Silk Printed Tops to Buy Now and Wear Year Round

Meet the new most versatile item in your wardrobe.

Lady in silk shirt
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Welcome to The Essentials, our weekly series highlighting a must-have classic, key to building a timeless, pulled-together closet.

If you're trying to impress your co-workers in an important Zoom meeting or you're reinvigorating your romantic life via a socially-distanced FaceTime date, a silk printed top is an elegant solution to appear polished, (from the waist up). If you care to change out of stretch pants, the mix-and-match pairing options are virtually endless. A feminine floral button-down can hold its own with a tailored suit, a pair of baggy tomboy jeans, or your floaty vintage maxi skirt. Lightweight enough for dreaded summer heat waves, the versatility of a silk printed top will give even your trusty white button-down some hefty competition. Go for an iconic '70s print, find a sheer version to pair with your arsenal of bralettes, or invest in a designer piece adorned with a signature print. Ahead, we've got 10 options to shop now.

Sara Holzman
Style Director

Sara Holzman is the Style Director for Marie Claire, where she's worked alongside the publication for eight years in various roles, ensuring the brand's fashion content continues to inform, inspire, and shape the conversation about fashion's ever-evolving landscape. With a degree from the Missouri School of Journalism, Sara is responsible for overseeing a diverse fashion content mix, from emerging and legacy designer profiles to reported features on the influence of social media on style and seasonal and micro trends across the world's fashion epicenters in New York, Milan, and Paris. Before joining Marie Claire, Sara held fashion roles at Conde Nast's Lucky Magazine and Self Magazine and was a style and travel contributor to Equinox's Furthermore website. Over her decade of experience in the fashion industry, Sara has helped guide each brand's style point of view, working alongside veteran photographers and stylists to bring editorial and celebrity photo shoots to fruition from start to finish. Sara currently lives in New York City. When she's not penning about fashion or travel, she’s at the farmer’s market, on a run, working to perfect her roasted chicken recipe, or spending time with her husband, dog, and cat. Follow her along at @sarajonewyork