Living in Linen

If you don’t know that one of this season’s biggest trends is linen then where have you been? It’s everywhere, from high end to high street and finally we have a practical trend for the Spring/Summer season! Long gone are the off shoulder tops that don’t fit under a light jacket in this British weather, no more sandals that cut up your feet! Linen is in and I’m here to tell you why you need to make it a staple in your Summer wardrobe!

Linen lends itself so well to spring/summer weather as it is so light and breezy. It’s the perfect material for a light summer jacket, a flowing maxi skirt or even a full jumpsuit. It’s breathable and lets you move freely, even in scorching sunshine. So whether you’re in 20 degree heat in England or on holiday sunning it up, linen is versatile and will suit both climates. It’s made of natural fibres too hence the breathability. I’ve seen it in store in a multitude of colours but most popular seems to be an original looking beige. Now, this may seem a slightly boring colour but I feel that neutral colours like this add light to an outfit with out you having to be too ‘out-there’. It’s an easy way to bring brightness in to an outfit even if you’re scared of colour. However, if you are slightly more daring, I’ve seen some fantastic linen pieces in a rusty orange colour which really bring a warmth to any outfit. Although this colour may be perceived as an autumnal colour, I think oranges still work so well in summer as they are warm and (hopefully) reflect the temperature. Blue, red and khaki pieces have also been spotted, making linen more versatile than ever.

Price wise it really varies. On the high street most pieces range from £25-£40. Obviously it depends on what you are buying, whether it be a pair of trousers or a dress. However, on the high end scale pieces can start at £4,190 for a Celine linen coat! It’s very easy to pick up affordable linen pieces on the high street so I recommend you start there! I’ve linked below some of my favourite linen pieces I’ve picked up recently. More will feature on the blog in the coming weeks!

In previous seasons linen has been associated with oversized clothing such as smock dresses and my great aunt’s tablecloths. But it’s been reimagined and a lot of the pieces I’ve seen have been extremely flattering and tailored. Jumpsuits with cinched in waists, wide leg trousers with almost a corset detail around the waist and dresses that flow and flatter all body shapes. Linen has truly been recreated and I’m all for it. I even feel like these pieces could last us in to winter when paired with a chunky knit or cosy cardigan. A true investment piece. And of course, they will take us straight through to next summer too, I don’t think this trend is going anywhere for a while.

Click to shop what I’m wearing:

Tshirt (similar)

Linen Trousers

Trainers

Large Earrings

Lightening Bolt Earrings

All photographs taken by Stacey Louise White

Author: rayofstyle

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