Light, breathable and flowing, silk is perfect for the summer but can also be worn year-round with the right styling.
That being said, the glossy fabric can be prone to three major fashion faux-pas: static-cling, traces of sweat, and making the wearer warm way too quickly.
We’ve compiled a few tips and style ideas to help you get the most out of your silk basics.
To negate the need for layering, try silk jumpsuits and tailored dresses which can be styled with simple gold or silver jewellery so your silk element does all the talking.
Opt for a relaxed, loose-fitting option when it comes to choosing your silk basics. Tight-fitting silk can be uncomfortable and may increase the chance of sweat stains!
That being said, you can still show off your curves with your silk outfit - opt for styles that drape flatteringly over your body to show off while remaining comfortable.
A selection of silk blouses in different colours, prints and styles can take you through an entire years’ worth of office days. Tuck your silk tops loosely into jeans, skirts and shorts made of a sturdier fabric for an interesting contrast.
In the same vein, silk or faux silk trousers can easily be dressed up or down, whether it’s pairing it with a loose tee and simple jewellery or adding a pair of heels and a statement necklace.
For a smaller silk touch, a silk scarf is perfect for accessorising a spring outfit and you might even try using your silk scarf as a bandana or necklace for a more unique look. Silk heels and clutch bags are also great options.
Accessories are also great for styling silk basics, whether you’re topping off a silk pussybow blouse with a long necklace or a silk jumpsuit with large bangles.
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