We have already found out that flax is considered environmentally friendly. and durable material. Plus, it is ideal for summer - it has much more chances to survive the heat with comfort. Brands of different price categories offer not only the usual basic dresses and shirts, but also unusual overalls, hats, coats and much more. In our selection - eighteen linen items that will remain relevant for a long time.
Text: Anna Eliseeva
The lazy poet
In summer, linen pajamas are especially relevant: even indoors, it is more pleasant to endure the heat in weightless, breathable clothing. If you are not afraid to wear pajamas and on the way out, we advise you to take a closer look at a set like the one above. It will look appropriate everywhere: for a walk in a city park, and while relaxing at a resort.
The Russian brand 12Storeez produces basic items that are suitable for all occasions - such as this 100% linen set. For a more formal look, you can add a thin T-shirt, crop top or T-shirt to it, for a relaxed one, wear it over a sports bra or without it at all. An outfit for the office, where there is no strict dress code, you can't think of better either.
Despite the light shade, these trousers are much more versatile than meets the eye. They are made from a dense mixture of linen and cotton, which means they are suitable not only for heat, but also for cool dry weather. Such laconic banana trousers will look especially relevant with things in neutral shades: white and black silk blouses, beige robes and gray T-shirts.
A linen jacket is a salvation for those whose place of work requires a strict dress code, even in the heat. To somehow help yourself out, you can create an image entirely of linen by adding a shirt, trousers or a flared skirt. However, such a jacket will look great not only within the business style: it can be paired with a romantic dress, any jeans and even bicycles.
Despite the fact that the American brand Alex Crane positions itself as a brand of menswear, we would advise everyone to take a closer look at it. The assortment includes simple unisex shirts, shorts and trousers made from natural materials. We especially liked the abstract print shirt, which is also shown on the brand's website by musician Devendra Banhart. She will look spectacular with other interesting things - for example, a wide-brimmed straw hat, Cossacks, ripped denim shorts and more.
Brands of different price categories continue to experiment and produce not only the usual sundresses and tunics made of linen. The main Japanese mass market did not stand aside: as outerwear for a cool summer, Uniqlo offers a linen coat in which it will not be hot. It resembles the work uniform of artists, so it will look interesting with any item in the set: from simple blue jeans with Converse to flared culottes with mules.
In combination with other materials, linen acquires new qualities: for example, in combination with polyamide it gives a light shine. This is the fabric used to sew the Masscob dress. If you are sure that you will wear it for more than one summer and will be able to find the use of the thing in the future, then such a purchase is quite justified - in terms of both price and ecological footprint. A straw hat or a light cotton panama hat will perfectly complement the look.
The famous Japanese brand Muji specializes in home furnishings and clothing in austere style. Here you will not find cute pajamas with pictures and funny slippers, but the brand always has laconic sundresses, loose shirts and flared trousers. We liked a simple linen dress of a natural shade, which can be worn both on the way out and at home. If the thing suddenly gets bored, you can supplement it with a jacket made of soft natural material, jewelry, a cap or a panama hat.
House of Lafayette
Finding the perfect hat for the summer is also important. Thick caps and hats can play a cruel joke in the heat - you can simply overheat in them.If possible, it is better to choose lightweight models that will hardly be felt on the head, such as the House of Lafayette panama hat. Linen does not retain moisture and removes heat, and thanks to its neutral light beige shade, it is also suitable for autumn outfits - for example, with a trench coat in sand and marsh shades, a raincoat or jeans.
Faithfull The Brand
Faithfull The Brand is a Bali-based romantic apparel brand entirely handcrafted. The assortment includes unexpected linen items such as crinkled crop tops and t-shirts with ties at the neckline. There are also quite familiar, but therefore no less cute things: checkered and monochromatic culottes with large buttons, mini-dresses and flared overalls. These can be worn only in the warm season, and therefore, before buying, we advise you to weigh the pros and cons.
In the Bershka mass market, you can find both the latest trends and the timeless classics. These safari short shorts are trendy every summer. A definite plus is that the belt for them can be changed to your liking. In addition, the model is complemented by a decorative ring, on which you can hang an interesting lightweight keychain, the popularity of which has returned with the filing of Balenciaga.
Linen has established itself as a durable material that lasts for years. It is not for nothing that today bags and bags are created from it, in which you can carry and store heavy products. On the way out, there will be more interesting models than simple shoppers - for example, such a voluminous bag. More budget models are available in the assortment of The Upside and Vanessa Bruno. These suit literally any clothes: both light summer sets and things for a cold season.
Linen tunics and ethnic-style caftans can be found at the folk crafts fair, but, unfortunately, there are not always really diverse models of bright colors and unusual cut. The foreign fashion market also has brands that revive traditional techniques: for example, the Ukrainian designer Vita Kin produces not only embroidered shirts, but also uses sewing typical for other countries - from Morocco to Peru. Despite the length of the sleeves, the model we have chosen should not be hot due to the free cut and, of course, 100% linen.
It is noteworthy that the Need Supply Co. pairs this apron with matching lightweight pants and classic white sneakers. If you are ready to take the risk, we also advise you to play with combinations and put it on not only in your own kitchen, but also on the way out. The fashion for aprons is not so new: back in 2015, an abundance of such models blew up the catwalks. Then, many designers complemented skirts, trousers and dresses with ties, such as Sacai, Marques'Almeida, Maison Margiela and others. In the latest spring-summer collections, sundresses, similar to aprons, could be seen at Proenza Schouler.
Linen has become such a popular fabric that even sports brands use it in their collections. The Upside, for example, are known for their colorful and printed sportswear. But this summer they also have light dresses that resemble bathrobes, loose overalls and other items made entirely or with the addition of linen. It is really convenient to change into such clothes after a workout or a pool: you can put it on T-shirts, bras or completely naked body and feel as relaxed as possible.
This work-style jumpsuit is a great alternative to thicker pieces for summer. Moderately infantile (thanks to button straps and a small bow) and laconic enough to combine with any outfit: a zebra print blouse, denim shirt, sporty crop top, platform sneakers or classic birken stocks - literally anything will do. True, nothing prevents you from finding more budgetary and simpler options - for example, in Monki.
Photos: Net-A-Porter, 12Storeez, COS, Zara, Alex Crane, Uniqlo, Matchesfashion (1, 2, 3), Muji, Faithfull The Brand, Bershka, Farfetch (1, 2, 3), Need Supply Co.