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9 ways to wear linen and up your summer style game

JUNE 21, 2020 12:40 PM EDT

As the mercury starts to ascend in the thermometers, it’s important to think about ways to stay comfortable. To enjoy the sunny weather, you don’t just need UV protection, but also light clothing that is both cool and slouchy. That’s why the major fashion houses have been using a natural fabric often associated with warm temperatures to create a number of pieces for their spring/summer collections. That fabric is linen, a textile made from the fibers of the flax plant. It’s a summertime classic, and the latest on-trend garments are made of this cool fabric sure to keep you in style all summer long. Take a look at this gallery for some inspiration on how to wear it!

Smock Stich Linen Tank Top by Roberto Collina© Century 21

On top

Spaghetti straps are a great option when feeling hot. The Smock Stich Linen Tank Top by Roberto Collina has a V-neck and delicate embroidered detailing in the front. Wear it with a knee-length skirt to create an ultra feminine look. Century 21 ($69.99).

Tie-belt Shorts from H&M© H&M

Two birds, one stone

These Tie-Belt Shorts combine two of this season’s biggest trends: a high waist to elongate your figure and a floral print brimming with summer charm. H&M ($24.99).

Super Eight Striped Trouser by Zimmerman© Zimmerman

Loose fit

Another high-waisted option is the Super Eight Striped Trouser, which offers a wide leg with stripes that will elongate your legs while also cinching your waist. Zimmerman ($300).

Eve Linen Dress by Rolla's© Revolve

Absolutely fresh

Wrap yourself in the versatility of the Eve Linen Dress by Rolla’s, which you can wear both to the beach and out for a refreshing ice cream at sunset. Revolve ($99).

Surplice Linen Romper by Onia© Nordstrom Rack

Comfortable rompers

Flaunt your figure with the Amelia Surplice Linen Romper by Onia, whose mint green hue is going to be trending for the next few months. The back also features crisscrossing straps to break up the garment’s otherwise straight lines. Nordstrom Rack ($69.97).

Linen Kimmie Top by Rachel Pally© Rachel Pally

Slightly vintage

You’re absolutely going to love this Linen Kimmie Top! Its balloon sleeves lend the piece personality to stand out this season, and since it’s cropped, you can mix and match with high-waisted pants or shorts to create a winning outfit. Rachel Pally ($158).

Midi Skirt in Textured Good Linen by Theory© Theory

Long and simple

Another flattering, feminine look is the Midi Skirt in Textured Good Linen, whose A-line silhouette elongates the legs. Wear it with a detailed top to dazzle while staying true to the skirt’s simplicity. Theory ($335).

The Petite Pencil Skirt in Windowpane Linen Twill from Ann Taylor© Ann Taylor

Classic and elegant

Stylize your bottom half with the Petite Pencil Skirt in Windowpane Linen Twill both in and out of the office. Ann Taylor ($98).

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x REVOLVE Amma Jumpsuit by House of Harlow 1960.© Revolve

All in one

Jumpsuits have been all the rage for several seasons and now is the perfect time to wear a summer vibe one, such as the x REVOLVE Amma Jumpsuit by House of Harlow 1960. Revolve ($255).

Get ready for the summer with this practical fabric that will give your looks a breath of fresh air.