Linen head to toe

Summer workwear with linen blend green tank top and navy pants — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Madewell medium Transport tote summer work outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Navy cotton-linen pants summer work outfit with green linen tank top — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Summer workwear outfit with green linen top and navy linen pants — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Summer work outfit with green linen blend top and navy cotton-linen pants — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

I think I say this every year, but I truly can’t believe I lived without linen for the majority of my life. I didn’t really “discover” linen until I started following blogs a few years ago. All I knew about linen up until then was that’s what the closet filled with extra towels and bedsheets in my childhood home was called. I knew nothing about the actual fabric that one can wear, especially on hot summer days. How did I ever survive summers without it? Up next on my linen wish list: linen sheets. They sound dreamy!

It’s only natural for me to wear head to toe linen as an ode to my favorite summer fabric. Though, technically, both the top and the pants are linen blends (the pants are cotton-linen). This loose-on-top and loose-on-bottom silhouette is not one I normally go for, but it adds to the relaxed, imperfect feel of the fabric. And yes, linen wrinkles a ton—you learn to embrace it! :) I picked the navy pants specifically to conceal wrinkles, so if linen is something you want to try but aren’t sure about the wrinkles, start with a darker color first.

Catch me later this summer (when it’s 100°F, bleh) repeating this outfit and pairing these pants with all of the other linen tees and shirts in my closet. Can’t stop, won’t stop. ;)


OUTFIT DETAILS

Uniqlo top / similar by Old Navy or Banana Republic (last seen here)
J.Crew Factory pants / exact (last seen here)
Target sandals / old; similar by Steve Madden in cognac or tan
Madewell earrings / old; similar from Nordstrom Rack
Madewell tote / exact (also available from Nordstrom)
Le Specs sunglasses / exact style
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact