Important Style Memo: Is Silk the New Velvet?

All signs pointed to velvet as the fabric of the season. Were we misled?

We gave some serious thought to the subject, and decided that velvet seemed like of the strongest trends this year. From blazers to shoes to dresses, women everywhere rocking velvet again, giving the once-"tacky" fabric a well-deserved moment in the sun.

But silk, velvet's under-appreciated baby sister, is making a name for herself. She's determined to make us understand that no, she is not to be reserved for sleepwear alone—she should be worn publicly and proudly.

In fact, you can even wear your silk sleepwear outside, if you so choose.

Ainsley Jumpsuit by Reformation, $218

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But silk wants you to know that she's a party girl, too. You can dress her up with a great pair of heels and a sleek hairdo, and be ready to take on any and all holiday parties.

Jordan dress by Reformation, $218

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She also makes for ultra fine outerwear.

Satin Embroidered Bomber Jacket by Miss Selfridge, $147

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And accessories, of course.

Silk scarf by Ted Baker, $121

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Silk is proving herself to be an incredibly versatile and on-trend fabric. But the way we see it, there's room in this town for both velvet and silk.

In a world where we are constantly being pitted against each other, there doesn't have to be any reason to compete on this one. We're happy to welcome both velvet and silk into our wardrobe with equally open arms, and make ourselves the coziest and most luxurious beings ever.