I have recently fallen back in love with linen for Florida summers. I’ve come to love the wrinkles, even. My recent purchases include:
- A mustard linen skirt (similar), via ThredUp
- Taupe linen trousers (similar), Buffalo Exchange in NYC
- Navy pin-striped linen trousers with drawstring waist (similar), thrifted at Molly Mutt
- A black linen dress from GAP (similar) via eBay.
It’s fun to mix these pieces with basic black or white tees, tanks, and sleeveless print tops. I wash them in the machine, cold water, dry for ten minutes on low, and hang to dry. The wrinkles are artful that way.
Here are a few pieces I’d like to add to my summer closet to round it out:
- An ivory linen skirt:
|Simple, like this one from Nordie’s|
- A floral maxi skirt for dressier occasions:
|How pretty is this, from Anthropologie.|
- Wedge sandals with personality:
|These, from Nordie’s, are cute and not too high.|
- A summery canvas bag:
|A welcome change from a black purse. From Macy‘s.|
Are you a linen-lover too, or do the creases keep you away?
Have a fun-filled day, and stay fabulous,
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I'm not generally into linen, but I can see it makes sense in a super-hot climate like yours. I do love the drama of that foral maxi – very nice!
I love #2. The print on that skirt is to die for.
No, I avoid linen, although I do have a pair of white linen trousers I sometimes layer under a dress. The creases just look too messy and the fabric is too unstructured for me. I like the skirt and the sandals though! xxx
Patti, I saw the Anthro skirt and really wanted to get that one. Love the long floral, but a little out of the price range right now. Very pretty though
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Love the examples of styles and colors in here today. Isn't a colorful purse uplifting? I recently got rid of a lot of black in my closet. Suddenly with my hair lighter I just can't wear it so much now.
I love linen too. I can remember when I was in my 20s fighting it and ironing it constantly. But now I don't bother with that. I love the crumpled look!
I'll bet you *were* really chic in your linen short suit. I thought of you when I picked this floral maxi.
Shop your closet first! : >
Lol at the "Brit Abroad" analogy – that's not my favored look either. xox
I just cannot get use to the wrinkles in linen. I have to say no because I am never happy with the purchase. The shoes are very cute!
How I love that floral skirt…and the cross body bag.
I guess linen has changed a bit from the last time I wore it because it used to be dry clean only and that kept me away…as well as the wrinkles. I did have a suit at one time that I bought when I lived in France that was a blazer and short suit in linen. I thought I was really chic in it : )
I was admiring a woman on the train with a Sak bag. I was wishing I had one and my wish was granted – I had a bag like that, different colors but still summery, in my own closet!
It's on my shoulder now.
Loving the maxi skirt, it is such great print. It would be perfect for a summers day get together.
Not a fan of linen – the creases definitely put me off. Anything white/off white tends to remind me of those terrible "Brit abroad" linen suits posh men wear on their travels. The maxi skirt has a great print but the top is too wishy-washy and dilutes the groovy florals. xxx
Those are lovely pieces! I like linen too but I really dislike ironing so I tend to avoid it. I don't mind a few wrinkles though and I don't think it's really any worse than cotton.