Silk is every fashion enthusiast's favourite breathable fabric. Not only does this luxury textile instantly add an aspirational element to your look, but it also has a few surprising health benefits.

According to Everyday Health, silk pillowcases, bonnets, sheets, underwear, and pyjamas all contribute to better sleep, healthy hair, and irritation-free skin.

So the more silk, the better. Celine Aargaard clearly agrees.

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And so do two of our local and international style muses, who wear silk like they invented it. Even the woman who (accidentally) discovered this textile - according to Chinese legend Empress Hsi Ling Shi, would be very proud of her legacy today if she saw 'Bajan Princess' Rihanna and South African style maven Kefilwe Mabote wearing these threads.


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Kefilwe 'Kefiboo' Mabote

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While Kefiboo wears silk like an Upper East-Sider, RiRi gives it some edgy flare. 

Here's how to be a girl who does both with these five must-have silk/satin items:

The one-piece

Ideal for brunch in 32 degree weather. 

Aimee Song
Katarina Petrovic and Celine Aargaard


Zara, R1 199

The two-piece

Don't sleep on the Pyjama-luxe trend. It makes for great day-to-night dressing.

Kelela in GmbH

The skirt

Guaranteed to be a part of your next Sunday Best ensemble. 

Yasmin Sewell


H&M, R799

The scarf

Probably the most timeless and versatile item you'll ever have in your wardrobe. Tie it around your hair, neck, and handbag.

The robe

Nothing cheekily whispers "adulting" like a silk/satin robe.

Shop this one at Superbalist:

Superbalist, R349

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