Unquestionably a summer staple, linen shirts give an airy relaxed feel to any outfit, while remaining comfortable (or bearable) on even the hottest days. Much to our delight, Uniqlo—always one step ahead of the game—has released a premium linen collection just in time for the warmest months.
A linen shirt is a year-round staple, but its lightweight fabric means its perfect for summer. Plus, there are endless styling opportunities so you can have some fun with it. To glean some inspiration on ways to wear the classic linen top, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite blogger looks for the ultimate summer style inspiration. Scroll through the looks and you’re sure to agree that the linen shirt is definitely versatile.
Keep reading for 10 blogger-inspired ways to wear a linen blouse this summer.
Brooke Testoni nails the mixed-texture look here by pairing a classic linen button-up with a sparkling midi skirt. By wearing the low-key classic with a dressed-up bottom, Brooke’s look is cool and put together, while still comfortable and classy.
For the perfect beach look, pair a linen shirt with a whimsical white lace skirt like Courtney Trop from Always Judging. Throw a swimsuit on underneath and you’re sure to be "best dressed" on the beach.
By pairing a classic blue linen blouse with sportier accessories, Sara Escudero of Collage Vintage pulls off a tomboy twist on the classic linen and denim look. Mixed with Nike sneakers and a leather backpack, the look is both fashionable and functional.
Ally May Hayward of Substance gives off total seaside vibes by wearing her linen blouse as a top layer, leaving it unbuttoned and pairing it with breezy pants of the same material. Sticking with black and tan, Ally’s outfit remains pulled-together despite showing a bit of skin.
Talisa Sutton of Badlands proves that there’s no look quite so classic as a white linen top with a pair of classic blue jeans. The half-tucked shirt not only creates a flattering, long-legged silhouette—but also comes across as perfectly disheveled. Her neutral bag and classic black pumps complete the “effortless” feel of this stylish outfit.
Julia Engel of Gal Meets Glam proves that sometimes clashing is a good thing with her doubly striped ensemble. By choosing a skirt with the same colour scheme as her linen top, Engle’s look seems thoughtful rather than messy.
Taylr Kreutziger of Taylr Anne brings a classic linen and jeans look up a notch by pairing it with a white tailored vest and bright mules. While this look definitely retains the effortless vibe, the added accessories bring a professional air to the whole look.
Mary Lawless Lee of Happily Gray puts a cool-girl spin on a striped linen blouse by pairing it with distressed jeans and statement shoes. Pairing the preppy top with ripped jeans makes for an unexpected “coolness”, while the fringed sandals pull the whole look together in a way that seems effortless but fashionable.
Pairing an oversized striped linen button up with a short denim skirt Saray Martín of Dans Vogue creates a look that is perfect for a hot day. Paired with sneakers and a straw bag, this outfit is ideal for summertime adventures as it is versatile enough to wear from strolling the beach to summer in the city.
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