The silk pants trend
The party season is heading our way and it’s time to start thinking about all those outift choices ahead of us. For me, the cocktail dress is a last resort and it’s silk pants that catch my eye when scouring through my closet to find something appropriate to wear.
There’s something rather alluring about wearing a pair of trousers in a sumptuous fabric which almost has you feeling like it’s a guilty pleasure. I know my mother would never approve of me donning a pair of silk pants, thinking them far too extravagant an item. But these days thanks to high street brands like J.Crew offering more luxe for our lolly, the silk pant is fast becoming a very workable wardrobe staple. What with the trend to pimp up your daywear with lavishly textured and embellished items, it’s now totally de-rigeur to break out these bad boys for the office as well as for cocktails after.
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How to wear silk pants
The key to pulling this look off is all about damping down the rest of your look. The silk pants are the main attraction here so ensure the rest of your outfit is erring on the side of caution with a neutral palette. These pants pack a punch, let them do the talking so that you don’t become a talking point.
There’s nothing wrong with working a little more texture into your look. I paired my J.Crew silk capri pants with this MASC sleeveless coat which has the most delicious navy lustre and leather panel detailing. I added the odd tiny pop of colour with a J.Crew skinny belt and Calypso St Barth beaded bracelets. I’m also totally never taking my baby pink ICE watch off ever again regardless of my outfit choices…it’s a total keeper.
When looking for the right silk pants for you, remember that it is a delicate fabric. Don’t try and jam your legs into something that’s a little on the tight side. Be brave and ignore the ‘size’ trap – if you are normally a 12 and they are a bit tight – size up and enjoy the fact that you won’t be ripping any side seams any time soon on your night out.
For the petite types amongst us opt for a capri pant from the petite department. Everything is proportionally correct so you won’t have to do any last minute hemming before heading out to your event.