Men's Zara Striped Sateen Shirt New York City Fashion Menswear Justin Livingston

Sateen Dream

Beautiful silk woven to create the softest, glossiest, hug-you-like-a-cool-cloud fabric… I mean, come on, who doesn’t love satin? If I could, I would wear satin year round. But it’s hot as balls this summer and I’m not a millionaire so my fully-satin wardrobe is a thing of dreams. Instead, I aim for the next best thing on my budget: sateen, a cotton blend meant to mimic satin. And immitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right? (Though I’m fairly sure that’s just something we simpletons say to justify our fast fashion spending habits.)

I snagged this striped sateen shirt from Zara last week and have barely come up for air wearing it nearly everyday. The loose fit and its glossy finish has made this top an immediate staple for me. I teased this look on my Instagram Stories a few days ago and y’all went wild asking me to post this look on my blog so here ya go!

Men's Zara Striped Sateen Shirt New York City Fashion MenswearMen's Zara Striped Sateen Shirt New York City Fashion Menswear
As a BONUS since I always get so many questions on strappy sandals, I decided to round up a few of my favorites around the internet right now – a few are splurges but most are under the $100 mark! Do you have a favorite? Let me know in the comments!

SHOP THIS LOOK: Zara Striped Shirt | Urban Outfitters Khaki Chino | Gucci Belt | H&M Strappy Sandal (similar one from Zara) | Bershka Stacked Necklace

And don’t forget to peek through these other favorite strappy leather sandals…

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Scout Sixteen is a lifestyle blog from Justin Livingston. Justin grew up in Mississippi but relocated to New York City in 2008. On Scout Sixteen, Justin shares his passion in fashion, travel, food and drink, and mental wellness.