10 Silk Items You Need in Your Life and Why
Once reserved exclusively for the royal class in China, silk has become a coveted luxury fabric across the globe. While there’s no arguing silk’s luxury status, there are some lesser-acknowledged benefits of including silk in your wardrobe (and linen closet). Silk is a natural textile that is biodegradable, requires fewer chemicals in the dying process (thanks to the protein structure of silk thread), is naturally antibacterial, and lasts for decades with proper care. Here are the top 10 silk items you need in your life and why.
Silk robeNothing feels more satisfying than emerging from a hot steamy shower to drape yourself in a buttery soft silk robe. On top of the incredible texture, having silk in direct contact with your skin can help soothe eczema and other mild irritations due to its antibacterial nature and smooth texture.
We’re in love with this bronzey mid length one from Fortnight Lingerie, $345
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Silk hair wrapWith silk being amongst the strongest of the natural fibres, you can twist and pull your post shower tangle of hair as much as you want while securing it snuggly into a smoothing, quick drying silk hair wrap. It's sure to give you smooth locks in a short period of time.
We love Silke London's collection of sophisticated wraps, $87
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Silk lingerieLingerie may be the most iconic of silk items and for good reason. Having silk as the first layer on sensitive areas prevents bacteria, soothes mild irritation and is breathable enough to wear for long periods of time. Oh, it’s also very sexy.
Our pick is from this sleek collection from Julianna Rae, $142
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Silk multi-use scarfWe love the versatility of scarves. A simple square scarf can be used as a hair band, a neck accessory, tied on a bag or even a makeshift sleep mask. Silk makes for an ideal scarf textile for it’s long lasting qualities and reputation for being one of the most durable and long lasting known natural fibres.
We’ve been big fans of Manner Markets toxic free dyed scarves for years. We’re crushing particularly hard on this western inspired moss one, $77
Silk pillow caseAside from feeling amazing on your skin, silk pillow cases can help clear up skin (thanks to its antibacterial properties!) and smooth out frizzy hair and split ends, all while you get a good night's sleep.
Our pick for silk pillow cases are from Slip, with their beautiful range of colours and sizes, $147
Silk hair elastic
Silk classic dressThis one is a variation of our robe recommendation and is essentially a silk robe that's acceptable to attend a dinner party in. For all the same reasons (antibacterial, breathable, long lasting), a silk wrap dress is a staple in any wardrobe.
Our pick for summer soirees is this blush pink number from Reformation, $278
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Silk pajamasLooking to up your game for your next home movie night? Silk pajamas are not only a major step up from your typical mismatched PJs, but can also regulate your body temperature, keeping you cozy during crisper months and cooler during warmer months.
We think this set from Lunya pairs well with a good Harry Potter marathon, $354
Silk bed sheetsSilk bed sheets may sound like an extravagance at first thought, but once you take into account silks natural hypoallergenic qualities and ability to regulate body temperature on top of being durable and long lasting, silk bed sheets seem like a necessary addition to your next linen closet upgrade.
We can’t wait to get our hands on this gorgeous coffee coloured set from Lily Silk, $900
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Silk eye pillowSilk makes for an ideal textile for eye pillows with its antibacterial properties (meaning you don’t have to worry about bacteria getting into sensitive eye areas), buttery texture and low chemical dye content.
We love this classic one from Silke London, $70
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