5 Linen Outfits To Live In This Summer
Effortless, breathable and lightweight, there is no fabric that exudes a summer sensibility quite like linen. As well as bringing a homespun appeal, the textile makes a timeless addition to your wardrobe, softening over time to age beautifully.
As a natural fibre, linen is continually renewable so the fibre source can be replenished and harvested again and again, and as we strive to be more conscious as a brand, we’re partnering with the European Confederation of Flax and Hemp | CELC for the I Love Linen campaign to champion the eco-credentials of this fibre.
This season, enjoy lightweight linen in new guises – see an invigorating shirt and short co-ord, as well as nonchalantly cool dresses and jumpsuits. We’ve handpicked five of our most-desired linen staples for a distinctly modern spin on summer’s favoured fabric.
“Linen is the epitome of sustainable textiles. Not only for its low-impact production methods but also because linen items can be handed down from generation to generation.” – Francesca Mangano, CSR & Sustainability Executive
The statement co-ord
In a matter of seasons, head-to-toe dressing has evolved into a tried-and-tested styling trick, and it’s easy to see why. Rendered in a confident shade of cobalt blue, our Layla shirt and shorts are a modern pairing that will set you apart, whether you’re dressing for work, weekends or anything in between. For laid-back affairs, slip into a pair of easy sandals or crisp trainers, or exude elegance at special occasions with accents of gold jewellery and a pair of leather mules.
“In a matter of seasons, head-to-toe tonal dressing has evolved into a tried-and-tested styling trick, and it’s easy to see why.”
The wear-anywhere jumpsuit
This earthy linen jumpsuit is both cool and cooling for sunny days, with a sense of versatility you can rely on. The fitted bodice is tempered by wide, cropped legs that offer ease and comfort, and its khaki shade is a testament to the refined appeal of summer neutrals. Perfect for city-dwellers, style this all-in-one piece with sandals and a relaxed blazer for a contemporary look to take you anywhere.
The timeless blazer
When planning outfits in the summertime, tailoring might not immediately spring to mind; however there is something to be said about the chic and easy qualities of a linen blazer. When layered over a crisp white shirt with matching trousers, this staple is a workwear ally to see you back into the office in style. Alternatively, shrug it on over a white t-shirt and barrel-leg jeans to refresh your approach to off-duty dressing – the allure of this look lies in its simplicity.
“When planning outfits in the summertime, tailoring might not immediately spring to mind; however there is something to be said about the chic and easy qualities of a linen blazer.”
The cool-girl cargo trousers
Humble and understated, yet reliably cool, our cargo trousers are the backbone every modern summer wardrobe needs. Cut from linen in a beautifully relaxed shape and a rich navy hue, they offer a unique utilitarian approach to tailoring. Keep things casual by stepping into a pair of leather slides, and throw on a crossbody bag for warm days spent strolling in the city.
The striking summer dress
After a year of relying on loungewear and casualwear, now is the time to embrace the transformative power of a summer dress – and nothing lifts our spirits as much as a style that makes a statement. The breathable linen fabric combined with the invigorating red hue makes for a summer dress you’ll want to sport all season. Simply add tasteful touches of jewellery, polished leather sandals and a classic handbag to be ready for anything – from a picnic in the park to attending brunch and a gallery, or even a special occasion. This is a dress that speaks for itself.