Ready or not! Summer’s here! And so is our favorite fabric to wear in the heat: linen.
There’s a reason this is a go-to in hot weather: The fabric is natural, breathable and allows for a crisp look and a cooling touch (In contrast, denim feels too heavy on hot days and materials like polyester and rayon can make you even hotter on a sweltering day).
Stick with natural, breathable fabrics with open weaves that allow more ventilation and cooling touch, like… linen!
Check out some of our favorite picks:
These products were curated by the Hinted editorial team. Hinted is the social shopping platform that lets you create lists of what you want to buy, and discover what's new and trending. Use Hinted to keep track of anything you want to buy from anywhere online, including fashion, trips, and experiences. "Good Morning America" has affiliate partnerships, so we will get a small share of the revenue from your purchases through these links. All product prices are determined by the retailer and subject to change. By visiting these websites, you will leave GoodMorningAmerica.com and any information you share with the retailer will be governed by its website's terms and conditions and privacy policies. Contact featured retailers directly for any questions about products before ordering online.
1. Linen Blend Maxi, MANGO
Linen-blend midi dress
This sweetheart neckline floral dress is perfect for any outdoor summer party, with its bold floral print and gentle pleats that are both comfortable and flattering. Wear it under a sweater or blazer for work! Style Hint: A low bun and a delicate gold locket compliment this romantic look. Flats are the way to go, especially for a garden party.
2. Patti Pant, Free People
These lightweight pants are super comfortable and are available in a range of colors. Style Hint: We love the sage shade for its versatile nature, but a pop of color like the 'chili flake' is great for a summer night out.
Bow linen top
Nothing embodies the spirit of summer better than a bright classic gingham, and we love the playful button-front shape and tie-waist of this button up top. Style Hint: Pair with a pencil skirt for dressier occasions and your favorite pair of jeans for everyday wear. (Pull it out on the Fourth of July!)
4. Belted Wide-Leg Linen Blend Pants, BP Nordstrom
Belted Wide Leg Linen Blend Pants
A paperbag waist and culotte silhouette make these cropped pants sophisticated yet relaxed, for a chic European feel. Style Hint: Simple slide sandals and a white tee-shirt complete this casual, pulled-together daytime look.
5. Striped Linen Blend Skirt, MANGO
Striped linen-blend skirt
Wide buttercup stripes and a flattering side tie give this midi serious French Riviera vibes. Style Hint: White lace up sandals streamline this ensemble. Try a light nail polish color on your toes for an extra pop of color. We'd reach for sky blue or simply pale white!
6. Esprit Linen Blouse in Khaki, ASOS
Esprit linen blouse in khaki
Even with the simplest of white pants, a linen shirt looks crisp and pulled together for the office. Style Hint: Add slides and you can wear it for the weekend, and a broad brim hat takes you to the shore in covered-up sun-shy style.
7. Linen Blazer Suit, MANGO
Linen blazer suit
Sometimes work calls for a suit, and you won't be sweltering this summer in this breathable cornflower blue linen option. Style Hint: Pair it with a white or black tee shirt for work but when date night comes around slip on underneath the blazer for a posh theatre-ready outfit.
8. Check Linen Trousers, MANGO
Check linen trousers
These checked trousers are our new go-to for both work and play for their neutral colors and classic over-sized plaid motif. Style Hint: A deep neckline and oversized raffia bag give these pants a summer flirty vibe!
9. Oversized Linen Trench, Avec Les Filles
Avec Les Filles Oversized Linen Trench CoatOriginal: $159
On those rare days when you need an extra outer layer, this linen trench offers just the right amount of coverage without overheating you. Plus the long line pulls together any outfit. Style Hint: A baseball cap and boyfriend jeans give this summer coat a model-off-duty look.
10. Seashore Striped Pants, Anthropologie
Seashore Striped Pants
Price: $58.80 • 40% SavingsAnthropologieOriginal: $98
Reach for these nautical pants for the ultimate beach layer you can easily slip in and out of. Style Hint: Adding embroidered sandals and a sleeveless chambray shirt give these pants an effortless Just-off-the-train-from-the-shore-chic look.
11. Linen Stripe Midi Dress, ASOS Curve
Curve linen stripe midi dress in pink pattern
Button into this candy-striped midi, available in sizes 14 through 24. Style Hint: Beachy waves and a bright tangerine lip compliment the cheeriness of this dress. For work add a cardigan or white blazer and you're ready for anything the day brings.
12. Palm Beach Belted Pants, Anthroplogie
Palm Beach Belted PantsOriginal: $130
We love these cropped pants for their subtle pinstripe and wide ring belt. They're flattering and can be worn to work or play. It doesn't hurt that they go with virtually everything! Style Hint: Add to the sophistication with platform espadrilles and a mock-neck top.
13. Beach Party Midi Dress, Free People
Beach Party Midi Dress
This classic sheath with tie straps is perfect for a night out this summer. We love the palm trees and flamingos print, which looks great with either heels or sneakers. Style Hint: Wear this to your next dinner party, and you'll be turning heads all night.
14. Sweetheart Top in Linen, ASOS Design
Long sleeve sweetheart neck top in linen mix with contrast buttons
This romantic ivory blouse looks as sweet as it is comfortable. We love the gentle puff sleeves and contrasting buttons, which set it apart from the rest. Style Hint: Trendy wrap ankle straps and a denim mini complete an ensemble, which is perfect for Saturdays in the city or a day walking along the boardwalk.
15. Original Dali Espadrille Slip-on, Soludos
'Original Dali' Espadrille Slip-On
It's no secret that espadrilles are the perfect warm-weather shoe, and we love the simplicity and versatility of this grey canvas pair in canvas, a heavier linen fabric. Style Hint: Pair alongside a breezy maxi for a casual style that boasts all-day comfort.
And two pieces we love so much …. We’d go beyond our $100 budget for them:
16. Calista Gingham Linen Midi Wrap Dress, Reformation at Nordstrom
Calista Gingham Linen Midi Wrap Dress
We love linen and gingham, and this wrap dress can go from office to Saturdays with a simple change of shoes. Style Hint: For work add a nude or navy block heel, or go with this season's trend of a wrap ankle espadrille for a summer casual vibe.
17. Glen Arbor Skirt, Free People
Glen Arbor Skirt
An over-size ruffle brings this linen skirt from ordinary to "wow" in several colors. We love the bias-cut hemline and fun, bold detail (like the fact that the ruffle goes all the way to the hip) which will make every time you wear it feel like a special occasion. Style Hint: Add your favorite flats or even boots, as shows, for a touch of edge to make it modern as well as feminine.