Basics Series: Silk Shirt

 

Back to Basics is a regular series focused on how to wear and where to buy the 50 most important – and perhaps only – items you need in your wardrobe.  I pull pieces from my Capsule Wardrobe – my preferred closet tactic for streamlining your personal style. 
 

 

WHAT

Relaxed fit silk button down blouse. 

WHY

A subtle expression of femininity with a timeless and refined staple that can be just as easily elevated as pared down to suit the occasion. 

WHEN

I swap in a silk version of a cotton button down anytime I'm going out and want to feel just a bit more polished and delicate. It tends to be the default option for a low key night of dinner and drinks with my partner and/or friends or a cafe meeting when my work from home outfit just won't do. 

HOW

I choose my silk shirts in basic colors and tuck them into skinny jeans then pare with cute leather flats or oxfords. Silk tends to invite mishap and can be high-maintenance so I usually only buy dark colors, try to avoid spills, and always dry-clean. 

WHERE

American Vintage Silk Button Down (similar alternatives: Everlane Relaxed Fit Silk or Equipment Essential Silk / Genetic Grey Skinny Jean (similar alternative: JBrand Dusk Mid-Rise Skinny) / Zara White Leather Bluchers (similar alternative: Vince Slip-On Sneaker


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