Capsule Wardrobe Checklist: Silk Shirt

Our capsule wardrobe basics checklist series is focused on how to wear and where to buy the most important items you need in your closet.


In each post we discuss one item from our capsule wardrobe essentials list and provide recommendations on where to buy it, what to look for (especially fit, fabrication, and color), and how to care for it. In this post we discuss the silk shirt.

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Relaxed fit silk button down blouse


Women who need a polished but comfortable smart casual essential


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.


We swap in a silk version of a cotton button down anytime we're 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 our partners and friends or a cafe meeting when our work from home outfit just won't do.


We choose our 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 we usually only buy dark colors, try to avoid spills, and always dry-clean.


We’re big fans of Everlane’s silk collection that comes in a variety of style and hues.

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