You can’t scroll through an online store without seeing this style. Silk and suede: two of the most tactile materials that, when paired together, give any outfit an air of effortless luxury. Warning, this trend will captivate your senses, so prepare some extra room in your online shopping basket…

It hasn’t taken us till 2016 to discover the power of these two luxe fabrics. On their own, each make quite a statement and have the power to move any look from simple style, to something extra. But putting the two together? Kinda genius.

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In a look that’s made for winter, the silk/suede combo is an alluring one. Yes, it’s tactile, touchable and tonal. But it also adds an alluring air to any outfit and an opulent vibe that’s hard to find with other fabrics. Example: when paired, they enable a textural contrast between a black-on-black look. Put taupe, suede, thigh-high boots with a silk, robe-style wrap dress or printed trench coat and you’ve got an unbeatable combination.

So, how to wear the trend – lets break it down. We’re currently seeing delicate silk shirts with plunging necklines worn oversized, the bigger the better. The fine, draping fabric lends itself to a more relaxed layered style, ideal for the cooler months. Colours? Burnt orange and emerald green is everywhere.

Suede in classic shades will stand the test of time. Think black, tan, midnight blue or pale grey. Use your wardrobe basics – like a white silk shirt with chocolate boots or an A-line pencil skirt – to try the trend. Feeling adventurous? How about a silk bomber jacket in a pastel tone, paired with suede pants or dress. Not for you? Adding something as simple as a silk scarf or a suede bag or belt will soften any outfit and update your look.

Here’s some silk and suede inspo to get you started.

Kendall Jenner

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Balmain Ready-To-Wear AW16/17 via Vogue Australia

Balmain Ready-To-Wear AW16/17 via Vogue Australia

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Words Talia Liolios