Summer Outfitting: Linen
Linen is the perfect fabric for summer.
It's lightweight. It's cool to the touch. It absorbs moisture and dries fast. And it's sustainable! Linen is a natural fabric made from flax, which grows without pesticides and is transformed into fabric without chemicals.
It's no wonder that our favorite designers featured linen in their spring/summer collections. Below are some favorites, and you can shop the full summer linen collection here.
It wouldn't be a summer outfitting feature without a dress. Not only is this Kimono dress by Study made from a cool blue striped linen, it's also a zero waste design - no fabric was left on the cutting floor when this dress was cut & sewn at the BF+DA in New York. This dress looks amazing belted, worn loose, or unbuttoned and worn as a sleeveless duster jacket. Oh, and it's a dress with pockets. Case closed.
The Fielding Pant by Wray is a linen/cotton blend, giving it a little more structure while maintaining that summertime feel. The pleated high rise makes this pant perfect for cropped tees and tanks. Or just throw them on over your bathing suit and head to the beach because SUMMER.
What's more fun than fringe? The Mara tank by Kordal is a lightweight linen knit made in New York. Add your favorite jeans or a bold printed or brightly colored pant, or really embrace summertime (and throw drink spilling caution to the wind) and don an all-white ensemble.
Megan Huntz's Atley pant elevates linen with a tailored waist, dramatic pleats, and a cropped wide leg. What this photo doesn't show you is that this pant is also fully lined with a cotton/silk fabric, making them feel like luxurious pajama pants. Heeled sandals and a silk tank make this an excellent summer date night look.
This dress is so fantastic, it had to be featured twice - that hairflippingly-awesome open back at the top of the post belongs to this gem. The Valencia dress by Winsome has a uniquely modern design with its high/low wrap skirt and practically epitomizes summer days and nights. And, again, pockets!