is there anything that says “summer” more than linen? it’s one of my favorite fabrics, and i wear it liberally during the hot months here in Athens. linen is cool and fresh, and it comes in just about any way you could want to wear it: shirts, pants, dresses, shorts, and the like. i’ve rounded up some of my favorite looks to show you exactly why i love to wear linen.
there’s a little hatitude today. and a whole lot of linen clothes for spring. as a matter of fact, linen is the perfect fabric all summer long. the fibers are quite strong. it’s more absorbent and dries faster than cotton. plus, linen will keep you cool and fresh in spite of those hot and humid temps. i am loving this white duster which is the perfect third layer. it’s lightweight with an open front and has a longer length. i chose a drop shoulder white linen tee to tuck underneath. it looks fantastic with wide-leg blue and white stripe linen pants. but this baby will get lot’s of wear this summer. white goes with everything. what i particularly liked about this tee is the looser fit without looking sloppy.
today’s ootd is from one of my all-time favorite designers. if you’ve been following the blog for any length of time, you just might know who it is. yep. good old Ralph Lauren is a go-to brand of mine. his classic style aesthetic makes my heart go pitter patter. when i spied this striped linen shirt and coordinating shorts, i knew it would make a great summer outfit. but since they’re separates i can mix and match each item to my heart’s content. there’s nothing better than hard-working items hanging in your closet.
nothing screams summer like linen. it’s a fabric both soft and forgiving, if not a bit wrinkly. but if you can look past that imperfection it is perfection. especially if you’re trying to beat the heat. a simple sheath dress is also a go-to item for me when summertime rolls around. in my opinion, tall or short, lean or round, a sheath dress will serve you well, and take you many places during the workweek or preserved for casual weekend wear. add heels, pair it with ballet flats, or don sandals. the choices are unlimited. vibrant summer colors keep the look fresh and clean.