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Sarah Maberry

Spoiler Alert: Silk Isn’t Going Anywhere This Spring — Here Are 5 Ways I’ll Be Wearing It

There's no feeling better during spring term than those first days you can finally wear your new spring clothes. You wake up, toss on your favorite sundress and leave your parka behind. This season's biggest fabric is silky satins. These lightweight, slinky pieces will seriously have you craving warmer days. 

When you're looking for your new silky spring essentials consider whether you want to invest in real silk pieces. Purchasing real silk is making a serious long-term investment in your wardrobe. While the garments have a higher price point than their polyester counterparts, they could be worth the extra money if quality matters to you. Real silk is extremely lightweight, breathable and eco-friendly. However, if you're tight on cash (#relatable), try a silk-blend or polyester satin — they honestly still look like silk but cost you far less. Either option will give you that silky look you'll love.

Below we've gathered our favorite silky styles your spring wardrobe is begging for. We've got you covered from H2T:

A killer blouse

Pictured above: H&M Satin BlouseMadewell Silk Wrap Top, Everlane Square Shirt

These sleek tops are perfect for pairing with boyfriend jeans and office trousers alike. Either go for a classic color but try a new silhouette or stick to your favorite shape in a brighter hue. Try these looks for inspo.

A floral silk scarf

Pictured above: Free People Daisy Bandana, Lulus Diana Scarf, UO Super Large Scarf

I know you've seen a million Pinterest posts and YouTube videos on 10 Ways to Tie Your Scarf — now it's time to actually try it. The key to mastering tying a silky scarf is practice. After a few tries, you'll have the hang of it. 

A go-to tank

Pictured above: Zara CamisoleMadewell Button Down Cami, Reformation Leah Top

Listen up seniors! This is the top your post-grad wardrobe can't live without. It can take you from the office to your Friday night date to Sunday brunch with the girls. Try layering your silk tank over a basic black turtleneck to master transitional spring dressing. 

An essential slip dress

Pictured above: Zara Satin Dress, Topshop Satin DressRealisation Par Tia Dress, Everlane Party Slip Dress

If you're looking to buy only one silky piece this season, this is it. Layer it over a tee, throw it under a sweater, or let it stand on its own — this versatile style can do it all. Opt for a neutral if you want to maximize your outfit possibilities.

A leopard-printed midi

Pictured above: Realisation Par Naomi SkirtFree People Normani SkirtUO Rowan Skirt

The Doc Martens and leopard midi is a pairing I didn't know I needed until now! The tough boots balance out the feminine shape of the skirt. Not a leopard gal? Try a soft floral for the same effect. 

IDK about you, but I am seriously looking forward to how soon spring (and spring break) are coming! These silky fabrics and spaghetti straps are making us dream of warmer days. 

Sarah Maberry is a fashion writer based in NYC. She is graduating in 2019 with a dual degree in Fashion Business Management from FIT and Apparel Design and Merchandising from Seattle Pacific University. Sarah started her writing career at the SPU Chapter of Her Campus and has since worked with various publications for event coverage and style writing. When she isn't busy writing she loves running, watching That 70's Show, and finding the best $1 pizza in Manhattan.
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