Luxe Linen: The Elevated Staples Crafted From The Most Summer-Ready Textile
Effortless, breathable and lightweight, no fabric exudes a summer sensibility quite like linen. As well as bringing a homespun appeal, the textile makes a timeless addition to your wardrobe, softening over time to age beautifully.
As a natural fibre, linen is continually renewable, so the fibre source can be replenished and harvested again and again, making it a sustainable clothing choice that will stand the test of time.
This season, enjoy lightweight linen in new guises; see an invigorating waistcoat and short co-ord and nonchalant dresses and jumpsuits. We’ve handpicked five of our most-desired linen staples for a distinctly modern spin on summer’s favoured fabric.
The statement co-ord
In a matter of seasons, head-to-toe dressing has evolved into a tried-and-tested styling trick, and it’s easy to see why. Rendered in a timeless shade of neutral oatmeal, our Linen Belted Waistcoat and Shorts are a modern pairing that will set you apart, whether you’re dressing for work, weekends or anything in between. For laid-back affairs, slip into a pair of easy sandals or crisp trainers, or exude elegance at special occasions with accents of gold jewellery and a pair of leather mules.
“In a matter of seasons, head-to-toe tonal dressing has evolved into a tried-and-tested styling trick, and it’s easy to see why.”
“Linen is the epitome of sustainable textiles. Not only for its low-impact production methods but also because linen items can be handed down from generation to generation.” – Francesca Mangano, CSR & Sustainability Executive
The cool-girl cargo trousers
Humble and understated, yet reliably cool, our cargo trousers are the backbone every modern summer wardrobe needs. Cut from linen in a beautifully relaxed shape and a chic stone hue, they offer a unique utilitarian approach to tailoring. Keep things casual by stepping into a pair of suede slides and throwing on a crossbody bag for warm days spent strolling in the city.
The striking summer dress
Summer is the time to embrace the transformative power of a beautiful dress – and nothing lifts our spirits as much as a style that makes a statement. The breathable linen fabric combined with the artful rococo print makes for a summer dress you’ll want to sport all season. Simply add tasteful touches of jewellery, polished leather sandals and a classic handbag to be ready for anything – from a picnic in the park to attending brunch and a gallery, or even a special occasion. This is a dress that speaks for itself.
“Now is the time to embrace the transformative power of a summer dress - and nothing lifts our spirits as much as a style that makes a statement.”
The wear-anywhere jumpsuit
This halterneck linen jumpsuit is both cool and cooling for sunny days, with a sense of versatility you can rely on. The fitted bodice is tempered by wide, cropped legs that give a sense of ease and comfort. Its all-over black shade is a testament to the refined appeal of minimalist style, making it the perfect companion for city-dwellers. Style this all-in-one piece with sandals and a relaxed blazer for a contemporary look to take you anywhere.
“When planning outfits in the summertime, tailoring might not immediately spring to mind; however there is something to be said about the chic and easy qualities of a linen blazer.”
The timeless blazer
When planning outfits in the summertime, tailoring might not immediately spring to mind; however, there is something to be said about a linen blazer’s chic and easy qualities. When layered over a crisp white shirt with matching trousers, this utility-inspired staple is a workwear ally to see from work to out-of-office affairs. Alternatively, shrug it on over a white t-shirt and barrel-leg jeans to refresh your approach to off-duty dressing – the allure of this look lies in its simplicity.