Ah, for the love of silk. A luxury fabrication that is quite ethereal and visually stunning with it’s soft, fluid drapery. Whether in the form of a shirt, bias cut dress, masculine cut pijamas or even pants, silk is a unique product that oozes luxury.
Feeling like being a bit pretty on this very day, I’ve opted for two outfits that pick up a soft pink base with light tones and featured key silk items. I’m feeling feminine again. What’s going on?
Firstly I couldn’t go past this heavenly silk printed kimono style wrap dress that can perfectly double as a light weight open jacket. I’ve worn it over a deep v cami, some soft pink pants and paired it with nude and cream accessories to keep the whole look fresh.
The beauty about a dual purpose item like this, is it offers loads of versatility and is really great value. A dress and a jacket in one!? Now that’s awesome. It would also be great open over your bikinis on a summer vacay!
Secondly, I’ve chosen a killer soft pink pijama style shirt with gorgeous white piping detail in Equipment’s iconic slim cut silhouette. This heavenly shirt over baby blue denim works a treat or even styled up with some tailored pants or a skirt for an event would be equally as awesome. This is my go to look for a mid week work outfit. Add a relaxed duster and some slides and we have the comfort side in check! I don’t think there is a better combo than a shirt tucked into high waisted denim right now. Are you with me girls?
Caring for your Silks
Now I know some have been a little concerned about how to care for silk in the past. It’s only natural to feel you need to keep your silks for “special” occasions. However, silk really is quite robust. Even though it can start to wear in over time, this is a natural progression and one that is quite beautiful. It softens and the fibers relax a little. In a good way. Dry cleaning is recommended, however I simply hand wash my silks, let them dry naturally and then iron back in to perfection.
All in all, a silk item really ups the ante and adds a unique quality to your outfit. I definitely go for a silk when I need to make a statement or have something special on. Silk demands attention and is the epitome of understated luxury.
What are your thoughts on the above two outfits and of course the talk of this post…Silk!?