Photos: Patricia Prieto

Location: Zürich, Switzerland

Outfit: Navy Blue Coat (H&M) | Navy Blue Sweater (GU) | Navy Blue Parka (Perry Ellis) | Silk Joggers (Japan) | White Sneakers (Skechers)

Whenever I think of Europe, I think of the rich culture, the beautiful architecture, the charming cafés along the street, the sleek and well-dressed Europeans. In short, they’re the embodiment of anything classy—and whenever I pack for a trip like this, I make sure that all the outfits I’m going to wear are sophisticated and timeless. In my recent trip to Switzerland, I decided to go for something completely different and styled this look with a little sporty/athletic touch (okay, maybe not a little). I got this pair of really cool silk pants from Japan and I thought it would be perfect to wear for my Switzerland trip! I love experimenting with my style whenever I’m out of the country. Maybe it’s because of the cold weather and I get to layer clothes? Or the fact that no one knows me there (lol)—plus I love how Europeans mind their own thing. Haha! Of course, I still stayed in my comfort zone by sticking to navy blue pieces.
Now, back to the topic. If you want to pull off wearing silk pants, I suggest you go for a monochromatic look. Pick a color palette and work around with that color. Black is a good choice but try something different like navy blue, burgundy, olive green or grey. Make sure you wear a variety of different fabrics to make the look more interesting. For example, go for a knitted pullover, a heavy coat, a linen hoodie, then pair it with your silk trousers/joggers. It creates an interesting visual contrast and makes the look more dynamic. If silk pants are way out of your comfort zone, maybe start with a silk button down (Zara Man has a lot right now) first. Pair it with a denim jacket or a bomber—that way not a lot of the silk fabric is seen in your outfit. Start with that and then work your way up. What do you guys think of this look? Let me know in the comments section below!


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