Linen celebrates the perfect balance of simplicity and effortlessness. Like a margarita with its salt rim, linen and warm summer days are a match made in heaven.
If you aren’t already an advocate for wearing linen 90% of the time (like me), let me tell you why you need to add linen to your summer wardrobe. Not only is linen renowned for its strength as a fibre – unlike cotton, which deteriorates after every wash – linen gets better, softer, and silkier – this is what we love. It’s made from cellulose fibres found in the stalks of the flax plant; linen is one of the best natural fabrics in the world, made to be worn repeatedly.
My wardrobe go-to is a matching set in linen. I’ve said it before, and I’ll repeat it: a matching set will make it so incredibly easy to get dressed and ensure you are beaming with chic, stylish and effortless energy. I have lived in Dissh, this white linen midi skirt and matching crop. Paired with a chunky slide for an easy day-to-day look, or pop on your favourite heel and a touch of gold jewellery, you’ll be ready for a summery night out. The renowned benefit of a matching set is you don’t always need to wear it as one! Pair your favourite tee with the midi skirt, knit on those cooler nights, or dress up your jeans and sneaker look with the gorgeously detailed linen crop.
Linen is also easily dressed up or down, and this printed mini dress from Seed is perfect for any moment. I have styled this with my go-to chunky summer heel and straw clutch, but you can easily add a chunky slide or sneaker and denim jacket to take this one from dressed up to wind down. And if you’re not a mini dress lover, Seed has the most incredible selection of styles in this must-have print. There is something in this print for you in any style, any body shape.
If you asked me to recommend any fabric to stock up on for the balmy days ahead, this timeless, breathable and durable fabric would emerge as a solid winner. The unsung hero of hot-weather-friendly materials, linen not only looks stylish and put together but feels pleasant against the skin, letting it breathe by quickly absorbing moisture and leaving a refreshing coolness in the wake.