In the summer you want easy-to-wear, comfortable clothes that work with lots of things in your wardrobe and that don’t need lots of special care. Simple, unfussy, hard-wearing items that you can throw on for a trip to the beach or a picnic, or just for pottering around the house. Linen really comes into its own in the warmer summer months. It’s lightweight, cool (it regulates your body temperature so you stay comfortable all day), easy to pack for vacations, easy to care for and looks great on its own or layered on chilly evenings.
If you are looking to add some linen garments to your capsule wardrobe, or need some beautiful linen clothes for an upcoming holiday, here’s our edit of essential things you will love this summer.
Cut from super-soft, drapey pure linen this dress will become your go-to summer item. The fresh Aqua colour will work brilliantly with sun-kissed or darker skin, as well as flattering paler tones. The knee-length makes it easy to wear with pumps or sandals for daytime and cross over into evening by simply adding some chunky jewellery and heels. We love the roomy pockets at the front, and the delicate tie detailing at the back.
Flowing yet structured, this sweet linen blouse is perfect for everyday wear in summer. The capped sleeves and interesting neckline lift it above most simple linen tops, and it looks lovely either tucked into shorts or worn over slouchy trousers. The Emily blouse from LinenMe comes in white and indigo. We want both – one for hot days and one for the office or in cooler weather.
Flattering yet comfortable, this gorgeous linen robe is perfect for wearing around the house over a summer nightie, or for wrapping up in after a day outdoors. We love the 3/4 length sleeves that show just the right amount of wrist, and the handy pockets that create a relaxed silhouette. This robe comes in four colourways so you can find one that works best for you.
A linen scarf like this will work hard for you this summer. Pair it with a dress to lift your look from casual to smart, drape over your shoulders for a chilly summer’s evening drinks party, use as a make-shift blanket for an impromptu picnic, or cover up a snoozing baby dreaming in the shade. Linen gets softer with each wash and the crumples add to its charm, so this scarf is very low-maintenance too.
Loungewear doesn’t have to mean shapeless, dowdy old garments that you are embarrassed to answer the door in. These beautifully cut pure linen pyjamas, pictured here in a muted grey, are the ideal combination of style and comfort. Soft, easy to wear yet flattering, the details like the mother of pearl buttons and gently gathered long sleeves make these the ultimate in luxurious homewear. Linen is great for sleeping in too, thanks to its temperature-controlling and moisture-wicking properties, so if you suffer with overheating in the summer these could be your saviour.
If you are curating and maintaining a capsule wardrobe this summer we think these hard-working, super-flattering and luxuriously soft clothes are just what you need. For more on how to care for your linen, this will help. And if you need advice on how to pack for your vacation, go here.
There’s been a definite spring-like smell in the air these past few days. The evenings are stretching a bit longer, the hens are laying more, wild birds are chorusing, bulbs are pushing stems gleefully up through the earth. It’s a time to celebrate renewal and rebirth, so we thought we’d give you 7 simple ways to herald in the new season. So sit back, pour yourself a cup of tea, open a window and drink in the beautiful spring.
If, like us, you are trying to eke out these last few weeks of summer by spending as much time as possible outdoors, here are some handy hints to help you picnic in style. Whether you are planning a big get-together, an impromptu open-air meal a deux or escaping from your desk with a lunchbox and blanket, we’ve got picnicking covered.
We at LinenBeauty are hereby proclaiming the linen tunic as a hero of our wardrobe. Linen is renowned for its moisture-wicking properties, its airy comfort and being quick drying, which makes it the perfect fabric to wear in summer. We all need those garments that we can rely on to make us look and feel great, whatever the occasion. To show you how versatile a tunic can be we have put together 5 different outfits that will see you from the office to the beach and happily into autumn.
With the advent of summer comes the joy of eating, drinking and generally relaxing outdoors. It’s time, then, for some easy ways you can make your outdoor space more inviting and beautiful. Here’s our 5 top tips:
Add softness and comfort to the outdoors by scattering some cushions. This will instantly brighten up your chairs and benches, and pull together your colourscheme. You can even drape blankets or sheets from trees and fill the space beneath with rugs and cushions for a boho-style tipi. If simple is more your thing, stick to a neutral palette to create a serene feel to your outdoor space.
With days getting hotter and hotter the absolutely best way to spend your free time is at the beach. Sunbathing, swimming, playing ball games, surfing or even riding a motorboat – there are so many great outdoor activities that you can try out at the beach. We all love beaches but they can create quite a bit of dilemma – you need to choose a swimsuit, sunscreen and even the towel you are going to use. Today we are going to tell you a bit more about natural fibre towels and reasons to choose them over the synthetic ones.
There is nothing like grabbing your favorite towel and soaking in the sun’s shining ray. Whether you’re relaxing by the pool or at the beach, why not treat yourself to one of the most luxurious and travel-friendly towels on the market – LinenMe! Lightweight and breathable, a LinenMe towel easily folds more compactly than a regular towel, while absorbing water just as quickly. These luxury towels that are affordably priced will dry your skin without drying it out – something many fall victim to in the summer heat.
During the summer, it doesn’t get much better than barbecue, family and a waterside or backyard party. This year while searching for the perfect table linens and towels for your summertime celebrations, look no further than LinenMe. The Lithuanian-based linen company offers an array of classic laid back summer colors and patterns that mix and match beautifully.