The Luxury of Silk Shirts

The Luxury of Silk Shirts

From Muhammad Aamir

Silk shirts have been around for ages - but they never went out of fashion! From soft feminine tones to bright utility material and bold animal prints, there's a great deal of silk shirts out there right now.

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Silk shirts have been around for ages - but they never went out of fashion! From soft feminine tones to bright utility material and bold animal prints, there's a great deal of silk shirts out there right now. Try an acid washed, distressed style with cool utility trousers and heeled boots, slip in a pretty solid patterned pattern with high-waist jeans and heels, tuck in a basic, vintage-looking pattern into fitted trousers, or jazz things up with a colour-blocked silk shirt.

Toss a silk blouse over a pair of trousers or a silk shirt over a tank top when you don't want to wear a jacket. Tuck your silk shirt into your trousers before wearing it, or tuck it into a fancy neckline tank dress before wearing it to a black tie affair. A silk shirt is the perfect finishing touch to your favourite evening dress. When paired with your trousers, silk blouses will add extra glamour to your look, making your silk shirt an ideal accessory for any occasion.

A silk shirts isn't as hard to care for as some people make it out to be. A gentle hand wash at home works great, especially if you have a lighter fabric like cotton or a silk duvet. If the wash doesn't work, simply toss the shirt in the dryer on a low cycle. A silk shirts can also easily be dried in your laundry machine with a few button holes undone to remove the wrinkles.

If you don't have the time or the inclination to deep clean your silk shirts, try using silk rollers to gently pull the wrinkles out of your clothes. Hang your silk shirts up to dry, and if wrinkles are inevitable, iron them out before putting them away. Remember that it's not a good idea to wring out the silk fabric while it's still hanging up in your wardrobe; wrinkles are harder to remove when they are damp. Silk is a natural fabric so colors won't fade with the sun. You should never dry clean your silk shirts, no matter what manufacturer's guidelines they may suggest. Although you can hand wash your silk shirts, silk fabrics shouldn't be machine washed.

Some brands like Mulberry offer silk shirts made from their own silk flowers. While these brands certainly have luxurious fabrics, silk shirts from other brands like J. Crew are a more affordable luxury alternative to silk shirts. J. Crew offers both silk shirts made from real silk flowers and silk shirts made from pure cashmere. These shirts tend to cost about the same as silk shirts made from real flowers. With the economy's downswing, real cashmere has become more expensive, which makes silk shirts from other brands like J. Crew and Mulberry a more affordable luxury option.

Regardless of whether you choose silk shirts made from real flowers or fake flowers, you will benefit from having a versatile wardrobe. They come in a variety of styles, colors, and materials making it easy to find a style that will work for all ages. No matter what type of garment you want to wear, you will be able to find a silk shirt that will compliment it perfectly. Even if you only have a basic wardrobe, having a couple of versatile silk shirts in different styles will make your wardrobe look neater and more organized than it ever has before.

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