Yay, summer’s here so let’s celebrate by throwing our winter coats and scarves to the nether regions of our wardrobes for all time (well, until next winter that is…)
Summer means cocktails by the beach, with summer soirees and catchups with our gal pals; all the good stuff we love.
While hot days and summer nights sound divine, it can be a challenge to stay cool. After all, no one wants to feel like a sweaty hot mess…not attractive ladies, not at all!
We want the confidence of looking amazing and refreshed, all while keeping things like sweat patches at bay!
I was brought up with the idea that cotton was the way to go to stay cool in summer. That was until I learnt about the benefits of linen clothing. A game changer for feeling cool in summer and looking great as well.
We love cotton, but it’s not always the best choice you have this summer. So, let’s answer the question once and for all—is linen good for summer?
Linen: The Ideal Fabric for Warm Weather
linen shirts good for summer? They certainly are, offering both style and breathability to keep you comfortable in the heat. The gals at ADRIFT absolutely LOVE the look and feel of linen during summer. What your clothes are made out of is one of the most important parts of keeping cool during summer. Whether you’re rocking a floral midi dress or one of our breezy blouses, one thing’s for sure–linens are your best bet for summer.
Adrift has been milling our own linen for years and we have perfected it. Our styles cater to every woman who needs well-fitting clothing that keeps us cucumber cool while everything else melts in the summer heat.
Why is linen good for summer? There are many benefits of wearing linen–here are a few:
Linen is a natural fibre with an open weave, allowing excellent air circulation.
This breathability helps in keeping the body cool by allowing heat to escape. This is one of the main benefits of linen clothing vs cotton we love so much. It’s not just beautiful to wear, it’s clever too!
Linen can absorb moisture quickly, making it effective at keeping sweat away from your body. Just another reason why linen is good for summer.
Wearing clothing made from linen benefits you by being a lightweight fabric, which adds to its comfort in warm weather. Linen lets air flow freely, so the fabric doesn’t cling to your luscious curves. You can strut around all day long feeling cool and oh-so breezy.
Linen dries quickly, which is beneficial in hot weather. If you do happen to sweat or get wet, linen clothes will dry faster than other fabrics. This is one of the main advantages of linen vs cotton for hot weather. Cotton does not dry nearly as quickly as linen, so if you’re out in a very tropical environment (a remote island perhaps?) you’ll be much happier in a linen outfit.
Linen has a natural and timeless aesthetic. We see someone wearing a linen dress, pants or top, and we associate it with a relaxed vibe. Linen clothes can be dressed up or down, just by your choices in styling and accessories.
I know that when we get together with the girls, the topic of the environment often pops up. Then there’s always our children reminding us of the virtues of a sustainable future for all. Linen is made from the flax plant, which is a renewable resource. The production of linen generally requires fewer pesticides and chemicals compared to some other fabrics, making it a more environmentally friendly choice.
It’s also biodegradable; it breaks down naturally over time. Not only is linen good for summer, it’s good for the environment as well.
How Linen Redefines Summer Fashion
Summer fashion is all about feeling carefree, comfortable and not having to overthink your look. The benefit of linen clothing is it works so well in the hotter months by keeping you looking and feeling cool. Not only is linen comfortable, it’s a look we’re used to seeing in summer; at the beach, in open-air restaurants and at evening functions.
Take our Oversized Linen Boyfriend Shirt in White as an example of the perfect summer number. It pairs well with linen pants, a skirt or even a pair of shorts. I know I can rework this look in so many ways, and I always get compliments on how good my outfit (and I) look.
Wearing linen in summer is an easy way to elevate your look while feeling light and carefree—the way summer should be!
Practical Care Tips for Linen Fabric
Caring for linen fabric is straightforward. After all, we have places to go and people to see—we’re busy women!
Some of my pro-tips include:
Gentle Washing: Opt for hand washing or use the delicate cycle on your machine with cold water to prevent excessive shrinkage.
Mild Detergents: Choose gentle detergents to preserve both the colour and fabric, avoiding harsh chemicals that can compromise linen's natural qualities.
Avoid Wringing: Linen fibres can weaken with excessive force, so avoid wringing out linen items after washing.
Avoid ironing, use Steam instead: For proper linen care, steam while the fabric is still slightly damp.
Proper Storage: Store linen in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight to prevent discolouration and maintain its freshness.
Keep your linen clothes in top shape with these easy-care tips. That way, you get to enjoy all the benefits of wearing linen without breaking a sweat over maintenance.
Choose Linen for Summer Every Time
Linen is a staple wardrobe choice for us women who want to exude confidence, comfort and grace in the summer months. Not only does linen keep you cool, wearing linen in summer means you’ll have essential summer outfits sorted for every summer occasion and event.
With so many styles and looks to choose from, you’ll always have a look that offers both style and relief.
Now, let’s meet at our usual spot for that cool drink and some chit-chat!
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