LilySilk shirt review (and styling inspirations)

midlife woman in work outfit

A black silk shirt is a basic for every posh chic woman

I always have liked silk tops for their soft flow and elegance. Thus, when LilySilk offered me to review one of their silk clothing collection I just had to go for it. I was pretty excited about the many different items their have made of 100% Mulberry silk.

style blogger Nicole of High Latitude Style in posh chic Lily Silk shirt with pockets
Silk shirt with breast pockets c/o LilySilk with own pearl necklace, and silk neckerchief

LilySilk ‘s collection encompasses ageless wardrobe fundamentals to invest in

What caught my eye was that they had entire work outfits totally made of silk which are inspiring. Since their entire collection can be easily matched you can come up with an entire silk outfit also on your own like the skirt and shirt look I reviewed from their collection. For today’s review, I picked a black silk shirt because it is a real investment piece, eternal classic, elegant, and so versatile. I like that it can also worn untucked because of the chic cut of the tails. A pure Must-have basic every woman should own.

midlife style blogger in office outfit with silk blouse
Side view of work outfit with G-III suede skirt, silk printed scarf worn as belt, GNW tight, Manolo Blanik booties, Longchamp bag, pearl necklace (all own) and mulberry silk shirt with breast flap pockets c/o LilySilk to show the nicely curved tails

A neatly boxed silk shirt is a perfect gift for female family members

When the package arrived and I had taken off the UPS bag, I immediately thought “Wow, this protection box makes this shirt a perfect gift for Christmas as one can easily wrap it.” Every woman likes a silk shirt in a classic neutral color. You can’t go wrong with a wardrobe basic (when you know the right size). When I opened the box I found the shirt neatly folded in protective paper. So high end! Pure luxury! It felt so special! <3

mature woman in posh chic business casual work outfit with button-down shirt and glencheck wool trousers
Pendleton glencheck high waist wide leg wool pants, Longchamp satchel, Kieselstein Cord belt and buckle, Moda International cardigan, pearl necklace (all own) and black box pleat button-down shirt c/o LilySilk

A classic basic for all kind of dressing situations

I wanted a basic classic item that works for multiple purposes in life. First, such an item helps to keep my closet under control (and saves money). Who likes buying a top each for four different life dressing situations that don’t go with anything else? Not to mention all the real estate in the closet that these items would take up? This classic shirt from LilySilk’s women collection permits so many outfits with the pieces I already own for various dressing situations in midlife. It works for work meetings in summertime, going out, and the weekend, even dancing. It is also a perfect piece for light traveling when going to a science conference. A must-have for all professional women and a perfect piece for all women who prefer slow fashion brands.

woman in box pleated shirt and shorts
Funky print tight (gift from a girl friend), Oliveo leather shorts (own), Musse & Cloud booties c/o Coolway, and box pleated shirt c/o LilySilk
#maturestyle woman in going out look with silk top
Front view of going out look with Oliveo leather shorts, statement belt (all own), Musse & Cloud booties c/o Coolway, and box pleated shirt c/o Lilysilk

I styled this silk top for going out with funky printed tights, booties, and leather shorts (photo above). On Casual Friday, I wore it with a white blazer and boyfriend jeans, a statement belt and floral pumps for a hint of color. Here it makes for a great, posh business casual look (photo below). Worn untucked or with jeans the blouse is perfect for the weekend, but also looks great when styled with a chic suede skirt and scarf for the office (see photo above in this post).

fashion blogger wearing business casual with a Lilysilk blouse, boyfriend jeans and a white blazer
Anne Klein blazer, London Jeans boyfriends, Modalu Pippa bag, neckerchiefs, statement belt, pearl necklace, Madonna True or Dare floral pumps (all own) and black silk blouse c/o Lilysilk
midlife woman in weekend outfit with pumps and Lilysilk top
Posh chic weekend look with London Jeans boyfriends, Modalu Pippa bag, pink neckerchiefs, statement belt, pearl necklace, Madonna True or Dare floral pumps (all own) and black silk blouse c/o Lilysilk

Fitting and cut for an investment basic

I ordered a size XS (they have all sizes to XXL, and offer customization for an additional $30) and the blouse fits perfect at my shoulders. I like that the breast pockets are above my nipples and that the second button is in the right position. I wear a 34 AA (75 AA) bra size. Thus, when you are full breasted check the size chart so you get the right fit for your girls. The cut is classic and the craftsmanship shows love for details. The price of the blouse is lower than I would expect for a piece of this quality. When I had seen this sample in a store, I would have bought it also at full price ($166.65) as it is an investment wardrobe must-have that I will wear for years. Currently, it is on sale for $69.99 – a high quality basic for a real bargain. I definitively also would recommend this product to my BFF. You can buy this LilySilk shirt online in kale green, black and white.

mature woman in office outfit with silk blouse and pearls
G-III straight skirt, floral print scarf styled as belt, GNW tight, Manolo Blanik booties, Kate Moss for Longchamp bag, triple strands pearl necklace (all own) and black blouse c/o Lilysilk

In summary, the Lilysilk mulberry shirt is a versatile wardrobe basic worth the investment in your style.

How do you like this shirt and its versatility for different dressing situation?

P.S.: There is a $5 off LilySilk coupon code highlatitudestyle on the base of the $69.99 discounted price, exclusive for my readers.

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Photos: G. Kramm

Disclosure: The shirt is a sample from Lilysilk. The post is not endorsed by them. I entirely wrote it myself and it represents my own 100% honest opinion.

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