6 Ways to Wear: Linen

Linen is back – but not as you know it. We reveal how to wear linen for SS17 with our summer fashion guide, and show you how to style it from work to sun-soaked holidays.

Red Alert

Wendy Wide Brim Hat, £17 | Alma Linen Flute Sleeve Dress, £69 | Destiny Leather Camera Bag, £49 | Cleo Lace Up Espadrilles, £39

A red linen dress proves that summer’s favourite fabric can be smart. Choose a flattering A-line silhouette with on-trend flute sleeves, and team it with a wide-brimmed hat and a navy across-body bag for a modern take on French Riveria chic. Switch flats for lace-up espadrille sandals that will keep you cool – and stylish – in the heat.

White On White


Ivy Schiffli Blouse, £49 | George Stripe Linen Trouser, £55 | Pixie Plaited Sandal, £29

Nothing says summer quite like the simple luxury of wearing white-on white. Embrace the trend with a breezy white cotton top styled with striped linen trousers, designed with a flattering wide leg. Finish the look with plaited metallic sandals to take you effortlessly through the day.  

Shirt Tales

Josephine Linen Plain Shirt, £45 | Rhoda Print Culottes, £39 | Emilia Pom Pom Sandals, £45

How to wear linen at work? Slip on a plain linen shirt, rolling up the sleeves to strike the perfect balance between relaxed and smart. Swap classic black trousers for bold paisley-print culottes, and add a final pop of colour with pom-pom sandals.

Bohemian Mood

Charlie Linen Embroidered Top, £45 | Delilah Denim Shorts, £29 | Norah Jewel Trim Sandals, £39

For warm weekends, a lightweight linen top is a wardrobe essential. Breathable and airy, choose a kaftan-style, embroidered design, and wear it with a pair of faded denim shorts. Round off the outfit with jewel-embellished sandals.

Paradise Prints

Lilia Linen Jumper, £59 | Palm Print Linen Jogger Trousers, £49 | Katy Sporty Sandal, £29

As the summer breeze sets in, pull on a lightweight linen jumper that will keep you comfortable without weighing you down. Team it with crisp jogger-style trousers (linen, of course) with luscious palm prints, and complete the look with flat, metallic sandals for summer style perfection.

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