We love shorts, sunglasses and, yes, T-shirts as much as the next guy. But, for those in the know one summer garment reigns supreme: the silk shirt. While, for many, the summer outfit is a combination of cotton twill shorts, white sneakers and light linens, for those looking for a way to spruce things up while staying cool, the silk shirt is a summer must. While the mind immediately jumps to camp collars—which, mind you, are a great option—even a long sleeved silk shirt is light and breathable enough for the hottest days, and perfect for chilly summer nights.

Although you may assume silk is expensive—and, let’s be clear, for the most part it absolutely is—there are plenty of options that will not break the bank. Silk the fabric is undoubtedly pricey, however many (in fact most) silk shirts are not entirely made of the material, in fact some contain none of it whatsoever and a cursory glance at the care label will reveal as much rayon, cupro and satin alternatives capture the same effect at a much more approachable price point. Also, this being Grailed, many lightly worn items are available far below retail, meaning the silk shirt of your dreams is suddenly well within your price point.

Of course, if you want to buy the Celine blouse Kanye West famously wore than by all means do so, however for the majority of us, simple silk classics in navy and ivory more than suffice. Below, we put together our favorite silk shirts available right now, so you can look your best all summer long, and keep cool while doing so.

Best Silk Shirts for Spring and Summer
1. Stussy Camp Collar Shirt
2. Haider Ackermann Oversized Silk Shirt
3. Versace Medusa Silk Shirt
4. Our Legacy Sheer Silk Shirt
5. Louis Vuitton x Chapman Brothers Silk Giraffe Shirt
6. Supreme Cane Silk Shirt
7. Gucci Silk Bowling Shirt
8. Yohji Yamamoto Silk Long Shirt
9. Maison Margiela Foxes Printed Silk Shirt
10. Celine Mandarin Collar Silk Blouse
11. Dries Van Noten Patterned Silk Shirt
12. Casablanca Silk Paradise Print Shirt
13. Bode Painted Silk Shirt
14. Hermès Silk Button Up

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