What to Wear With a Silk Skirt

Actress Cristina Urgel tucks a tee into her silk skirt at the premiere of

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Silk can be totally chic and luxurious but it can also be a challenge to wear, especially if you're slipping into a silk skirt. The key to making yours look rockin' good is pairing it with tops that best complement its cut and texture.

Ruffled Silk

Silk isn't always thin and flowy. If you want to add some cool texture to your look, try a ruffled silk. Since your ruffles will give your look a bit more shape, pair it with a fitted top. Try a lace tank to keep your look textured or dress it down a bit with a simple tee, tucked into your skirt. Add a pair of basic pumps and you're all set.

High-Waist Silk Skirt

If you've got a high-waist silk skirt, show off its shape by tucking your top into it. If you want to keep the look more consistent, tuck in a flowy silk blouse. Cotton blouses also work; just make sure that if your silk skirt is very thin your top is not a thick and heavy cotton that will overwhelm it. Other delicate fabric tops work, too -- chiffons, for instance.

Silk Maxi

If you've got a maxi skirt -- one that falls at least to your mid-calf -- you can dress it up or dress it down. A long silk skirt is inherently fancy, so if you've got a night out, pair it with a sequined or beaded tank and a pair of strappy sandals. If you want to take your look into day, try a simple fitted tee or tank and ballet flats or gladiator sandals. If it's a little chilly, top your look off with a thin cardigan.

With a Jacket

Pretty much any silk skirt is going to be inherently feminine. Make yours a little edgy and top it off with a leather jacket. This works best with a textured, fuller silk skirt. If that's a little too close to the edge for you, switch it up with a well-tailored blazer. It can take your silk skirt from a night-out look to a super-cute, office-appropriate look.

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