Autumn is a time for new beginnings: welcoming in brisk weather, calendars full of festive social events, and a new season of fall fashion. And what a better way to usher in the season than with an expedition in one of the latest trends: safari-inspired style. Polished yet practical, these effortlessly cool ensembles are unapologetically chic for a variety of occasions (safari optional!)

In this post we’ll be highlighting three safari-inspired pieces from LILYSILK’s Fall 2022 collection in sand washed silk (plus a fourth best-selling piece we’re loving in silk charmeuse). But before we dive in, let’s cover the basics. What exactly is sand-washed silk? Sand-washing is a process by which silk is treated to give it an even softer texture, similar to suede. We designed our safari-inspired pieces in sand-washed silk for the fabric’s matte finish and beautiful draping, plus its enhanced wrinkle resistance. The result? Silk pieces that you can wear confidently for any urban expedition this season.

  1. The Quintessential Silk Jumpsuit

Starting off with the first piece from our Fall 2022 collection, the Sandwashed Safari Jumpsuit. A refreshed take on the classic crew jacket, this wear-anywhere style is given a modern update in a one-and-done jumpsuit that makes getting dressed a breeze. Details you’ll love? Functional pockets, an elastic waistband, and adjustable cuff buttons that feel tailormade. Wear it for laid-back autumn outings with friends, a stylish work lunch ensemble, or as a put-together piece for your city commute.

2. A Two-in-One Trench Dress

Next, we have the Sandwashed Safari Trench Dress. The perfect transitional piece, this classic trench is an effortlessly chic choice for fall. For warmer days, we envision this trench cinched at the waist with a belt and cuffed at the sleeves. As the weather gets cooler, wear it unbuttoned and layered with your favorite knitwear or button down, trousers and knee-high boots. Business and brunch-approved, the sand-washed suede keeps this safari-inspired look polished and put-together.

3. A Silk Blouse That Makes Styling Simple

It goes without saying that every wardrobe needs a classic silk blouse. An essential for instantly put-together looks for every occasion, our Sandwashed Pocket Silk Shirt takes a cue from classic safari and military-inspired details like functional flap pockets, epaulettes and statement LILYSILK buckle detailing. Featuring a tailored and feminine fit in 100% sand-washed charmeuse silk, this timeless silk shirt pairs perfectly with everything from coats and camisoles to trousers and skirts, which makes styling simple. Multi-functional, you’ll reach for this shirt for a coffee date with friends, easy workwear, a casual weekend excursion, or any occasion calling for effortless style.

4. Cozy and Chic: Silk Charmeuse Pants

Last but not least, we have the Safari Silk Pants. A fall-update to our popular crepe de chine silk pants in a similar style, these safari-inspired pants are crafted from charmeuse silk for an oh-so-soft feel. Military-inspired functional pockets are chic and convenient, with a stretchable waistline and trouser legs for fashion-forward comfort. We envision these pants laid-back when paired with a basic tee or camisole for fall errands, or polished when paired with your favorite knitwear for a look that translates to smart workleisure.

With over 12 years’ expertise in silk making, designing, and manufacturing, it’s our mission to provide natural premium silk products that help you Live Spectacularly. At LILYSILK, we do our part to practice conscious fashion, and keep our collections to a limited production to reduce waste. Plus, as part of our commitment zero-waste we use our remaining fabric to craft accessories you’ll love such as silk eye masks and scrunchies. It’s part of our commitment to create classic, quality pieces that benefit people and the planet.