While silk blouses are among the most essential articles of clothing in a woman’s wardrobe for evening and/or formal wear, these stunning garments also provide a delightfully stylish twist to an informal look when you matched up with fabrics such as canvas, cotton, denim, and naturally, leather. When you combine these two unlikely elements: high quality, sumptuous silk with the coarser, tougher fabric, you create a different high fashion look while making people wonder.
A simple but strikingly effective way to achieve this look is to combine a sumptuous silk blouse or top with a pair of blue jeans. You can, is you wish top it off with a leather jacket. While the condition of the jeans does not matter, the greatest effect is obtained when the jeans are faded and even slightly torn, preferably at the knees. This acts to heighten the difference between the quality of the shimmering silk blouse on top and the scruffy jeans on bottom. If the jeans are truly a faded blue, combine them with a pale or feminine pastel-color-based silk blouse for the maximum effect. If your hair is long, try pinning it up in a more sophisticated style to emphasize your shabby-chic look. Round off the outfit with black leather boots or perhaps pointy toed, high-heeled court shoes to create a rock chick meets sophisticated lady look.
If your preference is skirts not pants, create a great combination by teaming a silk blouse with a simple denim skirt. Either tuck the silk blouse into the waistband of the skirt or let it hang down over the top. You can let it create a loose flounce over the skirt or cinch it in with a belt using either the matching or contrasting colors of the silk blouse as your basis. Make sure, for maximum effect, you pick a skirt of knee length or a little shorter. Too short a skirt, however, and you will distract viewers seeing the overall stylishness of the look; too long and you are back to granny fashions.
If you want to create a wonderfully contrasting textural look, combine the softness and fineness of sumptuous silk fabric with harsher canvas or cotton material. The coarser material is the perfect foil. Choose canvas or cotton colors that coordinates perfectly with those found in the silk blouse. Some ideal colors to consider for your pants or skirt are beige, khaki or pale olive green. If it happens to be summertime, add strappy sandals, high-heeled court shoes or comfortable espadrilles to achieve the perfect look.