How to: wear linen

Linen has a bit of a funny reputation. Notorious for being thick and unforgiving, the merest mention seems to conjure images of Dad’s creased shirt and dusty hotel bedding. Time for an update. This hardworking flax textile is renowned for its cooling properties and lends a raffishly elegant vibe to investment pieces like summer dresses and smart blazers, which makes it ideal for busy days in growing heat.

Fresh linen jackets in stylish tones promise to breezily overhaul your current wares, while tonal linen shirts bridge the gap between spring and summer office wear with ease. Find comfort in a one piece wonder or use linen separates to bring structure to your slubbiest summer staples: an airily chic wardrobe update.

Searching for the ultimate hero piece for spring summer? Embrace the ruckled coolness of linen staples. Take a look at our key linen pieces to revamp your summer look…


Nothing’s cooler than yellow this season. Opt for the bright tone with this sunny two-piece to temper summer brights and throw a casual glamour over sharp separates.


Opt for timeless trousers to ground smart tops, or wear smart linen dresses with crisp white trainers for a comfortably cool look.

Alfresco Soirees

Lightweight and made with 100% linen, these classic trousers would be right at home on the streets of Copenhagen. Pair with tucked silk and pops of metallic in your accessories for alfresco dining.


Carry holiday vibes to work with relaxed suiting cut in linen. This Portofino suit, available in Shell Pink, is an ideal canvas for your simple silks and basic tees.

Author: Jigsaw

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