Beach bound? Here’s what to wear

Beach bound? Here’s what to wear

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

With things finally starting to feel normal again, we think it’s time to take that long-overdue vacation to the beach or the lake. Whether you’re lucky enough to be heading south or keeping things more low-key and local, here are five pieces that look stylish by the water or in your (hopefully) five-star suite.

Woman in white linen swimsuit coverup


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 pink is a statement 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.

Women in chic summer loungewear and kaftans in linen and cotton


If you like a good pyjama set, you’ll love this Cuffed Sleeve Shirt and Lounge Pant in Pale Blue Linen Stripe. 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. Hot tip: the top buttons down all the way, which is extra great for catching rays if it’s still a touch chilly, or if you need to quickly throw it on over your bikini.

Woman in bold white and blue stripe cotton nightgown


This is one of our favourite pieces from the Pre Fall 2021 collection – the print instantly transports us to a remote, sunny Greek island and we just can’t get over how summery it feels. The Giant Blue Stripe is available in the Oversized Kaftan and the Short Sleep Shirt (One Size and PLUS), but we especially like it in the Sleeveless Nightie (One Size and PLUS). Can’t you picture yourself wearing it with flat leather sandals and a straw tote, exploring the cute little village where you’ve docked for lunch?



The Pre Fall 2021 collection includes three new 100% linens – Sand Linen, Raspberry Pink Linen, and the Pale Blue Linen Stripe (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.

Women in linen beachwear kaftans and dresses

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.