Silky

Spring Trends 2009, Clothes We Love, Silky
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Silky

01 of 07

Why We Love It

Spring Trends 2009, Clothes We Love, Silky
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This kinder, gentler variation on minimalism is an easy way to dress; its quiet palette and airy, unencumbering pieces offer risk-free simplicity in a soft and pretty mood. Better still, the clothes boast the comfort level of pajamas. Step into any one of these choices and it's all about you. How refreshing a change is that?

How to Wear It
There's no need to overaccessorize. Shun pattern for monochrome shapes that graze and offer a sense of movement. A smoky eye is welcome. A colored lip is not.

Photos: left, Donna Karan; right, Dries Van Noten

02 of 07

Nellie Partow

Spring Trends 2009, Clothes We Love, Silky
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Silk charmeuse tank, Nellie Partow, $325; Call 415-252-5997.

03 of 07

Calvin Klein

Spring Trends 2009, Clothes We Love, Silky
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Silk chiffon dress, Calvin Klein, $188; buy online now at dillards.com.

04 of 07

J.Crew

Spring Trends 2009, Clothes We Love, Silky
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Satin, ballet flats, J.Crew, $158; buy online now at jcrew.com.

05 of 07

Candace Ang

Spring Trends 2009, Clothes We Love, Silky
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Swarovski crystals and silk charmeuse on brass chain necklace, Candace Ang, $220; visit candaceang.com.

06 of 07

BR Monogram

Spring Trends 2009, Clothes We Love, Silky
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Silk Top, BR Monogram, $125; buy online now at bananarepublic.com.

07 of 07

Bebe

Spring Trends 2009, Clothes We Love, Silky
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Silk suit, Bebe, $159; visit bebe.com for stores.

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