Wearables | The Silk Pants Experiment

posted on: April 14, 2014


I am sometimes an experimental fashionista. There are definitely times I look at the strangest thing in a store, and immediately think of three ways to style it that I think I have a 60% chance of pulling off. Usually these ways involve basic denim and some kind of high heeled boot, but, I’m just saying. There are times I want to take chances. I still somewhat regret not shelling out $60 for a Zara Mens sweatshirt with a screenprint of a Renaissance-style painting on it featuring little cherubs. It was totally outlandish and I still think I could’ve made it work (with the aforementioned denim and boots!)

That’s neither here nor there, and that chance has passed, I think (pauses to check Zara site) – alright, technically¬†the sweatshirt is still online, but I’m just telling myself the chance has passed. The point is, sometimes I want to wear crazy things, and other times (like in this outfit post) I am worried that I will not be able to pull off a reasonably “normal” thing. Sometimes wearing a crazy thing is easier because the piece is already a little outlandish and is making a statement, so you don’t have to worry about people saying “Oh that’s not understated at all.” Nope, no it is not, you are correct – versus when you try to pull together a more less-loud ensemble and it doesn’t achieve the desired neutrality? That’s worse, in my opinion.

So, these Uniqlo pants were an experiment. They are technically silken pajama pants to be worn around the house, but I think with something covering up all the embarrassing bits they can transition quite nicely to the out of doors for brunch or to run errands, or maybe even go out for a drink if you want to get dressed up about it.

Well, what do you think?

top | H&M, unavailable online (similar)
silk pants | Uniqlo “Drape” Pants
shoes | Target, old (similar)
belt | Gap, old (similar)
bag | Zara, old (similar)
earrings | Old Navy, unavailable online (similar)

  • Jillian

    I wouldn’t have even guessed they were pajama pants! I looooooove Uniqlo. I always get my jeans from there. These silk pants look amazing and so comfy too. Honestly, I’d totally be all over it, but silk tends to require dry cleaning, which I’m not a fan of. Oh well!

  • Emily in Chile

    To be honest (only because you asked!), I think that flowy pants look better with a more fitted, shorter top. I love the hair, make-up, accessories and top, but the combo doesn’t work for me. I would wear a plain t-shirt or sweater and either pointy stilettos or those Zara sneakers you got recently, depending on whether you want fancy or casual. And for the record, I kind of dig that crazy art sweater.

    • Madeleine

      Haha I did ask, totally valid! A fitted top would be cute, or even a crop top – unfortch I’m not currently in crop top shape, but it’s good to have goals! Also, yes, pointy would be so super cute…!

      I’m seriously thinking about the art sweater. There are little naked baby angels on it, is that too weird?

  • carlysparkles

    I love your makeup here. you look so fresh faced!

    • Madeleine

      Thank you! I used a charcoal grey Maybelline smudge stick thing and a beige cream shadow stick from Rimmel, etc. All drugstore brands!