It’s no coincidence that Vogue selected our silk shirt as an all-time style product icon – and then Harper's Bazaar, too, featured it beautifully worn by Annie Lennox, an icon of style herself – as a great deal of love and time has been spent developing this exclusive fabric. Weaving Lycra into the silk fabric to give it lovely weight and limit any creasing means that this particular silk is the essential go-to to look and feel amazing.
The silk blouse is the SKP (season’s key piece!) and back-bone of any festive wardrobe. A good shirt, so elegant day-to-night, cuts out all that palaver of selecting something to wear. During the festive season, when time can get squeezed and tempers frayed, it’s savvy to develop a bit of stealth chic, and silk is just that – the essence of luxury but not too showy or extravagant. The sensual feel of silk, the ease of the added stretch makes our silk blouse a go-to for December dressing. The simple styling of a silk blouse makes it a perfect partner for colour, so spin the colour wheel and pick something to match your mood. There isn’t a silk piece in the collection that I can’t endorse as there is a colour and shape that works for everybody. The two V-Necked Silk Tops, short or long sleeved and £130 and £165 respectively, are an easy match for every outfit. The Silk Long Sleeve Tunic Top £165, in Blush would work for your Hygge moments and in Black to match your Tuxedo trousers. We all know and love the Lauren Bow 2-piece set, £195, in six colours; in Rich Burgundy it’s a Christmas Day classic. I particularly like the Tilda Silk Shirt, £165, in eight colours, much featured by the press. It can be worn out as a tunic or tucked into trousers. New this season is the fashionable and charming Ruffle-Front Silk Shirt, £165, particularly pretty in Blush and a party favourite. Finally, if you want to be chic and slouchy, check out the Silk Long Sleeve Tunic Top – once worn you’ll find it’s a winner.
So let silk be your SKP!
By Vanessa de Lisle - www.thefashioncupboard.com