Summer is teasing us by throwing a few warm days ahead of it’s arrival. These warm days just calls for some summer dressing. When temperatures rise, floaty dresses and kaftans are easy and stylish go-to pieces. Pick the right styles and they will take you from the beach to a bar by swapping your thongs to a pair of sandal heels or wedges.

Whether you’re lounging around a pool or at the local beach, do it stylishly in a kaftan or a silky summer dress. Let the fluttering of the dresses in the sea breeze transport you away to an exotic island destination where you walk barefoot in sand and the stresses of everyday life is left miles behind.

Summer, Sun & Beach – What to wear?

Kaftans are perfect for five star resorts or a beach hut retreat. Feel comfortable and look picture perfect wherever you choose to laze the summer days away. My favourites for this upcoming summer are ones are in neutrals or subtle colour prints on luxe, floaty fabrics. Lace, eyelet or crocheted fabrics add glamour to a summer kaftan or dress. Silk floaty dresses are also divine and versatile. They can be pulled easily over your swimsuit or dress them up with beautiful sandals for a more glamorous but relaxed look.

Jeanswest Holiday Essentials

Jeanswest has a fabulous range of flirty summer kaftans and dresses. Featured here are a few pieces from their current ‘Holiday Essentials’ range which I fell in love with. Watch our ‘Island Vibes’ video above to see how easy these pieces are to wear and how gorgeous they look when the breeze picked up. And don’t forget to shade yourself with a stylish sun hat!

We hope your summer days are filled with sun, sand and beach tangled hair!

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  • Jade o

    Jeanswest has an amazing range of clothes. As the weather gets hotter I’d live something light and airy to wear! It may take me a few hours to make upy mind but I’m sure it will look and make me feel great!

  • Anna Elle

    Imaginary shopping time 🙂 Christina Slim Boyfriend Jeans, Brianna Crochet Trim Cami, and maybe the Mitch Skinny Jeans for my husband if he’s lucky!

  • Edward Dekkers

    Knowing my luck, I’d say my gift card would end up in my wife’s handbag on her next shopping trip 🙂

  • rmckay01

    Some new jeans – have just ripped my favourite pair and can’t find a good replacement pair 🙁

  • carly

    i love the kaftan that the model is wearing so i’d get that and rock the kasbah and also some accessories like zanzibar bracelets and can’t forget the havana floppy hat for those long, lazy days in the sun!

  • Nicola

    To start with, the ‘Bahamas’ Beach Pant and the Mendoza beach bag. I also love the scarfs.

  • Andrea Smith

    Lovin’ the new swimwear. Can’t decide between the tankini, bikini or one piece. Will just have to get them all!

  • Helen

    Oh wow, I love this new range! I’d definitely have to splurge on the Belize tankini and Zanzibar kaftan – and when the last of my baby weight has shifted in time for summer I’d be singing The Beach Boys while wearing the Kokomo bikini paired with the Lucia sarong. Top the whole look off with the Salvador beach bag and I’ve travelled the world thanks to Fabulous Femme and Jeanswest!

  • Angela Hogan

    my first pair of jeans

  • Linda Hynson

    Loving the kaftans in this range-so stylish and comfortable!!

  • Nicola

    Fresia hat, Kokomo Bikini, Elisa Chino short and Paola linen tee in several colours! So much to choose from! 🙂

  • Sonya

    Jeans West fits best!…
    Loving that Belize Tankini Swimsuit, pair it with a sarong, sunnies and a nice tote bag…. Summer Ready!..

  • chelsy

    i would give to my daughter so she could spoil herself as she hasnt been very happy lately and been having some problems

  • sars_angelchik

    I would buy the Santos Beach dress, Cancun kaftan, Zanzibar kaftan and the Antigua sarong- I would have the perfect beach wear finally and ready for summer!

  • jayla1987

    Definatley could do with some new threads especially some jeans I haven’t got any that fit anymore

  • Khawl Lun

    would love to buy some summer dresses <3 <3 <3

  • Cleo Sids

    Cancun embroidered kraftan, super skinny jeans in mid indigo short and Frankie asymetric zip coat

  • Robyn64

    I love Jeanswest. I could really do some damage with a nice gift card fir Xmas.

  • amy hudson

    Jeanswest – Fits best !!!

  • Emily

    liv maternity textured stripe tee, maternity skinny jeans in forever indigo and forever black 🙂

  • Natalie

    Colour, fun, beachy… I have a baby girl that looks up to me for inspiration so I must look my best for her… and me!

  • Indika Wijaya

    I’d spend it on ‘Cuba’ Mid Brim Hat,Santos beach dress,’Cancun’ Embroidered Kaftan,’Mendoza’ Beach Bag,Antigua’ Sarong I can go on and on ….:)

  • Deb Hill

    could easily spend 200, Love everything <3

  • Janine Gardiner

    A bikini, a hat and a sarong with a tote bag to start the Jeanswest excitement .

  • I would love to have the cancun dress. The detailing of it is so gorgeous and I would love to wear this at the beach this summer!!

  • Lisa Shulman

    I’d buy:
    ‘Marrakesh’ Jersey Kaftan 49.95
    ‘Bermuda’ Fedora Hat $24.99
    ‘Kayla’ Paneled Maxi Dress $89.95
    and then I’d see what is on sale to fill in the rest!

  • Elizabeth

    I’d love nothing more than a new Maxi dress and some denim shorts from Jeanswest to float through summer in comfort and style.

