Linen is something that around this time of year, I go from wearing a little to a LOT! The following are four premium linen looks which will not cost you the earth.
Heading into summer I tend to add a couple more linen shirts to my wardrobe. I end up wearing them year round, but they are often the first things that I reach for when I see the high temperatures. My go-to has always been Uniqlo, who create premium linen shirts for a really affordable price. They also have them in stock all the time in various colours and regularly go on sale. I have talked about my pre-season Uniqlo stock ups back here.
The following four outfits are a mix of casual and super relaxed for the warmer months ahead here in Australia. I had planned on taking them with me to Penang recently as well, they are so good in the humidity.
THE NEUTRAL SHIRT AND DENIM CUT OFFS
A failsafe, this beige shade is a match made for denim and other neutral shades. I have been gravitating towards warm shades a lot lately, particularly when it comes to natural fibres. You will likely see me wearing this one again with a not so casual look soon.
THE OLIVE SHIRT FOR ALL SKIN COLOURS
Olive or this khaki green shade is something that flatters all skin tones. It helps to reduce the appearance of redness in the skin and I think, is a very elegant shade. Come to think of it, when I got this premium linen shirt in recently, I was surprised at myself that I didn’t have one in olive before. Alas, that has now been rectified and I am going to proceed to wear it all summer. This look was just a simple denim mini pairing in white which feels fresh and reminds me of Greece.
THE SHIRT DRESS
No premium linen story would be complete (in my books) without a shirt dress. Something that is both relaxed, breezy and elegant to wear, I love going back to a classic linen dress. The vertical stripes are also flattering, adding just a little extra detail to keep things interesting.
THE LINEN BLAZER
My final look (though trust me, there will be more linen outfits to follow in the coming weeks) is the relaxed summer blazer. I have a linen blazer in navy, cream, black and now white. This one is once again fresh, summery and chic. Rather than a bulky blazer, unlined linen blazers are a great idea if you need to look presentable, but know it will be a hot day. Dress them up or down, I think they are really not to be overlooked.
Let me know if you are also currently adding a few linen pieces to your summer wardrobes! I love a natural and breathable fibre, so I am always wearing linen. If you have found any good affordable linen options, let us know where from below!