How to Wear a Silk Shirt (Men's Guide)


Silk shirts come in a variety of different designs and colors which allow you to pair them with a range of different outfits. Silk shirts can be included in formal, business casual, streetwear, or vacation outfits, and can be worn both tucked and untucked. Silk shirts can be paired with items such as black jeans, high waisted suit pants, blazers, suits, yacht shorts, as well as a range of shoe styles. 


This is How to Wear a Silk Shirt (Men's Guide)

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Silk shirts are luxurious, classy, fun, sophisticated, comfortable, and unique, which means that some people may have trouble trying to find adequate clothing to pair with it. 


In this article we share 6 different silk shirt outfit ideas that you can wear everywhere from the boardroom to the beach. 


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How to Wear a Silk Shirt

Silk shirts come in a variety of different designs and colors which allow you to pair them with a range of different outfits. Silk shirts can be included in formal, business casual, streetwear, or vacation outfits, and can be worn both tucked and untucked. 


Below are 6 different outfit ideas that you can wear with a silk shirt


Before going out make sure that you have properly washed your silk shirt as well as removed any wrinkles, so that you can look as polished as possible. If you find any stains, please refer to our step-by-step guide on how to get stains out of a silk shirt


1. Untucked With Black Jeans

Black jeans are extremely versatile and can be worn in conjunction with a broad range of jackets, shirts, and shoes. Wearing your silk shirt untucked with a pair of black jeans and Black Suede Chelsea boots is a casual yet modern, sophisticated, and sharp look. 


This outfit can be worn on a date, to dinner with friends, on a night out, or simply while running errands around town. 


Like blue silk shirts? Check out these 6 stylish outfit ideas to wear with a blue silk shirt.

man wearing a blue silk shirt with black jeans and black chelsea boots

2. Wear With A Suit

Some silk shirts are able to be paired with a suit in order to become a business style outfit. Black silk shirts are the easiest to pair with suits because black dress shirts are simple, sharp, serious, and strong. 


You can also have fun with other solid color silk shirts including blue, dark green, brown, and purple. It is best to stick with solid color silk shirts when creating a formal outfit, as patterned and multicolored silk shirts have more of a casual vibe. 


If you have a black silk shirt and want some inspiration, check out these 6 stylish outfit ideas for black silk shirts

model wearing a black silk shirt and a navy blue suit

3. Match Your Silk Shirt With a Blazer

Wearing a blazer together with a silk shirt is a fun outfit that can be worn in business casual settings, to parties and events, as well as to dinners and dates. Mix and match your blazers, silk shirts, pants, and shoes to create a multitude of different vibes and looks that can take you to all types of different events, occasions, and celebrations.  


If you are looking for other outfit ideas to wear with a black silk shirt, take a look at our Guide on How to Wear a Black Silk Shirt

model wearing a light pink blazer black silk shirt black pants and black shoes

4. Wear With High Waisted Suit Pants

High waisted (high rise) pants and trousers were the standard type of men's pant during the 1920s to 1950s. Although these pants never completely went out of style, they are once again becoming more commonplace in contemporary fashion. One of the best and most fantastic ways to make an outfit around a silk shirt, is by pairing it with some nice high rise pants and some classy shoes. 


High rise pants compliment the shape of your body and have the illusory effect of making your legs seem longer and leaner. Pair this with a tucked silk shirt which helps to compliment the V shape of your back, and you have a deadly combination. If you want to find some great inspiration for this type of look, try taking a peek at the outfits worn by a character named "Pacho" Helmer Herrera on the hit crime series "Narcos." 


High waisted pants come in every different type of colors, so they are easy to pair with almost all types and colors of silk shirts. 

man wearing a turquoise silk shirt and high waisted black pants with black velvet loafers

5. Wear With Shorts

Silk shirts are a great garment to take on vacation. Silk shirts are soft, leisurely, breezy, and come with an air of relaxation, which makes them the perfect type of clothing to wear on an exotic vacation.


Silk shirts have the ability to keep you cool and comfortable in the heat because of silk's breathability, insulation, and moisture wicking properties. Throw on a long or short sleeve silk shirt with a pair of shorts, grab a Pina colada and a beach chair, and then live stylish and carefree in the shade with your feet up.  

model wearing a multicolored Hawaii silk shirt with white shorts and black sandals

6. Pair With White Pants

White pants, in almost any style, are a great item to pair with silk shirts, and can be styled in such a way that the outfit is suitable for a variety of different occasions. 


Silk shirts have a glossy sheen and vibrant color, and bright colored clothing always look nice when paired with bright whites. Try wearing your silk shirt untucked with a pair of white jeans, or tucked in with a pair of high waisted suit pants. Find what works for you, and have fun with this amazing outfit combination. 

model wearing a blue silk shirt with white suit pants and blue velvet loafers

How to Wear a Silk Shirt FAQ

Can I wear silk shirt with jeans?

Black and white jeans are a great item to match with silk shirts. Wearing an untucked silk shirt with a pair of skinny black or white jeans and some loafers, Chelsea boots, or low cut shoes is a great look. Blue jeans are not a great item to pair with silk shirts. 

How do you tuck a silk shirt?

If your silk shirt is bunched up around your belt line, then it is an indication that you shirt is too big. You should be able to raise your hands to the sky while your silk shirt stays tucked in, without having it come untucked from the belt line. 

Why do people wear silk shirts?

Silk shirts are so highly regarded because they are lightweight, breathable, moisture wicking, hypoallergenic, natural, soft, smooth, glossy, elegant, sophisticated, and stylish. Silk shirts have a unique look that is sure to turn heads. 

Do men wear silk shirts?

Silk shirts are a fantastic item for men to wear. Silk shirts are great for your skin, keep your body temperature stable, fashionable, and absorb sweat off of the surface of your skin. Any man wearing a silk shirt is sure to look sharp, modern, stylish, and desirable.