100% Silk | Blogger Edits


Guest post by www.soniastyling.com

There’s something so incredibly luxurious about silk.
It’s soft, cool and wearable. It has an understated sophistication to it. It’s the perfect choice for our Australian lifestyle. And in an exciting fashion development, Katies has created our favourite new looks for summer in 100% silk.

Available in store and online from 10 November 2015, the collection features 100% silk dresses and kaftan tops in exclusive prints, with prices starting from $89.95.

I was lucky enough to get my hot little hands on 3 gorgeous items from the collection {before they even hit the stores, no less!} and they inspired me to put together 3 different looks perfect for upcoming summer occasions.

Look #1: The Casual BBQ Outfit

Has it started? You know what I’m talking about. Have your friends started calling or emailing you, saying you need to arrange a catch up before Christmas? Mine have – and I can’t quite wrap my head around it just yet!

Regardless of the blindingly obvious fact that the year is speeding towards its conclusion, summer means one thing above everything else in Australia: BBQs.
To elevate the stock standard jeans and t-shirt combo that’s a weekend wardrobe favourite of mine, I’m loving this 100% silk kaftan top. Not only does the print create a point of interest, it also creates camouflage. Which means you can help yourself to an extra helping of dessert. Yes please!

To complete the look, rock a pair of cute and comfortable block heels if your get together is dressy casual or alternatively, a pair of sandals in black, neutral or metallic would look equally fabulous.

Look #2: The Christmas Party Outfit

I’ve long said a dress is an instant outfit: pop one on and you’re good to go.
I also believe a woman can never own too many dresses – and you can quote me on that!

November seems to have become the new December when it comes to events. Everyone’s social calendars are bursting at the seams as we try to squeeze in one more Christmas party or dinner or concert. And this is when having a selection of beautiful dresses hanging in your wardrobe will be your saviour. A collection of instant outfits ready to go.

For a Christmas party, my pick is this printed dress. The print adds a pop of colour without being overwhelming and details such as the cutaway neckline with button closure and subtle décolletage cut-out add a touch of femininity.

In order for the dress to be the star of the outfit {as it rightly should be} I have kept jewellery to an absolute minimum and opted for a simple style of neutral heel.

Look #3: The New Year’s Eve Outfit

Have you worked out what you’re doing for New Year’s Eve yet?

This year, I’d like to do something different. My plan is to find a fantastic restaurant or venue that has a delicious menu, great wine list and excellent entertainment. I’m handing over the entire (exhausting) planning of a NYE soiree to someone else and I’m very excited about that!

No matter your plans, this lovely coral number would be the perfect option. It features the same details as its printed counterpart – the cutaway neckline with button closure and subtle décolletage cut-out – and can easily be dressed up or down with a change of shoes and accessories.

The colour is incredibly complementary and works oh-so-well with the metal of the moment – rose gold. I’ve selected a hoop style of earring and layered bracelets to create a stylish arm party everyone will want to be invited to. To finish the look, a neutral block heel means I can dominate the dance floor without my feet cutting the night short.

These items are simply stunning and I just know they’re going to be snapped up in a hurry, so head online or into your local store to get your hands on your very own piece of the Katies 100% silk collection for summer.

Luxurious silk for under $200

Guest post by Andrea Michelle, foxinflats.com.au

Princesses wear silk, right? Well, that’s how it always seemed in fairy tales, especially when there was a handsome single Prince within earshot. They were swathed in the stuff. So since I was a little girl I was gunning to drape myself in the luxurious fabric too.

My very first outfit made from silk was in Year 10. Silk taffeta to be specific. Electric blue silk taffeta with padded shoulders a low drop waist and a huge ruffle. I was hoping to channel Diana Ross in the video clip to ‘Chain Reaction’ but instead, my school formal frock looked more like a big shapeless sack with an awkward rah rah skirt tacked onto the bottom. The dressmaker in our suburb really wasn’t that much chop. Regardless, I felt like a Princess because: silk!

Fast forward a few decades and I still adore wearing silk. Not silk taffeta, but feather soft, luxe, draped pieces that whisper effortless, classic style. Yet quality 100% silk garments are so expensive, it’s not a luxury that can be worn everyday.

Enter Katies – galloping in like a Prince to rescue this fashion conundrum - with a new capsule range of 100% silk dresses and kaftan tops, priced from $89.95 - $129.95.

100% Silk Kaftan Tops

Soft, cool and wearable, a silk kaftan top is a classic addition to any summer wardrobe. Team it with crisp white jeans, or your favourite shorts, for an effortless look.

Katies 100% silk kaftan tops $89.95 available in two prints

100% Silk Dresses

Beautifully draped, Katies silk dresses are buttery soft against the skin – all the better for swishing around in! With a fluid, universally flattering shape, this is the perfect go-anywhere dress for summer. Dress it down with flat sandals or a low wedge, or add heels for a touch of glamour. 

Katies 100% silk dresses from $119.95 (plain) to $129.95 (exclusive prints)

Katies new 100% silk range is available in selected Katies stores nationwide and online now.

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