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When it comes to layering, the strategy normally revolves around one thing, and one thing only: staying warm. Once you achieve that goal, you can move on to think about other things: how the different elements of your outfit fit together, what colors you can wear together, and what's missing from the mix to make the whole thing feel cohesive. It turns out there's a single layer you can add that can make anything you're wearing appear more luxe and elegant. It doesn't necessarily have to be expensive, nor does it have to be particularly dressy—but it has the power to transform your look. It comes down to a single fabric: satin.
It's not a new trend, by any means. But since the comeback of lingerie and pajama dressing a few years ago, stylish people across the globe have really embraced satin-look pieces, weaving them into their wardrobes alongside more tailored pieces. And it makes any outfit, whether it's a casual jeans-and-blazer situation for brunch or a tailored suiting moment, look more expensive than it might actually be. Need proof? Here are some satin outfits that'll convince you that, yes, you need some of these key pieces for fall.
Mix and match different fabrics, like a satin top with tweed bottoms, to create some cool visual contrast.
Once you clock out at work, swap your tailored two-piece for a satin-look suit in the evening.
A pair of long satin pants are glorified pajamas—but when you style them with a polished blazer as a top, who can tell?
Throw on a satin maxi dress over a fitted printed top to tone down an all-over pattern.
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