The Silk Shirt

When I am struggling to pull together an outfit for an occasion I will always turn to a shirt – day or evening – paired with a skirt or trousers, flats or heels. A shirt can be as masculine as it is feminine. This is not a blouse. It is a sharp tailored shirt. You can wear it open and showing a flash of underwear or buttoned up to your neck. It’s elegant yet androgynous.

And for the ultimate in luxury – I will pull a silk shirt.

Sexy without trying it glides across your chest as you move and looks as beautiful in sunlight as it does the dim lights of a bar.

It can be an expensive luxury though with prices starting at around £200.

Enter the satin shirt – the cheaper alternative. It won’t look as luxurious granted but perhaps if you wear it enough it could warrant a splurge on a silk version? Plus when prices start around £10 you won’t worry too much when you spill your drink down it in the aforementioned dim lights of a bar.

Styling Tips

  1. Wear as a masculine piece. Don’t be afraid of oversized – just ensure you tuck it in.
  2. Look to style icons like Caroline de Maigret and her Parisian chic styling. Keep it modern and simple.
  3. Buy the best you can afford (once you know you will wear it) and make sure the fit flatters your chest size.
  4. Roll up the sleeves for casual chic.
  5. Pair with ripped denim to play with your opposites.
  6. Wear makeup simple and hair rough-dried. The perfectly polished look is best left for cotton.
Shop my edit below – from 100% silk to my pick of bargain satin buys.

 




 

 

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  1. Caroline Lynas
    19th March 2017 / 1:13 pm

    Lovely pics and tips , H&M premium have some really lovely silk shirts that are reasonably priced ☺️

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