How to Style Your Linen Shirts for Summer

We’ve written before about the benefits of linen in spring and summer. If you’re a regular reader you’ll already know that linen can help regulate your body temperature and will wick away moisture from your skin. Which means in the warmer months you can stay feeling comfortable and confident. Linen is great for travel too, as it’s lightweight and there’s no need to iron if you love its natural, charming crinkles. It washes brilliantly and gets softer with each use. Making it the perfect addition to your summer capsule wardrobe.

If you’re new to the magic of linen clothing, a great place to start is with a linen shirt. You can pair this with jeans and sneakers for a casual day or dress it up with a pencil skirt and a jacket for work. We love to play with different looks by rolling up the sleeves, lifting the collar and wearing under jumpsuits and sweaters on chillier days. A linen shirt is endlessly versatile, keeping you not just feeling, but looking, fresh and ready for the day’s adventure.

Here’s an edit of our favourite linen shirts, along with some styling ideas for your outfit-of-the-day inspiration.

1.Style a cute light-blue linen shirt with some ’70s-inspired wide leg trousers and a neat purse for a casual al fresco lunch with friends:

linen shirt summer

Yellow Peep-toe Clogs by Lotta From Stockholm

Baggu Compact Purse in Terracotta

Everyone Wide Leg Cropped trousers

2.A soft blush-pink linen shirt looks fabulous for a vacation wardrobe staple. Team with flattering tan shorts, a floppy hat and linen tote bag:

linen clothes spring summer

Chino shorts from J Crew

Toast Wide-brimmed sunhat 

LinenMe linen tote bag

3.This pretty grey linen shirt for a date night outfit with a chic midi skirt and a swipe of classic lipstick:

how to wear linen summer

This red Mac lipstick (which inspired Fleabag’s lippy!)

Monki Lion print midi skirt

Everlane Day Heel in red

4.Blue linen shirt for a summer’ day at work. Wear with a carefully-tailored blazer to mix up textures and lines, plus a pair of sharp trousers:

linen shirt workwear summer

Black organic cotton trousers from People Tree

Blazer with turned up sleeves by Zara

Topshop tan heels

How do you wear your linen shirt? Let us know your styling secrets!

For more on linen clothes for summer go here.

 

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