by Sarah Morrison
Don’t know what to wear? Nine times out of ten a sumptuous silk piece will solve the wardrobe conundrum. As the summer season gives way to fall, and we trade our buoyant, lighter-than-air uniforms for smarter, more weighted substitutes, a silk satin number is just the ticket for making the seasonal switch in top form. Whether it’s a slinky black silk dress fit to hug and flatter in all the right places, or an understated mock neck blouse in an always-appropriate neutral colorway, the unmatched ease (and not to mention, the pure romance) that comes with cladding oneself in a silk satin-rendered piece is a feeling worth swooning over.
Where coordinating silk satin is concerned, you’d be hard pressed to find a mismatch. Soft tones like tan, dusty rose, and ivory evoke smart elevation and get along with a mélange of wardrobe staples: try a silk satin midi skirt in a natural print pattern to punctuate an otherwise fluid outfit with great dimension; or perhaps, perfect the art of minimal modern with a divinely drapey silk blouse that quietly stands out with anything from culottes to pencil skirts. And for the off-duty hours, a silk cowl neck cami—be it in black or beige—tucked into your favorite denim (yes, you can) lends chic, high-contrast impact that holds up even with a switch of a season. So, as you reevaluate your work-to-weekend rotation, be sure to throw one of these silky numbers into the shuffle for a fresh remix on the everyday. It’s a look that will never date—guaranteed.