Satin Stars + Simple Dreams For Spring

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Hey man, lighten up!  Time to trade in your woolens and flannels for Spring’s silks and satins.  There’s a trick to wearing thin fabric so that it compliments your figure. Dress up in smooth, buttery fabric without showing off every flaw your body could possibly possess.

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Not-So-Sleepy Satin

We are totally fine with girls still rocking the pajama look.  Bed head and satin bedclothes will always be sexy.  Mix a silk blouse with this season’s sleeve details and loose pajama pants.  Warm, cheerful colors, like poppy, salmon, or lavender are this season’s biggest hits.  Always try silky items on and do a gut (and butt) check. If you aren’t loving what you see, try the next size up or pass for something more flattering.

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Wrap Around

Another trick to wearing silky fabrics is to double it up.  Wrap skirts and dresses look gorgeous in satin, since it can bunch up in the right places.  You can also play around with the “drape factor”. Adjust a tie belt or wrap skirt so the fabric drapes perfectly across your middle.  Emphasize your waist with a tucked in blouse in a more casual fabric to keep the look casual.

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Layering

This is definitely a season that requires some handy layering techniques.  Add a satin Asian-inspired jacket over any outfit and it instantly becomes charming.  We love the result of a pajama-style jacket paired with a striped top and a bandana or neck scarf.  That’s three-for-three!  Pretty much appropriate for any occasion we might find ourselves at in the next few months.

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She’s An Animal

Add a little sex-appeal to your standard skirt or dress with animal prints.  Satin skirts dotted with leopard or cheetah prints are popping up all over street style stars.  Additionally, layering with an oversized sweater or a classic trench coat works to cover any bumps or bulges.  Mix prints with solids for a classic win and always feel free to add your favorite pair of tennis shoes to the mix.  Who knew cheetah print could be so casual?

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Blousing From 9 to 5 to 9

Work tops go from day to night in 7 seconds flat with the adjustment of a few buttons.  As we stated above, blouses in silk and satin should fit comfortably with a little room to grow in.  Make sure your sleeves have at least a 2-3 inch space below your armpits.  Your chest should not pull the fabric tight across it. Easy, breezy is the name of the game.  Keep it classy and pay a little extra for the perfect fit.

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Handsome Prints

Finally, big, bold prints and patterns can really blossom on a maxi dress or skirt.  A satin skirt with an eye-catching print looks lovely paired with black or tan sandals.  Ditch the belt on a maxi dress to keep the fabric from clinging.  This makes your figure look longer and leaner and is ultimately more comfortable as well.  Total Bohemian babe!

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Tricky w/ Texture

Not just for lingerie!  Satin is really the perfect fabric for transitional seasons like Spring and Fall.  Think of adding a little texture when wearing silky fabrics.  A shimmery top dresses up casual jeans and loafers, while a cotton sweater makes a satin skirt practical.  Add a dose of luxury to your day – you are worth it!

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