Our love affair with linen co-ords is hotting up just in time for summer.
Whether you’re flirting with the idea of wearing a matching shirt-and-shorts-combo or a shirt and trousers, be reassured that this linen trend isn’t just a summer fling, it’s a romance that will go the distance. You’ll be packing your linen co-ords into every suitcase for hot summer holidays in years to come.
Why? Linen co-ords are the perfect beach cover-up, and can be elevated for evening too with smart sandals and jewellery. There’s no outfit planning involved, just simple and confident co-ordination. There are also waistcoat linen sets on the scene for summer 2023, and they’re set to be your smart office outfit solution co-ordinated just in time for summer heatwaves.
Not only do linen co-ords look effortlessly chic, they’re also incredibly comfortable. Linen is known for its breathable qualities, thanks to the natural fibres that regulate body temperatures. These strong fibres are also stretch-resistant, so linen will wash well time and time again.
The only red flag? Linen is notorious for creasing. You iron a linen shirt, pack it into a case, and when you take it out, there are crinkles all over it again. But, before swiping left, there are solutions! If you have space, I’d recommend taking a mini travel steamer like this one from Steamery. Alternatively, my tip would be to hang up the pieces in a steamy bathroom when you’re having a shower, which will take away the worst creases.
So, whether you’re looking for a vibrant printed co-ord that’ll take you from sun-lounger to sunset drinks or a co-ord in minimalist neutral shades for looking super expensive and elusive, the high street has a linen co-ord for you…