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10 Silk Skirt Outfits to Add Color to Your Wardrobe

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A silk skirt is a classic piece that's worth its weight in gold in your closet. True silk is certainly an investment, but the price-per-wear can be incredibly low. Silk skirts go with chunky knits, simple tees, oversized blazers, and everything in between. You can wear them at midi or maxi length (and even mini if you're feeling spicy!), and you can play with color and style to suit your aesthetic. One point to note: Any of these skirts would work in satin instead of silk. Silk looks and feels more luxurious, but it's also more expensive. Satin won't be as shiny or lustrous (or perhaps as weighty), but it can also be a nice alternative if you want to try the style.

Still curious about what to do with a silk skirt? Keep scrolling for some outfits to help you get started.

Clean Slate

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A white, cream, or light-colored silk skirt is an absolute classic. This wardrobe staple showcases the delicate sheen of the material and provides subtle contrasts with softer fabrics like cotton, wool, and other knits. It also serves as a blank canvas for an array of accessories, from python prints to sky-high stilettos.

Rich Rust

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On the more colorful side of the spectrum, you can try out tangerine hues and cinnamon colors similar to this tiered handkerchief hemmed skirt look. Pairing such a bold skirt with a similarly colored top is a stylish way to add monochromatic balance to the look.

Beguiling Black

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A black silk skirt is just as timeless as white—probably even more so—and it's wearable with tons of things you probably already have in your wardrobe. If you're going to opt for a single silk skirt in your wardrobe, the effortlessly chic and universally flattering black option has your name written all over it. Dress it up with pumps, or go for a more relaxed look with preppy loafers.



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Investing in higher quality materials with heftier weight and heavier thread count helps the skirt look luxe and adds subtle shine.



Punchy Pink

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Similarly, a heavy silk or satin maxi skirt can be a standout piece that can be styled with a white button-down or matched in a maximalist manner, as seen here paired with prints and jewel tones. Choosing a skirt with a structural column shape instead of draping creates a more substantial silhouette that easily commands attention.

Beautiful Beige

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If you love pencil skirts and are familiar with them as workwear attire, swap out your old cotton or knit skirt for a stylish silk version. Searching for options with a bit more flair? Look for skirts with a hint of black in the lace trim for a bold approach. Tights are the tried and true choice if you want more coverage while still feeling calm and keeping the rest of the outfit grounded and office-ready.

Brilliant Blue

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Baby blue isn't just a color everyone loves, but it's also one people are sometimes intimidated to incorporate into their outfits; like yellow, it's not as hard to pull off as you might think. It's just a few shades different from a denim skirt in a light rinse, so it can be styled in the same way. Think of blue hues as neutrals since they can visually act as a "bridge" between two differing colors (in this case, red in the sweater and black in the shoes).

Radiant Red

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If you're just beginning to experiment with color, radiant red is a solid choice to start with: There are several different hues to complement different skin tones, so you may want to try some different reds on, but once you find a cut and color that works for you, it'll be an eye-catching, romantic piece.

Lovely Lemon

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Getting into the more "adventurous" side of dressing, this textured lemon yellow skirt is an eye-catching statement piece. If you love brightness and texture but aren't sure how to wear it, keep the rest of the outfit simple. Style it exactly how you might with a white or red skirt, and let the colorful silk piece and some fun shoes do the talking.

Related: Think You Can't Wear Yellow? Try These 16 Outfits

Gorgeous Green

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Going green is a great way to stand out, but try matching it with a creamy, chunky sweater to help balance the look. If you're going for a darker palette, light green works exceptionally well with black; no matter what you choose to wear green with rest assured that it'll not be so bright that it makes the colors look jarring next to each other, but it's bright enough to stand out.

Pretty Purple

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What's great about using a silk skirt to experiment with color is that it can be a low-stakes option to style with things you already own. The oversized jacket here covers the waist, so the color only pops out at hip level. The chunky combat boots ground the look and match with the jacket, so the purple isn't dominating the outfit. For any color or print that you love, this is the perfect way to start experimenting with a silk skirt.

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