Picking the right gear to help you beat the heat can be tricky. The summer sun can be unforgiving — quite literally limiting options in our rotation. Thankfully the Highsnobiety Summer Style Guide is here to help you keep cool during the warmest months of the year. From the latest trends to season staples, you'll find lightweight pieces that still result in heavyweight looks.

Silk has been a cornerstone of summer wardrobes for decades thanks to its breathability, lightweight quality, and reflective luster. The shiny texture levels up any outfit, meaning you can wear it with shorts, denim, or even track pants for an easy go-to summer style.

With the warm weather season finally here, we've perused the web for the best silk shirts available to buy right now. In our curation below, you'll find everything from luxury fashion house designs, to more affordable classics, with vibrant options from the likes of Casablanca and Saint Laurent, long-sleeve iterations by Lemaire, and even a see-through number from Rick Owens. Dive in.

Take a look at the best men's silk shirts below

Winnie New York Silk Pajama Shirt

Silk Pajama Shirt

Silk Pajama Shirt

$320

Winnie New York

Buy at Highsnobiety

We've said it before, but cool and comfort are your two top priorities during the summer months. If you are worried that your loungewear is getting a little played out, a light, breathable silk Pajama shirt is a fantastic way of elevating your comfort.

Rick Owens Slim Fit Silk-Chiffon Shirt

Slim Fit Silk-Chiffon Shirt

Slim Fit Silk-Chiffon Shirt

$1200

Rick Owens

Buy at Mr Porter

When people think of silk shirts, they tend to think of brightly colored tops fit for warm evenings in Casablanca. Here, Rick Owens has blessed us with something more minimal for those of us who like to keep things simple during the hotter months.

Casablanca Short-Sleeved Silk Shirt

Short-Sleeved Silk Shirt

Short-Sleeved Silk Shirt

$569

Casablanca

Buy at Farfetch

Now, if you are trying to party it up in Morocco, the brand Casablanca knows how to create a statement shirt with the label's signature painterly prints.

Dries Van Noten Silk Back Graphic Shirt

Silk Back Graphic Shirt

$870

Dries Van Noten

Buy at ssense

Business in the front. Party on the back. Dries is an easy pick for those of you who need a versatile silk shirt throughout the summer.

Saint Laurent Printed Silk Shirt

Printed Silk Shirt

Printed Silk Shirt

$1390

Saint Laurent

Buy at mytheresa

Throw this over a mesh tank top, and you will have one of the best vacation fits at the resort.

73 London Graphic-Stripe Shirt

Graphic-Stripe Shirt

Graphic-Stripe Shirt

$376

73 London

Buy at Matchesfashion

Here we have a 73 London silk shirt that will serve you well in a more business casual event. The print is timeless and can easily slip into your rotation.

Dries Van Noten Silk Satin Shirt

Silk Satin Shirt

Silk Satin Shirt

$655

Dries Van Noten

Buy at ssense

Do you know what my two favorite things are during the summertime? Satin sheets and satin shirts. They feel amazing the body even on the hottest of days and ooze 70s sexines.

Peter Do Silk Shirt

Silk Shirt

Silk Shirt

$1350

Peter Do

Buy at ssense

Yes, if you took one of the characters from Bridgerton and turned them into a millennial, this is what I would expect them to wear to a rooftop party. In short, if you are looking for a statement shirt this summer, we think we have found one.

BY WALID Jon Tie-Dye Print Silk Short Sleeved Shirt

Jon Tie-Dye Print Silk Short-Sleeved Shirt

Jon Tie-Dye Print Silk Short-Sleeved Shirt

$405

BY WALID

Buy at Matchesfashion

Tie-dye still has a place in the meta this summer, especially on your silk shirt. By WALID has made a fantastic argument for the look.

Yohji Yamamoto Photographic Print Silk Shirt

Photographic Print Silk Shirt

Photographic Print Silk Shirt

$2074

Yohji Yamamoto

Buy at Farfetch

Dark, dreary, and slightly avant-garde? Fans of Yohji have an easy pick for the summer.

Nipoaloha Shellfish-Print Crane-Jacquard Silk-Twill Shirt

Shellfish-Print Crane-Jacquard Silk-Twill Shirt

Shellfish-Print Crane-Jacquard Silk-Twill Shirt

$474

Nipoaloha

Buy at Matchesfashion

Pro-tip: You need one vacation shirt that kind of looks like what your dad might have worn with his buddies down to Miami in the 80s. That campiness is crucial when picking out a staple vacation shirt.

AMIRI Rum Logo-Print Bowling Shirt

Rum Logo Print Bowling Shirt

Rum Logo Print Bowling Shirt

$890

AMIRI

Buy at Farfetch

This looks like a silk shirt my grandpa had back in Cuba a few decades ago, and that's why I love it. The print is nostalgic and timeless - definitely a product of BODE's influence.

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