it in our Classic Collection (which we offer all year round). For your upcoming vacation, we love it in our Pocket Kaftan, which has a shorter hemline than the Oversized version and, of course, pockets! It’s the ultimate piece for sleeping, lounging, sunning, sipping cocktails, and dancing.