We all have wardrobe staples that we keep on repeat, and for summer, the same should apply to fabrics. A fabric worthy of first place is linen, and I’ll explain why. This fabric has natural moisture and heat-wicking properties, allowing it to draw heat and moisture away from the body to keep you feeling cooler and drier in the hot summer heat, thanks to its loose weave. Made with flax linen is one of the more sustainable natural textiles today. In comparison to cotton, it is made with less water, pesticides, and herbicides. While the benefits of linen keep going, so do the style options for this fabric.
While it is widely known that linen wrinkles easily, it is possible to make linen bottoms, whether it be shorts or pants that work for both casual and business settings. With the right linen blend and silhouette, linen can look chic and dressy.
Years ago, I believed that linen tops were mostly boxy in shape and less than exciting. I was able to debunk that theory, and I’m here to share some very stylish and flattering style options for linen blouses. I’m also happy to report that the linen tops currently trending are fitted and flattering, offering wrap details, puff sleeves, and more, so you can wear them anywhere and at anytime!
Who doesn’t love an all-in-one outfit that is the definition of easy-breezy? Making a linen dress in tandem with the trends for summer will leave you looking effortlessly put together AND comfortable. In the style world, it doesn’t get better than that!
It’s easy to assume linen is a casual fabric, but that is far from the end of the possibilities that linen is capable of. Let’s take a look at some linen options for all summer activities. To achieve a more polished linen look, avoid boxy silhouettes and look for linen blends that include cotton, silk, or other fibers, for a much more flattering drape.
Following the tips and pattern recs from above, it’s easy to achieve a linen look for any scenario you might find yourself in, while looking and feeling dressed for both the occasion and the rising temperature.
Now it’s your turn: How do you care for your linen to keep it looking its best from wear to wear? With all this talk about linen, I’m dying to know.
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