Silk is always a great fabric, but in spring and summer months silk isn’t as breathable and can often be too hot and you certainly don’t want to sweat it up in your favorite silk top. If you are looking for a pretty silk top for spring and summer months consider finding a great top that includes silk elements as a compromise to that all silk alternative.
A great example of the mixed fabric top which includes silk is the Ocelot Print silk and cotton top by Splendid. This top features a boatneck line, short sleeves and an empire waist that leads to a contrasting loose Ocelot pattern on silk with elements of olive green and lipstick red. This top is easy to wear and is also machine washable which is always a plus when you’re dealing with silks. It is certainly a distinctive and feminine top that is sure to become a statement piece in your spring / summer wardrobe.
Another demonstration of great blends of fabrics including silks is the Modal Jersey Short Sleeve Top featuring silk fabric for contrast around the neckline. A great example of casual meets upscale, this top is comfortable and the modal jersey fabric is ultra luxurious. This top also includes a fitted waistband at the base of the top and a great pleating from the center of the neckline.
Splendid has made several tops with silk accents such as the Modal Jersey with Silk Cotton Voile short sleeve scoop neck top with buttons. This top features an adorable puff sleeve that is gathered down the side of the sleeve. The top of course has other details like buttons in the center of the top and the silk cotton voile around the neckline. We also love the bright colors in light pink or blurple which is a combination color of blue and purple.
Finally, a discussion about great combination silk tops would be incomplete without discussing almost all of the AlixK line. Designer AlixK uses a great blended fabric which is a combination of cotton and silk blended into the entire weave of the fabric. Their signature hallmark is adding great embellishments such as embroidery to their wonderful pieces. My favorite piece for spring or summer is the AlixK Cappy short sleeve turtleneck top. Their turtlenecks are sewn gathered so they don’t flop around or require constant adjustment like so many turtlenecks do. This top works great year round as it looks great under a blazer or standalone in warmer weather.
As you can see, the silk is a great accent and a great way to add a bit of extra detail to your favorite spring and summer tops. Best of all, each of these pieces is machine washable so you don’t live in fear the entire time you are wearing your silk top. These great options are of course the tip of the iceburg when it comes to combination silk tops or finding great silk accents. Of course, we hope that you will agree that wearing 100% silk tops is totally overrated and the variety of textures and fabrics add to the depth and distinction of these great tops.