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Raw Textured Silk

Raw Textured Silk - Choose Quality Fabrics

Today I am going to share an essential Style Tip with you which is life-changing in respect of wardrobe curation. But, before I go on, I would like to know… When it comes to clothing, what influences your purchase decisions?

As an advocate of Slow Design, my style decisions are more meaningful and extend beyond colour and trend. I have a discerning eye for fabric quality and immaculate tailoring, but fashion with integrity is most important to me. So naturally, ethics, fabric composition and cuts are decisive factors when it comes to my buying choices.

I support ethical fashion initiatives that encourage slow fashion and slow design. Over the years, I’ve championed the work of many unsung South African Fashion Designers all in celebration of supporting local and those that know me would tell you that I am all about ‘quality over quantity’!

My signature style is always evolving, and although I quite enjoy a palette-cleansing muted tone now and then, I have over the years developed an acute fondness for vibrant hues of rich, raw textured silks.

When you touch silk, its impossible to ever go back to rayon ♡

Style Tip:
It’s time to train your eye! When choosing timeless pieces for your wardrobe, always invest in high-quality fabrics that will see you through seasons. Check your labels for fabric composition before buying. The warmth of cashmere, the lightness of cotton, and the gentleness of silk can become oh-so-addictive!

These fabric choices may seem overpriced at the onset resulting in fewer purchases, but your clothing will serve you for years to come. You want to choose fabrics that feel luxurious on your skin, fabrics that drape well, flatter your body shape and don’t restrict your movement. Natural fibres are more durable and wear better when compared to synthetic blends. But keep in mind that natural silk/cotton blends and wool/cashmere combos are beautiful choices.

As always, I’m here and available if you need some styling advice.

To your elegance and eloquence!

Yours in Style,
XK

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26 Comments

  1. Shelley Wessels
    July 24, 2018 / 8:50 pm

    There’s a afrikaans saying that goes ‘goedkoop is duurkoop’ which basically says trying to save money initially may be more expensive subsequently and I couldnt agree more.

  2. Pascale
    July 5, 2018 / 7:16 pm

    Its Easy to be lured by cheap fashion but we know it doenst last. A pleasant reminder to focus on quality. Thank you.

    • July 13, 2018 / 11:49 am

      Only a pleasure! Thank you for stopping by ♥

  3. NASEEMAH FLOWERS
    July 3, 2018 / 9:27 pm

    And I always need some style advice, I’m not the BEST at knowing what to wear AND what the new fashion is so in definitely going to be getting in contact with you soon for Some tips ❤

    • July 13, 2018 / 11:49 am

      Please be in touch anytime. And thank you so much for stopping by Naseemah ♥

  4. NASEEMAH FLOWERS
    July 3, 2018 / 9:26 pm

    I will definitely keep this advice in mind, thank you so much ❤❤

  5. NASEEMAH FLOWERS
    July 3, 2018 / 9:25 pm

    Very helpful ❤

  6. Miki
    April 2, 2018 / 4:39 pm

    I love the feel of silk. Thanks for sharing! Have a great week!

    Xo,
    Miki

    • April 3, 2018 / 12:42 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Miki. Have a beautiful day x
      ♥ Kisses

  7. Tina
    March 31, 2018 / 7:16 am

    So true, silk always feels amazing! I need more pieces with that fabric!

    Tina
    http://www.justatinabit.com

    • March 31, 2018 / 11:09 am

      Absolutely! Have a beautiful weekend darling x
      ♥ Kisses

    • March 23, 2018 / 5:16 pm

      Darling! So true x
      ♥ Kisses

  8. Gabrielle
    March 23, 2018 / 4:32 pm

    Having a good eye for materials certainly sounds like a great attribute to have! It ensures you’ll always find and favour quality over quantity 🙂

    aglassofice.com x

    • March 23, 2018 / 5:14 pm

      Absolutely! Have a beautiful weekend x
      ♥ Kisses

  9. Ashley
    March 20, 2018 / 5:50 pm

    Quality will last- so true!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    • March 20, 2018 / 6:08 pm

      Always darling!
      ♥ Kisses

  10. monica
    March 20, 2018 / 11:34 am

    wow this is amazing
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: THE TREND: PLUFFY COAT

    • March 20, 2018 / 6:10 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Monica x
      ♥ Kisses

    • March 20, 2018 / 6:10 pm

      Silk has to be one of my ultimate faves Rach x
      ♥ Kisses