Styling Linen Has Never Been Easier

05 Jun
Reitmans

Linen has been a summer staple for as long as we’ve known it. Such a unique and seasonal textile can be hard to style despite the many styles and designs available to us right now. But worry not, we’ve prepared a little style guide to ensure that you stay looking cool and fresh in linen this summer. But first, where does this summer-perfect fabric come from?

 

Our fascination with this material goes way back. In fact, humans have worked with this textile during the Paleolithic period. A few years ago, traces of 36,000-year-old linen fibres were discovered in a cave in Georgia. In ancient Egypt, white linen was not only used for mummification process but also was worn by priests to symbolize purity. This popular textile then spread to Europe and Asia, and at the beginning of the 17th century, Napoleon I launched a competition worth 1 million francs to create a flax-spinning machine. Philippe de Girard got his patent then.

 

And today, this summery material can be found everywhere from the beach to even catwalks. So let’s discover how this adored textile can be incorporated into your wardrobe!

LINEN BLOUSE

Both chic and relaxed, linen can be worn in the office and on the weekends.

 

For a more proper look, go ahead with a printed blouse paired with flowy pants or try our navy blue linen suit (a classic!). You can also bring a bit of a romantic touch to your outfit with a white blouse with delicate embroidery.

 

For the weekend, be light and free with a top and a skort, both in linen blend, and colourful, easy-to-wear sandals.

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LINEN SHORTS

Putting on a pair of linen shorts the easiest way to stay cool in hot weather. The combination of breathable, loose fabric and the short length will be your best bet in beating the heat on the hottest of days.

 

These shorts feature a tie-waist which will give a little bit of a casual flair, making it perfect for daytime activities, walks at the park or even just lounging.

 

If you want to go for the ultimate cooling outfit, make sure your top is also linen-blend. This way, your whole outfit will breathe and cool you off. But wait, before stepping out in the sun, make sure to bring sunglasses and a hat for sun protection and style!

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WHITE LINEN PANTS

White linen pants are a summer vacation classic, no doubt. The soft, natural texture of linen feels like summer on your skin and yet because of their full length, they can protect you from the sun or keep you covered for those late, colder evenings.

 

While these pants are very simple in design and colour, you can keep your outfit looking light and more fun by coupling them with a printed top or keep it a little more polished with a trendy blouse or tunic.

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CARE

Special fabrics made with natural fibres need a little more extra love when you wash them so you can wear them properly for a long time. If you’re wondering how to care for our linen pieces, here is a little tip:

For Pants & Dresses

Machine wash, inside out, cold water, delicate cycle. Wash similar colours together.

Do not bleach.

Hang to dry.

Iron at low setting.

Dry clean.

For Shorts

DUE TO THE NATURE OF THE FABRIC, COLOR BLEEDING MAY HAPPEN. WASH SEPARATELY BEFORE WEARING.

Machine wash, inside out, cold water, delicate cycle.

Do not bleach.

Hang to dry.

Iron on low setting on reverse side.

Do not dry clean

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