7 Linen Pieces You’ll Wear All Summer Long

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By Jess
26 May 2023
Summer Linen Pieces

I’m currently curating my summer wardrobe and the one thing I keep coming back to is linen. It’s chic, it’s breathable, it’s effortless and most importantly, it’s comfortable. Is there any better fabric for summer than linen?

Since adding a few new linen pieces to my wardrobe recently, I’ve realized just how often I reach for them. Linen button downs, breezy pants, easy linen dresses, my goal for summer style is all about ease and comfort. I want to wake up in the morning grab something comfortable and head out the door, but still look stylish in the process.

Linen is everywhere this summer and it’s perfect for everything from weddings and parties to beach days and date nights. With summer on the way, here are 7 linen pieces you’ll wear all season.

7 Linen Pieces You’ll Wear All Summer Long

Classic Linen Button Down Shirts

A linen button down is classic and chic. Have your Nancy Meyers moment in a simple white linen button down paired with linen shorts or breezy linen pants. If you’re looking for a relaxed oversized fit I can’t say enough about the linen button down from Faherty. For something slightly more tailored this one is a great option. They’re lightweight and breathable, making them ideal for summer weather. The classic linen shirt can be dressed up trousers for the office or dressed down with shorts or jeans for a casual day out.

But the best part about classic linen shirts? They’re timeless. A well-made linen shirt can last you for years, making it a sustainable and eco-friendly choice for your wardrobe.

Easy Linen Dresses

Jess Ann Kirby visits the Dahlia Shed in a white linen shirtdress by Elspeth at Anthropologie
linen shirtdress from this post

An effortless summer staple that can be worn for any occasion. From casual beach days to weddings and parties, linen dresses are versatile and easy to style. One of the best things about linen dresses, they’ll keep you cool in the summer heat. The lightweight and breathable fabric is perfect for those hot summer days.

There are so many chic options like this pink mini dress (so fun!), midi dresses, or this button front style. To dress up a linen dress for a more formal occasion, pair it with some statement jewelry like a Dorsey necklace and a pair of strappy sandals. For a more laid-back look, opt for some birkenstocks and a straw tote. The versatility of linen dresses makes them a great investment for your summer wardrobe, and something you can wear all season long.

Lightweight Linen Pants

Linen pants summer outfit

If you’re looking for comfortable and stylish pants to wear during the summer, lightweight linen pants are the perfect choice. Linen pants are breathable, so you’ll stay cool and comfortable even on the hottest days. Plus, their relaxed fit and natural wrinkles create an easygoing vibe that complements a range of outfits. The above outfit is one of my go to looks for hot days (the pants are actually cotton I thought they were linen).

To style linen pants, you can pair them with a fitted tank top or linen button down and sandals (like the look above) for a casual daytime look, or dress them up with a silk tank and heels for a more sophisticated outfit.

Breezy Linen Tops

Breezy Linen Pieces

A breezy linen top is a wardrobe must-have. Whether you’re running errands, having a picnic in the park, or meeting friends for lunch, a linen top will keep you looking effortlessly polished. Pair a linen tank with denim shorts for a casual yet put-together look, or dress up a linen tunic with a statement necklace and sandals for something more elevated. Even better, keep it easy and chic in a matching set.

Simple Linen Shorts

If you’re looking for comfort and versatility, linen shorts are where it’s at. Whether you prefer a tailored and structured look or a loose and relaxed fit, there’s a linen short for every style. Pair them with a simple t-shirt and sneakers for a casual day out or dress them up with a blouse and strappy sandles. Here are my best tips for styling linen shorts.

Linen Jumpsuits

Linen jumpsuit outfit
linen jumpsuit from this post

Effortless and fun, if you’re looking for the ultimate one and done outfit, try a linen jumpsuit. This casual style is great for everyday wear paired with sneakers or birkenstocks. Or this fitted linen jumpsuit would be gorgeous for a summer wedding or party.

If you’re dressing it up go with low heels or strappy sandals and a fun bag.

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  1. Trish wrote:

    Great article! I’m always looking for quality linen pieces. Living in the south makes it necessary for linen. I’ve never purchased from Faherty before and was hoping you’d share the size of your Laguna Relaxed shirt and/or how the sizing is for that shirt. Thank You!

    5.28.23 | Reply
    • Jess wrote:

      Hi Trish! It definitely runs big. I got an xs and it’s roomy. Sizing varies at Faherty but that specific shirt runs oversized.

      5.31.23 | Reply
  2. Charlotte Rose Abbott wrote:

    Has anyone here ever considered the HUGE effort required to MAINTAIN linen? The wrinkles!!! Even the so-called “wrinkle-free” linen wrinkles like h*ll!! Plus not all linen is machine-washable. The linen that IS machine-washable has -again – the problem of wrinkles. Summers are hot and steamy where I live. These clothes are lovely, but in this heat I don’t want to spend time slaving over a hot ironing board. Give me easy-care clothing ANY day!

    6.4.23 | Reply
  3. Grace Olson wrote:

    Hi! Could you share which specific pants you are wearing from pact in the picture (the cotton ones you thought were linen). Thanks!

    1.22.24 | Reply
  4. Ariadna wrote:

    Thanks for sharing these amazing summer linen pieces! Linen truly is the perfect fabric for staying cool and chic during the warmer months. I especially love the idea of incorporating linen dresses into my wardrobe—they’re so versatile and effortlessly stylish. Also, if you’re looking to accessorize your summer looks, you should definitely check out the embroidered boho bags https://dressyourcolor.com/ collection for some extra flair! They’re the perfect accessory to elevate your outfit and add a unique, artistic touch.

    3.19.24 | Reply
  5. Tess Mirable wrote:

    I absolutely adore eco-friendly clothing and accessories! Linen is such a fantastic choice for summer – breathable, chic, and effortlessly stylish. Plus, it’s so lovely to hear that you prefer sustainable options. If you’re looking for more eco-friendly pieces, you should definitely check out the eco-friendly jute bags from India. They offer a beautiful range that perfectly complements the summer vibe while being mindful of the environment. It’s all about embracing style with a conscience.

    4.1.24 | Reply

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