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|13 Aug|3 mins

How To Look Like Your Outfit Is Ridiculously Expensive

(Re)introducing the fabric that make you look like you pay your bills on time and eat at restaurants with a hat or three.
Elle Glass
13 Aug
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There’s something romantic about silk, a first class kind of feel. So soft to the touch, it’s leisurely, loungeable, the kind of fabric you want to spend your nights – and your days – in.

Editors world over made a big deal about pyjama dressing a while back and, while we largely still embrace this trend on the regular as we rightly (or wrongly) interpret WFH as WFB (working from bed), silks are no longer strictly a between-the-sheets affair. Nor are they an after-hours-only effort, or the territory of trophy wives (although Michelle Pfeiffer circa Scarface certainly showed us what was what.)

Instead, street-ready styling means your silks can be a part of your weekend and your work day plans.

Be they silk, silk-inspired or satin, we’re vibing silk feels and femme fabrications. Theirs is a wearable kind of luxury. They're the throw-on-and-go piece that makes you look like you have your business taken care of.  Like you pay your bills on time and eat at restaurants with a hat or three. Wear your silks with a blazer and trainers, layer them under a chunky knit of pair them with more of their own kind – silk on silk – for a good time. Luxe silk shirts can be worn loose and long, or knotted at your waist to give you a little more shape.

They might be top shelf, but this doesn’t mean silk pieces are Sunday best. Silk is far from precious. Wash-ready, it’s the perfect travel companion – simply pack and go. In a real pinch, steam in a hot shower of a hotel bathroom. Talk about a smooth operator.

Advice
|13 Aug|3 mins

How To Look Like Your Outfit Is Ridiculously Expensive

(Re)introducing the fabric that make you look like you pay your bills on time and eat at restaurants with a hat or three.
Elle Glass
13 Aug
Share:

There’s something romantic about silk, a first class kind of feel. So soft to the touch, it’s leisurely, loungeable, the kind of fabric you want to spend your nights – and your days – in.

Editors world over made a big deal about pyjama dressing a while back and, while we largely still embrace this trend on the regular as we rightly (or wrongly) interpret WFH as WFB (working from bed), silks are no longer strictly a between-the-sheets affair. Nor are they an after-hours-only effort, or the territory of trophy wives (although Michelle Pfeiffer circa Scarface certainly showed us what was what.)

Instead, street-ready styling means your silks can be a part of your weekend and your work day plans.

Be they silk, silk-inspired or satin, we’re vibing silk feels and femme fabrications. Theirs is a wearable kind of luxury. They're the throw-on-and-go piece that makes you look like you have your business taken care of.  Like you pay your bills on time and eat at restaurants with a hat or three. Wear your silks with a blazer and trainers, layer them under a chunky knit of pair them with more of their own kind – silk on silk – for a good time. Luxe silk shirts can be worn loose and long, or knotted at your waist to give you a little more shape.

They might be top shelf, but this doesn’t mean silk pieces are Sunday best. Silk is far from precious. Wash-ready, it’s the perfect travel companion – simply pack and go. In a real pinch, steam in a hot shower of a hotel bathroom. Talk about a smooth operator.

Silk suitings is the perfect way to bring a little yin into your working day. It’s about flow, not drive. Gone are the rigid silhouettes of the power dressing days of old and in their place, silks that say easy and breezy, no matter the task at hand.

A structured silk slip over classic, crisp shirting – the magic is in the contrast. Keep those feminine wiles strong with delicate gold accessories and heels.

Or, to take it to evening, swap your business-ready suiting for something sheer.

The all-in-one dress. Work-ready and play-ready. Dress her down with chunky trainers or trick her up with delicate sandals.

Work from the same palette. Mix whites with creams and throw in a bit of blush to make it pop.

If darker shades are more your vibe, play with structure. Pair gentle folds with wider straps and own that night.

Elle Glass
Writer
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