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We’re styling one of our most popular summer tops two ways… see how to wear the Silk Tank in late summer, and how to switch up your look to take this tank into fall.

The Silk Tank is a Burda crowd favorite. This top is cut from two layers of washed silk, so the twisted straps don’t have a wrong side. It’s loose fit and V neckline make it easy to wear as a shell, on its own, or tucked in.

silk tank late summer styling
Flared Skirt, Skinny Khaki Pants, Silk Tank, Wrap Shorts

Technically, we still have three more weeks of summer. Extend the wear of your summer sewing patterns with neutral linens. Linen fabrics in oatmeal or brown are lightweight in the lingering warm weather, but won’t look out of place when you flip the calender. We like the Flared Skirt with it’s waist-cinching cut, or the Wrap Shorts with their unusual and trendy front panel. You can also wear this tank untucked with a pair of Skinny Khaki Pants. A tank and skinny pants are so versatile… wear with embellished sandals for a few more weeks, then switch to loafers. These combinations make great back-to-school looks!

silk tank fall styling
Marlene Trousers, Buttoned A Line Skirt, One Button Blazer, Silk Tank, Front Pleat Skirt, Pencil Skirt

When October rolls around, style this light silk tank pattern with more structured pieces. It looks good tucked into skirts of all styles. Try the Front Pleat Skirt, a classic Pencil Skirt, or the 40s inspired Buttoned A Line Skirt. We also like a mix-and-match suit with the high waisted Marlene Trousers and One Button Blazer.

For fall, finish your look with a nude gloss, chunky heel, and structured leather bag.

Make the Silk Tank, and you’ll reach for it again and again. See the double-layered construction step by step in this full how to video.

What are your go-to patterns for year round wear? Tell us in the comments!


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    Sep 7, 2014, 05.30 PMby Mokara

    I bought this pattern when it was on sale last week – just for that reason, it is simple and versatile. Can’t wait to buy some silk fabric and make it in a few colors.

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    Sep 4, 2014, 09.09 AMby nrobson

    Pretty top and combos

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    Sep 4, 2014, 02.19 AMby christen reinglas

    Easy and versatile! Christen Reinglas

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