Master the art of transitional layering for both practical and stylish necessity. Your favourite silk shirt can work all year round – worn both under and over different garments – allowing for the chicest of looks. Here are some of Sophie Cameron Davies’ tips for how to layer a silk shirt:
Keep it simple with the timeless monochrome colour palette. The SCD range of white silk and cotton shirts are a transitional wardrobe essential, never going out of fashion. Pair the Classic Silk Shirt in Ivory with a chunky black cable-knit. Add a tailored blazer to elevate the look from casual to refined.
To create a considered and fluid silhouette, play with contrasting hemlines. If your white cotton shirt has a rounded hemline, opt for a knit with a boxy straight hem, and vice versa. This allows for each element to be showcased within the look and does not create any harsh lines. This can easily be translated to shirt dresses as well; our favourite is the Classic Silk Shirt Dress with a cropped jumper to highlight the waist.
To keep your favourite SCD silk shirt as the showpiece, slip a polo neck underneath: this season’s hottest trend for the chicest of layering. Opt for either white or black, which compliments or contrasts, below your chosen shirt colour. Not only will this keep you warm in the unpredictable weather, it will also showcase your sumptuous silk shirt.
As the days creep nearer to spring, we start to think longingly about a more colourful palette for our wardrobe and ditching our winter tones. The perfect way to introduce colour into your transitional wardrobe is with your knitwear. Pick out some warm spring tones and select in cosy knits to slip over the top of your silk shirts, brightening up any dreary day.