A simple starting point to anchor any look. Silky and refined, shiny or sheer, a silk shirt is a timeless essential for a classic wardrobe.
Keep the shapes simple and let the fabric be the focus, explore button downs, crewnecks, pussy-bows and mandarin collars. The 1990s- early 2000s are my starting point for minimalist silk shirts in satin or charmeuse, or I look to the 1980s for oversized raw silk shirts, for more delicate and feminine silk shirts, I’ll venture back to the 1920s and 30s.
Brands to look for: Bill Blass, Calvin Klein, Chanel, Celine, Cacharel, Giorgio Armani, Gucci (Tom Ford era), Jil Sander, Louis Feraud, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Yves Saint Laurent
Key Decades: 1980s, 1990s, 1920s & 1930s
Fabrics: 100% Silk. Satin, charmeuse, shantung, organza, raw silk, crepe de chine.
Colors: Start with white/ off white, neutrals and black then venture into colors and prints you’ll love forever.
Style notes: It’s all about the fabric, look for 100% silk and take note of the condition.
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