It’s time for August’s Signature Style and Cindy and are chatting about linen! I’m sharing styling ideas and linen pieces that have caught my eye and that will give your closet more options all year long.
I love my linen pieces which are the stalwarts of my closet. It’s only August, and we Californians can wear our linen into October and beyond..I wear my linen t-shirts and jackets all year long.
I’ve written about linen before, and I love it for its sustainability. It uses less water and pesticides than cotton does in the growth process. It’s much better for the planet and it is fast drying. It keeps us cooler not only because it breathes, but because the material lays away from the skin. The best way to care for it is to wash in cool water with a gentle detergent and never use a fabric softener on it which will coat the fibers.
Ways to Style it and Wear it..
I’m loving all the linen pants I’ve seen this year.. I have two pairs – a black jogger pair and these by Rails in a chocolate …they also come in a pretty hibiscus. I like brown with white or a classic black tank similar here and here.
In fall you can pair these with jackets or with sweaters and Converse sneakers.
Most most worn linen piece is this Tommy Bahama jacket , which if you read the blog, you’re probably sick of hearing about! I LOVE this jacket and it has the cutest details like fringe and is the most comfortable jacket ever. This year I added a white one to my closet…
I dressed the white one up with some chains and a pair of shorts for a summer evening look..I don’t often wear shorts at night, but it’s been really warm and I am digging the dressed up shorts vibe this year.
What Linen Pieces You Need
Linen pieces that can expand your closet choices are a suit look, a pull-on skirt, a shirt or a comfy pair of pants… All will update your wardrobe and are classics you can wear for years. To me, linen, like silk always looks so good and anything you pair it with, will look more luxe.
Besides the jackets above, I really love the look of a linen blazer!
I also have the creme pinstripe version of the white jacket…and the shorts- both pieces gifts to me when I hosted the Rails event… I’m looking forward to wearing the jacket this fall when it cools off with a black turtleneck!
I’ve been wearing the shorts though and last time was with this blouse out to dinner..
Other great pieces in linen..that you can add to your mix..
This Madewell blazer looks beautiful- and is on sale..
I adore a blue stripe button up and this is lovely…
This linen shirt dress has a relaxed look and feel that is speaking my language…This would be great with a leather belt and loafers later…
J Crew’s Irish linen shirts are beautiful and another nice addition to your closet that will last..
As it is near the end of what is ‘linen’ season, I struggled to find pieces to link to in an array of sizes, but that said, there are so many on sale, and if you have the patience markdowns on many great brands here and here.
On last month’s Signature Style we shared swimwear and you can read that here.
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