As winter finally makes its way out, we’re looking to swap out weighty wardrobe favourites for lighter, breathable staples that’ll see us through SS18 in style – and that’s where linen comes in. Whether worn for work, at the weekend or on holiday, this natural fabric has had a modern-makeover in recent seasons, making it a must-have for warmer days. Here are five ways to wear it…
1. The Linen Midi
Midi skirts are re-emerging for SS18, regaining their position as the ultimate wardrobe essential for warm-weather days. Refresh your collection with this pure linen style in navy, patterned with variegated stripes in off-white and grey. Wear it with a tucked-in white top, and accessorise with flat metallic sandals plus a cross-body bag for hands-free chic.
2. The Linen Dress
Exuding effortless style, this breezy linen tunic dress is the perfect throw-on piece for SS18. Team this striped navy number with a straw shopper bag for sun-soaked city breaks, styling it with white trainers and a sports-luxe backpack for spring days on home ground.
3. The Linen Jumpsuit
Off on holiday? Pack for the heat with this tropical-print linen jumpsuit, featuring a tie-up sash on the waist plus wide cropped legs for a flattering silhouette. Finish the look with a straw circle bag (otherwise known as the it-accessory of the season), sunglasses plus a pair of embellished sandals.
4. The Linen Separates
As the temperature rises, cool linen separates are set to become your warm-weather staples. Make them part of your suitcase selection with this white linen shirt and striped shorts combination – perfect for wearing together over swimwear or styling separately for sunset strolls.
5. The Linen Trousers
Linen trousers have long been considered a spring/summer must-have – they’re stylish, easy to wear and promise to keep you cool in the heat. Wear them for now with a wide-leg pair in white, layered with a soft blue linen-blend knit that’s ideal for in-between days. Accessorise with embroidered slide sandals and a denim-look scarf.