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HOT WEATHER DRESSING FOR SENSIBLE PEOPLE

Linen is law

06.06.2021

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Given the fact that it's nearly summer, it seems appropriate that the coming days are set to be warm. Although whether this is a blessing or a curse is entirely down to personal preference, you'll probably still want to be comfortable in the heat. While it would be wonderful to just don a bikini – or nothing whatsoever – and be done with it, we recommend linen if you're in need of something more substantial. Strong, absorbent and faster to dry than cotton, linen is what sensible people wear in the heat. And you’ll be more than happy to tolerate the inevitable creasing for linen clothes as lovely as these.

the LINEN MAXI DRESS

ALBUS LUMEN STRAPLESS LINEN MAXI DRESS, £415 AT MATCHESFASHION

Part a tribute to corsetry and part catering to comfort, we think this Albus Lumen strapless linen maxi dress is exquisite.

the LINEN SHORTS

ZIMMERMANN POPPY FLORAL-EMBROIDERED LINEN SHORTS, £410 AT HARVEY NICHOLS

What feels like being on the holiday you deserve but isn’t? These Zimmermann shorts.

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the linen CROP TOP

FAITHFULL THE BRAND ZEBRA PRINT PIETRA CROP TOP, £159 AT HARRODS

If a linen matching top and shorts set is what you want, you’re in luck: Faithfull the Brand also have a skort in this exact fabric.

the LINEN TANK TOP

ST. AGNI IMAN LINEN TANK TOP, £105 AT BROWNS

Wherever you go and whatever you do, once you obtain a top like this St. Agni tank, it will be with you for life – in a reliable as opposed to damning way, of course.

the LINEN SKIRT

BELIZE ROSA BLACK LINEN BUTTON SKIRT, £320 AT MATCHESFASHION

The breezy black linen! The pearlescent buttons! It’s safe to say that we like this Belize skirt.

the LINEN CARDIGAN

CULT GAIA NINA LINEN-BLEND CARDIGAN, £250 AT NET-A-PORTER

Mercifully for anyone who adores matching top and trouser sets, this Cult Gaia cardigan is designed to be worn with the complementary bottoms. But we suspect that it will look just as good with a mini skirt.

the LINEN TROUSERS

MISSING YOU ALREADY WIDE-LEG LINEN TROUSERS, £140 AT FARFETCH

We love black trousers, but they aren’t exactly suitable once temperatures rise – unless they’re these Missing You Already linen trousers, that is.

the LINEN BLAZER

PALOMA WOOL DALLAS LINEN BLAZER, £170 AT LIBERTY

We would style this Paloma Wool linen blazer with an LSD, if you must know.

the linen JUMPSUIT

CALA DE LA CRUZ MADELINE POLKA-DOT LINEN WIDE-LEG JUMPSUIT, £350 AT MATCHESFASHION

This Cala de la Cruz jumpsuit is made in the brand’s native Columbia. Wearing it is probably the next best thing to being in the country itself.

the linen MIDI DRESS

ALIGNE CALONIE HALTER NECK VOLUMINOUS MIDI DRESS, £89

This Aligne dress ticks more boxes than we care to mention, which might explain why Demi Lovato’s ‘Cool for the Summer’ just started playing out of nowhere.

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