why i love to wear linen

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. 

linen shirt & pants 

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.

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linen pants low | linen pants medium | linen pants high

perfect linen shirt | linen popover | linen balloon sleeve top

linen shirt & shorts

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.

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lightweight linen shirt and shorts

linen chambray belted short | linen high-rise short |line drawstring shorts

lightweight linen shirt and shorts

linen split neck shell | linen popover | linen rolled-cuff tee

lightweight linen shirt and shorts

lightweight linen shirt and shorts

lightweight linen shirt and shorts

lightweight linen shirt and shorts

linen dress

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.

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linen and lavender

linen sheath dress | linen sheath dress 2 | linen flare dress | linen resume dress

linen and lavender

linen sheath dress | linen sheath dress 2 | linen flare dress | linen resume dress

linen and lavender

nine-to-five

linen and lavender

linen and lavender

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8 Comments

  1. Mary wrote:

    Must be an older post? BEAUTIFUL clothes. Love love love ur hair SHORT. You look younger.

    Posted 6.21.20 Reply
  2. Julie Mycock wrote:

    Hi Beth, I love linen too, it is nice to wear. As anyone ever told you how great you look in a hat, very sophisticated. Enjoy the rest of your weekend xoxo Julie from England

    Posted 6.21.20 Reply
  3. Kathy Ludgate wrote:

    I also like linen tops and dresses. Not fond of the wrinkles in pants, so I don’t have those. I find that a print minimizes the appearance of wrinkles. I have a print linen shift from JJill that I have worn every summer for the past five years. People still ask where I found it.

    Posted 6.21.20 Reply
  4. Cindi Bennett wrote:

    Linen wrinkles like crazy, especially in heat. See your LAVENDER sheath. Love the fabric, hate that it wrinkles. 🙂

    Posted 6.21.20 Reply
  5. Tina wrote:

    Beth,
    LOVE the blue linen pants and purple dress! Your hair also looks fabulous. Did you get it cut? Perhaps changed the color? You look great!
    I haven’t been to the salon since Covid began and man I really need to get go!

    Posted 6.21.20 Reply
  6. Puji Rahayu wrote:

    I love your style

    Posted 6.22.20 Reply
  7. Sharon wrote:

    I also love linen in the summer. Does it wrinkle easily, yes! But, is it cool and airy, yes! Love your pants outfit, and the shoulder bag accessorizing the dress outfit. Happy Summer, stay cool!

    Posted 6.22.20 Reply
  8. Ely wrote:

    they are beatiful

    Posted 6.22.20 Reply
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