How One Silk Camisole Became My Most-Worn Wardrobe Essential
Fashion worshipper I may be, but I do love a uniform — very much so. Sure, the pull-out-all-the-stops runway-inspired look might be fun from time to time, but I'm constantly on the hunt for that outfit formula of sorts. It is that unicorn of a composition of separates that can be mixed and matched by color, print, or material, but always works out as a no-brainer sum of its parts, pulling you together in no time at all. While daytime generally calls for a bodysuit, jeans, and cashmere sweater when it comes to my personal wardrobe, a nod to the early aughts has officially given me the gift of a more dressed up though equally effortless counterpart: the silk camisole.
Perhaps once referred to as some form of the "going-out top," I no longer have to be going much of anywhere to find myself reaching for the silky camisole that gives my look just the right amount of oomph without going over the top or looking fussy. With a classic silk camisole, I feel equal parts boudoir-inspired and youthful; sultry and fun; yet also classic and timeless. Whether I'm dressing down the essential with a pair of Levi's 501 cutoffs or tucking it casually into a head-turning skirt for a cocktail party as the sun begins to set; keeping warm with a chunky knit over my shoulders for Winter, or baring as much skin as possible in the thick of a Summer heat wave; the silk camisole rose to the top of my closet's MVP stack from the first time I slipped one over my head.
And now, come Summer, it's your turn. Shop my favorites ahead, and I dare you to find a look that doesn't become better with one of them.