Linen gets a bad wrap. Sure, it wrinkles easily, but it’s also airy, light and cool even in the middle of July. There’s also the versatility. Depending upon the styling, linen dresses and pants can easily go from the office to the beach, if you so desire. Perhaps that’s why so many designers are turning to this traditional summer fabric now more than past seasons. If you’ve feared the fabric in the past, make this the summer you embrace it. Yes, it is going to wrinkle a bit, but that’s just part of its timeless charm.
James Perse Linen Blend Ruched Mini, $125, bloomingdales.com
Maxi Skirt in Linen, $47.50, asos.com
Patch Pocket Linen Shorts, $44.50, loft.com
The Beach Pant in Linen, $28 (sale), victoriassecret.com
MICHAEL Michael Kors Linen Shirred Boyfriend Jacket, $130, bloomingdales.com