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7 Ways to Add Ikat to Your Wardrobe ...

By Jennifer

For months, I’ve loved the vibrant colors and lush textures of the ikat pattern, and have found so many ways to add it to my décor, but what about my wardrobe? I told everyone who would listen how marvelous it would be to be able to find a dress or jacket or something I could wear with that same intricate ikat pattern. Then, this week, I’ve found some gorgeous ikat pieces I can wear… yes! Here are 7 ways to add ikat to your wardrobe… finally!

1 Ikat Breeze Tee

Ikat Breeze TeePrice: $39.95 at anthropologie.com
Though most ikat patterns include an array of colors, this ultra-soft Lyocell tee is a creamy white with an intricate rusty orange overlay, perfect for wearing with an a-line skirt or with a pair of cargo capris in khaki. I love the tiny chest pocket, the gently twisted neckline, and the longer-than-average length.

2 Semarang Robe

Semarang RobePrice: $29.95 at anthropologie.com
This sleek, soft polyester kimono-inspired robe by Eloise boasts a lovely ikat pattern in red, grey, and pale purple, with black accents and a tie sash. It’s ideal for a lazy morning or afternoon of lounging, alone or with cotton yoga pants.

3 Liquid Rhombus Scarf

Liquid Rhombus ScarfPrice: $48.00 at anthropologie.com
Oh, soft silk! This neutral-hued scarf is long and wide enough to keep you cozy on the coolest days, measuring 41 inches long and 38 inches wide, like a pashmina. The ikat pattern is attractive and bold, ideal for adding a burst of interest to a classic trench coat and jeans.

4 Bordered Bolts Skirt

Bordered Bolts SkirtPrice: $128.00 at anthropologie.com
How gorgeous! This above-the-knee skirt by Lilu is made in a gorgeous ikat pattern of teal, brown, and blue, with hints of white and yellow accents. Pair with opaque tights and patent heels, and stash your lip gloss in one of its front pockets. It’s made of silk, so it’s dry clean only, so be careful of spills.

5 Twirled Odisha Top

Twirled Odisha TopPrice: $48.00 at anthropologie.com
What a pretty way to wear ikat this spring, in delicate hues of pink, brown, and yellow. This long tunic-inspired tank features a loosely twisted scoop neck and arm, and is made of a machine-washable pima cotton and modal blend. Pair with cuffed linen shorts and wedges for a casual spring look.

6 Samarkand Curve Bibi

Samarkand Curve BibiPrice: $318.00 at anthropologie.com
Fascinators are very on-trend this season, and this one is a marvelous way to combine the fad with the ikat pattern. Made of pretty feathers, silk, and cotton by Yestadt Millinery, it would look smashing with a simple LBD, patterned tights, and sleek black heels.

7 Fanciful Feather Clip

Fanciful Feather ClipPrice: $15.00 at anthropologie.com
If you liked the fascinator, above, but thought it might be just a little too much for you, give this pretty clip a go instead! Wear it in your hair or pin it to your lapel for a pop of ikat color and texture, with a layer of tulle netting, ikat-patterned feathers, and a shiny brass emblem in the center.

Now, after seeing these gorgeous goodies, I’m sure you understand my infatuation with ikat! I adore the skirt, and can’t wait to try the fascinator! Which of these ikat-patterned pieces do you like best, and how would you wear them? Please tell!

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