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Pick­ing the right piece is all about colour, shape... and em­bel­lish­ments

Life & Style Weekend - - WELCOME // INSIDE TODAY - with Natalie Tink Visit Natalie Tink at the Miss Mono­gram show­room at 7/16 In­no­va­tion Park­way, Birtinya or shop on­line at www.miss­mono­gram.com.au.

Em­bel­lished in stun­ning crys­tals, I felt a mil­lion bucks and like spring was ooz­ing out of me.

SPRING fash­ion is my favourite – bright colours, bold prints and the per­fect tem­per­a­ture for re­sort wear, mi­nus the stick­i­ness that sum­mer brings.

Each spring I look to brighten up my wardrobe and, never one to shy away from bright colours, I love to amp it up and liven up my ev­ery­day look.

For years now, I’ve been on a mis­sion to find the per­fect kaf­tan – one that is bright and bold with­out look­ing Jersey Shore, light and com­fort­able with­out the moo moo fac­tor, and within a price point that I can ac­tu­ally af­ford to wear rather than house in a safe.

My hus­band cringes when I men­tion kaf­tans. He can’t un­der­stand why I would want to wear a ‘tent’ as he calls them.

Now Mr Tink, god love him, is no fash­ion mogul and while most of his threads are not what you would call on trend, he is not to­tally wrong in his think­ing. If you choose the wrong kaf­tan with no shape, essen­tially you are wear­ing a very pretty tent.

So for years now I’ve been try­ing to find my ‘Kar­dashian in Mi­ami’ look with­out spend­ing a mort­gage re­pay­ment in the process... and with­out the tent fac­tor.

Re­cently the kaf­tan gods shone upon me and brought with them a lo­cal busi­ness called Em­bel­lished Kaf­tans.

Em­bel­lished Kaf­tans have cap­tured the art of cre­at­ing com­fort­able and stylish pieces suit­able for all shapes and sizes.

Each kaf­tan fea­tures bold prints that are per­fect for the Sun­shine Coast or a trip to Mi­ami should the Kar­dashi­ans come call­ing.

A piece I fell in love with that sat­is­fied ev­ery item on my wish­list was the Car­ni­val Salsa Dress. This kaf­tan hugged in all the right places and screamed ‘I’m on hol­i­days, let’s have cock­tails!’. Light and floaty and a dream to wear, it’s per­fect for an out­ing on the es­planade in Mooloolaba or cock­tails at Bistro C in Noosa.

Em­bel­lished in stun­ning crys­tals, I felt a mil­lion bucks and like spring was ooz­ing out of me. Given the qual­ity, and in com­par­i­son to oth­ers on the mar­ket, I was very sur­prised at the $195 price tag – far cheaper than an­other brand I’d been eye­ing off.

It is stylish and af­ford­able fash­ion that will last longer than the sea­son and the best part is they are right here in our own back­yard, which means you can go into their show­room and find the one per­fect for you.

Em­bel­lished Kaf­tans 5/23 Premier Cir­cuit, Warana.

So what was the ver­dict from the hus­band? A date in my new kaf­tan! Mr Tink is of­fi­cially a con­verted kaf­tan man.

PHOTO: JA­SON HAY PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

Natalie Tink wears Em­bel­lished Kaf­tans

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

Em­bel­lished Kaf­tans.

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