I am not afraid to admit that silk terrifies me. It’s less scary to admit to things than to wear silk, in my experience. Silk wrinkles when you touch it, shows every speck of liquid it comes into contact with, and it’s expensive, so I hate messing with it. But this pajama-looking top was on sale after calling my name for months, and since it’s my birthday week I couldn’t resist the lure of it’s feather-light perfect color and fit. That’s the thing. Silk is like a mean but cute boyfriend. You know it’s not that great for you, but you still want it.
ANYWAY, this top went home with me and I wore it immediately. Everything was going great until I realized I had to drive 40 minutes to a client’s house. I basically sat stick-straight the entire time to prevent the shirt from wrinkling in the back. Then, on the way back, in the hot car, I had to lift my shirt halfway up in the front so it didn’t touch my sweaty tummy. Not low-maintenance, this shirt. However, the loose fit and the lightness made it so I didn’t really get that hot, and the wide armholes prevented any major sweat-embarrassment. My verdict: try out a silk top in a print or a dark color to hide the wrinkles and sweat-potential, and you’ll feel utterly comfortable all summer long!
May 23, 2012