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.
Baggu Compact Purse in Terracotta
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:
Chino shorts from J Crew
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:
This red Mac lipstick (which inspired Fleabag’s lippy!)
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:
How do you wear your linen shirt? Let us know your styling secrets!
For more on linen clothes for summer go here.