Linen is my fabric of choice for Spring and Summer. Hopefully it will become yours too, after reading this story! While writing about my favorite pieces from Kate Moss & Topshop new collection, it occurred to me I never talked about something that’s of capital importance to me: linen.
For Spring and Summer, I could wear linen (and actually do wear it) 24/7. Because it’s natural, because it looks amazing and because it’s so versatile! How many fabrics have you seen worn in and out of office, on the bed or hanging at the windows with the same perfect elegance and easiness?
My favorite pants from Spring till Fall: I wear them with high heels, with flat sandals, with sneakers or clogs. I wear them in any combination and they go fabulously each and every time. I personally own a wide leg pleated pair in a very dark grey, looking like a worn-out black.
See also: My favorite pair of jeans!
Linen skirts are just as versatile as the above-mentioned linen pants, only they’re skirts – got it? Seriously. Ruffled or with added lace, the linen skirts are just as feminine, timeless and easy to wear as they are a wonderfully natural fabric for summer clothes!
See also: Rihanna wears plastic skirt!
For men and women alike, linen shirts are my favorite shirts. The way the sleeves roll up is perfect and the way it looks casual but unbelievably sophisticated makes me want to wear linen shirts for ever. And I love that they’re loose and flowy, every breathe of air makes them look alive.
Take all the above and roll them into one, single layer of perfection: the linen dress loose or not, is a must have in any wardrobe. Choose it in the color which you feel most comfortable in, layer it for a more fashionable look (be careful about the colors you use and make it as loose as possible. You won’t like to stain it once heat makes you sweat like out of the shower!).
Do we have to talk about scarves again? Give me a single reason why linen scarves would be anything less than perfect! They can take the sweat away should you carry one in your purse, they keep you protected from the merciless sun rays should you keep it on your shoulders, they can turn into that handy extra layer for chilly evenings.