  • Jennifer B.

    A ‘Kasbah’ One Piece Swimsuit, the ‘Havana’ Floppy Hat and the ‘Mendoza’ Beach Bag would be my ideal starting point!

  • Jemma Hansen

    There’s a lot to choose from but I’d start with the ‘Kasbah Kaftan’ that’s cool and comfy on hot days. ‘Lucia Sarong’ to wear at the pool/river, ‘Cuba’ mid brim hat to look good while still protecting me form the sun and ‘Arizona’ beach bag to put in all in for an updated summer look.

  • Mummy Ariane

    The kaftan will be so wonderful for the hot summer coming

  • Kim Paul

    some nice comfty clothes for summer

  • Michelle Green

    I would love to give it to my daughter to spend. She needs something nice to cheer her up at the moment. <3

  • tizz lipp

    Totem kaftan is extremely hot,
    Matched with the Arizona beach bag, got the lot!!
    Havanna floppy hat, stylish and cool, equipped
    and a Lucia sarong for when i want a dip!

  • KJD

    Love Jeanswest! And a sensational summer wardrobe is waiting for me!

  • Steph McAllister

    Love these beautiful patterns and colours against a gorgeous backdrop!! Would use the $200 voucher to create an awesome summer wardrobe!

  • jody buhagiar

    I love all the Kaftans, now I cant choose, might be able to a few for summer!! Thanks for the opportunity 🙂

  • Marianna Conti

    I only buy my jeans from Jeanswest!.

  • salvatore greedy

    Lucia Sarong and the Arizona beach bag for summer days at the beach

  • keekee sands

    Jeanwest has some wonderful clothes for summer. I could stock up for summer!! Love all the kaftans and maxis, one of each 😉

  • Kasey Evans

    I’d buy some Maxi Dresses, so cool for the summer ahead!

  • Lizzy Archer

    After having a very daggy summer in 2013, I have some serious post traumatic dress syndrome so I would absolutely spend it on some beautiful Maxi’s, such as the Sierra Embellished Maxi dress!

  • Sharon Johnson

    Best way to celebrate my 40th birthday in January. Hawaii bound styling kokomo bikini’s and lucia sarong shaded by my new black bermuda. Socialising and tweeting from Kaui to the Big Island in my Cancun kaftan.

  • Lauren Anastasiou

    Aruba, Havana – Jeanswest please I wanna
    Buy Bermuda, Bahamas – I’ll be a pretty mamma…

    That’s what I’ll buy you know, as well as Kokomo.

  • Suds

    I’d buy lots of great summer dresses and accessories to match!

  • Kirra Charlton-Betts

    I would buy breezy dresses in pretty patterns! They are going to be a necessity for the upcoming Australian Summer!

  • Adele Coone

    These clothes look so feminine and great for summer, and what a beautiful backdrop. Makes me wish summer was here already.

  • Jacqueline Kuzmins

    I would give the gift card to my daughter, to help her get a nice wardrobe for summer together

  • Leilani Krenn

    It’s been a long time since I got new clothes, it’d be fantastic for the upcoming summer!

  • Cathy H

    No more “The Block”, Scott Cam needs to host “The Frock!” It would be filled with stylish, floaty kaftans, teamed with eye catching accessories. I’d take a starring role with my summery, chic kaftan from Jeanswest. Sigh!

  • rocky

    I’d certainly invest in a great pair of light, ripped jeans to pair with tee’s for casual summer days, and perhaps a kaftan to cover up a little down on the beach- ity’s so hard to choose!

  • Shara Kemp

    It would be great if i won so that i can take my partner and friends just in time of Christmas for a massive shopping 🙂

  • Sally

    ‘Rochelle’ Printed Belted Maxi Skirt and a ‘Zola’ Silk Strapless Maxi Dress 😀 The 100% silk sounds divine!

  • Sam

    These look beautiful- I wouldn’t know what to choose!

  • christine morris

    Thanks for the chance, perfect wear for the summer 🙂

  • Karina Lee

    Love the ‘Santos’ Beach Dress!

  • Sarah

    Love this!

  • Michelle Nicole Clemson

    Great pics, and clothes of course, can almost taste and feel the heavy sea air!

  • Maria

    Let’s see…..The Kasbah Kaftan, the Santos Beach Dress, the Bahamas Beach pant and the Belize Tankini!! All ready for summer

  • Tracy Andreatta

    For me its all about the Kaftans , nothing says Holidays like a new kaftan .

  • Lisa

    I need a new hat and beach bag, so I will be ready for Summer

  • amandagorton

    I love the silk printed shift dress! A must have addition for my summer social wardrobe.

  • milkteaxx

    what a lovely kaftan!

  • Lisa Frankel

    I’d spend it on maternity wear and beach outfits

  • Sheree

    The Kasbah Kaftan, Bahamas Beach Pant, Havana Floppy Hat and Aruba Necklace!

  • Caroline Kelly

    I cannot go past ocean blues and aquamarines – ‘St Tropez’ Kaftan, ‘Fresia’ Hat, ‘St Tropez’ Bracelet, ‘Kokomo’ Necklace ‘Arizona’ Beach Bag are winners.

  • Eva Kiraly

    I’d love a sarong and some new bikinis, also a nice new pair of jeans.

  • Kathryn Green

    I would love to buy some new swimmers, a nice loose top/dress to go over the top, a wide brimmed hat and a nice bag for the beach, oh and the new lovely blue shorts. Thankyou