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Summer linen staples for women

Summer linen staples for women

Linen: the quintessential fabric of summer. Its timeless elegance and lightweight nature makes it the perfectly practical choice for warmer temperatures.

Let’s address the elephant in the room: yes, linen wrinkles. But rather than viewing it as a flaw, why not embrace it as part of linen’s inherent charm? After all, those soft creases tell a story too.

Linen staples for your warm weather wardrobe

I wanted to curate a selection of staple pieces for spring and summer. From relaxed shirts to fitted dresses, some crinkled, some silky and softer. These are warm weather wardrobe essentials!

Linen tops

The Breezy Linen Shirt is a must-have for every summer wardrobe. Whether worn buttoned up, or left loose, its versatility knows no bounds. Look for classic styles like these Eileen Fisher linen shirts.

Eileen Fisher puckered linen classic collar shirt in slate blue stripe

EILEEN FISHER Band Collar Shirt

I love a band collar! This shirt is available in several colors, sizes XXS-3X.

(This bronze color is great for Autumns. Winters, there’s Black or White for you. Springs, check out Flame. Summers, there are two light blues that should work for you.)

Quince long sleeve European Linen Shirt

Quince tank top

For those hotter-than-hot days, or as a layering piece underneath a shirt or light jacket. This one’s also available in several colors.

Quince linen tank top in Sage green.

Linen bottoms

Eileen Fisher absolutely nails the Linen bottoms for those days when comfort is key, reaching for a pair of linen bottoms that marry style with ease. I love that these options all provide stretch around the waistline for comfort and excellent tailoring.

Eileen Fisher organic linen trouser pant black.


For those of you who wear shorts in summer, these linen shorts are a nice length, and the relaxed fit helps keep you comfortable. Other colors available, sizes XXS-3X.

Eileen Fisher relaxed shorts in undyed linen
Eileen Fisher puckered linen wrap skirt.


A puckered linen wrap skirt may be one of your most comfortable options on hot and humid days. And this one’s on sale!

Linen jackets

This is the perfect time to whip out a Lightweight Linen Jacket for a polished daytime look or just to cover your shoulders from the sun (it’s easy to forget sunblock in the early days of summer). 

Banana Republic Relaxed Linen Blazer

A classic blazer adds polish to just about any outfit. This relaxed linen blazer is available in several colors, in Regular, Tall and Petite sizes.

Banana Republic relaxed linen blazer in natural.
Quince unlined relaxed linen blazer in blue/white stripe.

Quince European Linen Blazer

This one’s unlined, for a softer look and comfort. It’s available in several colors, is budget-friendly and very well-rated.

Quince Utility Jacket

If a blazer isn’t your style, you might like this Sporty Chic linen jacket. (Travelers, take note: this could also be worn buttoned as a shirt to expand your travel outfit options.) Several colors available.

Quince casual short linen jacket in Navy.

Linen dresses

While scoping out The Linen Shop at Banana Republic, it occurred to me that linen can be so useful for a stylish summer evening dress.

Banana Republic Mari midi dress clay brown

Banana Republic Draped Midi Dress

I love the interest the draped bodice adds to this linen dress, so elegant! It’s also available in black or white, in Misses and Petite sizes.

(If you prefer more coverage at the neckline, but still with some elegant shaping, this one is also very good looking.)


Here’s a wafty shirt dress in a cool pink. You could also wear this open as a lightweight duster. Sizes XXS-3X.

Eileen Fisher washed organic linen delave shirt dress in pink.
Eileen Fisher linen delave sleeveless sheath dress.

EILEEN FISHER Sleeveless Collared Shift Dress

It doesn’t get any lighter or easier than a sleeveless shift dress. Autumns, check out this Aegean color…Summers, the Nile may be good for you. Sizes XXS-3X and Petites available.

Everlane Linen Shirtdress

I have to imagine this breezy dress must feel close to wearing nothing at all. I love that swingy shape. 2 solids, and 2 stripe colors, sizes XXS-XXL.

The simple joys of dressing in linen! Natural breathability, timeless appeal and universally stylish. What are your summer linen essentials?

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