13 Ways to Wear Linen in Every Season - Good On You
06 Nov

13 Ways to Wear Linen in Every Season

Looking for the perfect linen items to add to your wardrobe? When it comes to sustainable materials, linen is one of the oldest and most-loved. It’s a natural fibre we’ve been growing for centuries, making lightweight, breathable clothes that last and last. In fact, there are many pros to linen, especially when incorporated into garments made by sustainable brands.

When worn, linen withstands high temperatures, wicking away sweat without holding bacteria. For that reason, linen is often thought of as a summer fabric, but it’s actually wearable all year round! In this guide, discover how this classic material is being designed in contemporary styles by some of our favourite sustainable brands: here are 13 ways to wear linen.

CARPASUS

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man wearing blue and white striped linen shirt by ethical brand CARPASUS

Linen Shirt Stripes Light Blue – Ships internationally from Switzerland

For a classic summer look, turn to CARPASUS’ range of men’s linen shirts. These are made with organic linen, meaning no pesticides were used when growing the natural material. This blue and white striped variety is perfect for hot sunny days, with the fabric allowing the heat to escape, keeping you cool. And if you’re travelling, you’re in luck: these shirts don’t need to be ironed!

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OhSevenDays

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Linen Cropped Top Red – Ships internationally from Turkey

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woman wearing black sustainable skirt by ethical brand OhSevenDays

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For an added bit of glamour, go for OhSevenDays’ linen cropped top. These are made from 100% reclaimed linen, and feature side zipper fastening and double layered fabric. They go perfectly with matching shorts, a pair of jeans, or tucked under the aforementioned Arielle power suit! OhSevenDays’ garments are available in sizes XS-XL.

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ASKET

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The Linen Shirt – Ships internationally from Sweden

Cut from 100% linen, ASKET’s collection of dress shirts look both sharp and cool. They can be worn for work or at home, balancing the shirts’ relaxed fit with classic detailing through the mother of pearl buttons and structured collars. Give your traditional shirts an update with their range of muted colours: navy, olive, beige, and more. And the material naturally makes for real longevity, getting softer with each wash and wear.

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Infantium Victoria (0-16 years)

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Organic Linen Dress – Ships internationally from Italy

If you’ve got a little one to spoil, this 100% organic linen and cotton ruffle dress is bound to become a special occasion favourite. Made in Germany from organic linen and organic cotton, it features an asymmetrical neckline and Victorian-era ruffles around the neck and hemlines.

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Shop Infantium Victoria @ Luisa via Roma.

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Whimsy + Row

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Valentina Pant in Black Linen – Ships internationally from the US

Black flared pants are a modern staple, and a great addition to a minimalist or capsule wardrobe since they go with just about anything. Whimsy + Row is one of our all time faves, and their 100% linen take is top of our wishlist, made from natural flax plants grown in Belgium and dyed in LA using recycled water and certified low impact dyes.

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Pure Pod

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Awaken Jacket – Ships internationally from Australia

For a seasonal linen piece that is great for layering, meet the Awaken Jacket by Australian brand Pure Pod. Made from hemp and organic cotton linen, the Asian style collar and three quarter sleeves make this the perfect piece to throw on over a dress or top and high-waisted pants combo.

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Mara Hoffman

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Annetta Linen Dress – Ships internationally from the UK

If you want to treat yourself to a gorgeous linen dress, Mara Hoffman has you covered with the Annetta. With a two way zip closure all the way down the front, you can show more or less skin to your liking. Made with organic linen and natural dyes, this one is an easy fit—both on you, and into the fashion-forward eco-wardrobe of your dreams.

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Shop Mara Hoffman @ Rêve En Vert.

Vitamin A

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Lana Skirt – Ships internationally from the US

While you may know Vitamin A for its swimwear, it also creates some gorgeous linen beachwear like this always flattering midi length wrap skirt. Made from breathable and biodegradable 100% linen, the Lana Skirt comes in white, black, and leopard print, so you can match with your favourite bikini (or, let’s be honest, any top) in comfort and style.

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Beaumont Organic

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Emma-May Organic Cotton & Linen Top – Ships internationally from the UK

Keeping up with SS20’s hottest trend, Beaumont Organic has reinvented linen in these tie-style strap tops that feature an elegant cross-over back and v-neck detail. Combining linen with an organic cotton jersey lining, they’re both soft and strong, and can be worn alone or layered in cooler months.

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Shop Beaumont Organic @ Rêve en Vert.

Shop Beaumont Organic.

ARIELLE

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Power Jacket, Irish Linen – Ships internationally from the US

For an empowered ensemble, look no further than ARIELLE’s white linen power suits. Combining Irish linen and TENCEL, this suit can be worn as is, or paired with a light camisole or shirt. As with all of ARIELLE’s pieces, this is handmade in New York City, and made to order.

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Neu Nomads

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Organic Linen Cropped Peg Leg Pant – Ships internationally from the US

Linen pants are a classic, and these sand coloured ones are made from 100% organic flax linen using non-toxic, AZO free dyes. Flax linen is one of the strongest fibres in the world which means these pants will last for years and years, so they are a worthy investment for your sustainable wardrobe.

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Shop Neu Nomads @ Immaculate Vegan.

MATE the Label

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Linen Overall – Ships internationally from the US

For something a little different, look no further than MATE the label, who always creates exquisite takes on linen. These yellow linen overalls are a delightful example of how versatile linen can be. Overalls are perfect to wear alone on a warmer day, or layer with  a jumper for the cooler weather, and this super relaxed cut is flattering on many body types.

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tonlé

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Rachana Jumpsuit – Ships internationally from the US

For a more feminine take on linen, take a look at tonlé’s collection of waist-cinching jumpsuits. Made from a mix of reclaimed linen, cotton, and rayon, these pieces make the most of these materials’ natural relaxed draping, whilst accentuating your shape. And with two side pockets, they trump most dresses!

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About the author:

Besma Whayeb is the author of Curiously Conscious, a leading sustainable fashion and lifestyle site. Alongside her blog, Besma is the Founder of Ethical Influencers, a digital community of over 700+ like-minded bloggers and influencers from 42 nations around the world.

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