How We’re Styling These $35 Satin Tanks

Our entire office bought one (or several) on the spot.
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When our buyer, Lisa, came back from a trade show with samples of these silky, gorgeous camis, we all audibly gasped. The colors were so rich and luxurious, with high-quality fabrics and flattering cuts, that we wanted them even before we learned the price. And here's the best part: They're $35 a piece. It didn't take long before our entire office purchased one (or several) for our own closets. Read on for the ways we're styling our favorite satin camis this season:

Grade + Gather Camisole, Gold Hoops, Elizabeth and James Blazer (similar here), AGOLDE Denim, Gianvito Rossi Heels (similar here)

Grade + Gather Camisole, Gold Hoops, Elizabeth and James Blazer (similar here), AGOLDE Denim, Gianvito Rossi Heels (similar here)

I usually don't wear silk camisoles because they're pretty revealing on someone with a large bust. But what I love about this one is that it offers the same slinky vibe, but its relatively high neckline makes it much more wearable. I paired mine with my favorite vintage-inspired jeans, gold hoops, and heels, something I'd wear out on a date with G, but still work-appropriate when worn with a tailored blazer.


A few years ago, Emily interviewed her friend and celebrity stylist Anita Patrickson for her layering tips and a line stuck in my head that I haven't been able to shake. Anita (who, for the record, is one of those people who's so effortlessly stylish, cool, and kind-hearted you want to be them) recommended building your outfit from thin to thick pieces, starting with a satin or silk camisole. "By the time you're at drinks with your girlfriends," she said, "you're in your cute little cami with all these things laying around you like clouds." The same day I read that quote, I went out and bought my first camisole. I wanted to be that chic woman sitting at a restaurant with girlfriends; my winter layers surrounding me, not like I'd peeled them off hot and sweaty, but like they were floating clouds. In the summer camisoles remain my go-to as a base layer that offers minimal coverage, but still looks chic and professional. Paired with high-waisted denim and heels (these are from our spring collection!), I don't have to wear anything else to feel completely pulled-together and, dare I say it?, Anita-worthy.


Confession: I am not typically a camisole girl. I've acquired three since I was a teenager that remain in my closet, but they tend to go unworn (mainly because I associated them with going out in college). Simplicity is key for me when I get dressed, since I need my  outfit to transition from the office to a dinner date or an after-work event. While this champagne color was initially a challenge for me (I like to stick to black and white), I wound up loving it paired with wide leg white denim, a strappy black heeled sandal, and some gold hair barrettes (that I found on my recent trip to London). This was a fun experiment and reminded me that a silk cami is so versatile, and I'm already plotting ways to incorporate it into my life.


Satin camisoles are a serious staple in my wardrobe. Between my high-waisted circle skirts and long-line midis, a camisole is the perfect complement to my feminine, classic style. I'm petite (5'2") with curves so I look for pieces that nip in at the waist and lengthen everywhere else. Paired with my favorite crop jacket, this camisole and skirt can easily transition from the office to after-work plans. It feels feminine, while being on-trend, and is incredibly comfortable. I left my green faux croc bag at home, but I'd grab that and some cat-eye sunglasses for the perfect chill, summer look.  

Grade + Gather Camisole, Scotch and Soda Blazer, Levi's Denim, GAP Sandals

Grade + Gather Camisole, Scotch and Soda Blazer, Levi's Denim, GAP Sandals

I'm a firm believer that a silk cami is a wardrobe staple. I practically live in high-waisted jeans, so my closet is filled with silk camisoles I can easily tuck-in as a way to dress up denim for the office. I paired this cami with Levi's Ribcage jeans , a great pair of strappy sandals I got at a GAP sale, and a Scotch and Soda Blazer, for a day at the office then drinks with girlfriends! 

Grade + Gather Camisole, AGOLDE Jeans, Cupcakes and Cashmere Shoes (coming soon!)

Grade + Gather Camisole, AGOLDE Jeans, Cupcakes and Cashmere Shoes (coming soon!)

I'm a big silk cami guy: black, navy, ivory, pink, red, navy confetti explosion; I have them ALL. You guys probably know your Midwest girl wears them with jeans (guilty) and if I'm cold, I'll throw on a leather jacket. These jeans (the AGOLDE Jamie) are as magical as Emily says they are, and I'm bubbling over with excitement for these new shoes(!!!), which are part of the cupcakes and cashmere summer '19 collection. The samples are my size, so I'm notorious for "borrowing" them pretty often. Sorry, not sorry. These skinny strap, mid-height heels are exactly what I've been looking for all year... but more on that later!

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