After velvet and silk, linen is my favorite fiber. This season linen is chicest than it has been ever before. It’s derived from the flax plant, so it’s a natural, sustainable material, and ethically produced. Super quick to dry and cool to the skin, linen remained the most important fiber of the Mediterranean and Near East. Ancient Egyptians used it for everything from clothing to pharaonic vestments, bedding, furnishings, and a wide variety of sacks and bags as well as the burial wrappings.
Bianca Jagger, Jacqueline Kennedy, Brigitte Bardot, and countless mid-centuries chicest ladies wore linen in summer. Now linen has made a major comeback, because it’s simple and elegant but more importantly, it’s lightweight to beat the summer heat. Dressing during a heatwave has always been a challenge, but as temperatures blast throughout the summer, it’s time for our clothes to adjust accordingly. Look for linen to return your summer wardrobe into chicest resort looks which work from office to off-duty. When it comes to investing in linen outfits, it’s important to remember that the way you care for it, is equally as important as how you wear it. When washing from home, make sure to check the care instructions carefully before cleaning by hand or machine and, because linen is highly absorbent, always remember to separate your darks from your lights.
What Top To Wear With A Linen Suit
I love to keep it simple and wear the linen suit with a plain body or poplin shirt. For more elegant look, I love to wear a silk shirt to provide a bit of contrast and elegance for the evening.
What Shoes To Wear With A Linen Suit
Opt for a mules or loafer, but if you want to stay more causal then sneakers are an option too. Shoes should be worn sans socks with ankles and open. Don’t forget, it’s summer!
What Accessories To Wear With A Linen Suit
Summer is the best time for accessories. From panama hats to colorful scarfs. Statement jewelery to matching belts, you have an enormous options to accessorize the linen suit.
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