Renowned for its temperature regulating properties, there are a slew of pros, when it comes to the in's and out's of linen..
Our long awaited summer season is almost here, and with it a welcome change in the way we dress. The layers we have been rugging up in are soon to be a distant memory. Replaced with breezy dresses, sleeveless tops and cool, wide leg pants.
Another great way to prepare for the summer season is by adding linen to your edit. The visual appeal aside, and it is appealing, with its effortless elegance, and practicality in equal measure, we love it because it’s breathable, lightweight and lends itself to fresh summer fashion trends.
Here are a few of the benefits of wearing Linen and part of the reason it finds it ways back to the shelves every Summer..
LIGHTWEIGHT & BREATHABLE
Linen is a natural material made of fibres taken from the flax plant. It has a low thread count and natural fibres that cause it to be very breathable and lightweight.
Linen allows fresh air to circulate, through your clothes and around your body, keeping you cool all day. So before you endure the sweat or strip off to take advantage of the cool breeze, try throwing on a linen summer dress or shirt instead.
LINEN IS PRACTICAL & DURABLE
Linen is durable, and in fact, is one of the strongest natural fabrics available. If you want to avoid fast fashion failures, linen is a great summer fashion investment. A classic linen piece will last you for years to come, becoming softer with each wash without losing its shape.
LINEN IS HYPOALLERGENIC & EASY TO MAINTAIN
Linen is made from natural fibres making it quick-drying. It also has antibacterial properties.
It’s easy to care for too. Simply wash in cold water and hang to dry. Linen can be ironed for a chic look, but don’t obsess over wrinkles. They’re essential to the charm of the effortless linen look.
LINEN IS A WARDROBE ESSENTIAL
Linen is definitely the official fabric of summer, but it can also be worn year-round with a little layering. It is fantastic at keeping you fresh in the warm weather, and can also regulate your temperature in the colder months.
Below is a snippet edit on some of the standout basics we think will stand the test of time … Either way, you can rest assured that your linens will be working overtime to keep you comfortable, cool and looking on top of the game, all season long.
We love this pale lemon yellow, Emerge Linen Blend Unlined Blazer – Easy to wear with denim or over shorts as pictured here.
This classic and cool striped Linen Shirt is such a versatile piece. Easy to style up or down. Looks great tucked into a long skirt ( or a short denim mini) We love it styled as it is here tucked into pants. Tres chic.
Nothing says Summer like a pair of crisp white linen pants. These Grace Hill Cuff Detail Linen Pants, elegantly graze the ankles and a linen tie drapes over the wide ribbed, elasticated waistband. Did we mention , they are also super comfortable.
This pretty little number would see you from office to dinner without a hitch. Its easy to wear, with a looser fit that is cinched at the waist to provide a flattering silhouette. Looks cute with an ankle boot, or a sandal.