Linen is synonymous with the sun. Packed into a suitcase or pulled straight from your closet, its cool crispness conjures balmy days spent at the beach, iced coffees at outdoor cafes and strolling in chic urban escapes.
Cut in airy silhouettes and softly structured styles, it offers the only sartorial antidote to summer’s scorching heat. Look to labels like Max Mara Leisure, Rosso35, Velvet and Apiece Apart for the most forward takes on carefree dressing.
From blazers to dresses, tailored pants to shirts, this is the season to embrace linen’s effortless appeal.
Summer’s official fabric has entered its matching set era. Much like the duos we’ve seen in cozy fleece, the warm-weather versions have their casual cousins’ comfort coupled with timeless polish.
Velvet’s tangerine iteration has vacation written all over it, while Max Mara Leisure’s sculptural forms speak to black’s seasonless versatility.
There is something so special about slipping on a linen dress at the height of summer’s sizzle. Choose wisely and you’ll have a breezy basic to see you through many seasons to come.
Max Mara Leisure and Rosso35 tempt with primary colours splashed on subdued silhouettes, but if you’re swayed by abbreviated hemlines, Apiece Apart’s mini shirtdress in tawny taupe is sure to complement your existing closet.
Tailored suiting is another way designers are taking the sun-ready staple to chic new heights.
Whether you opt for Marc Cain’s olive double-breasted suit or Eleventy’s trompe l’oeil layering, a sophisticated set is the solution for a noteworthy 9-5 look.
Of course, separates are always an option too. Blazers are one of the most dependable essentials, worthy of both your weekend and workwear wardrobes.
This season’s standouts from Smythe and Framecommand the same authority as your woolen staples thanks to details like nipped waists, wide lapels and beautiful buttons.