The Edit: Linen

Style Trends

Trending: Linen

Take on summer in classic style with soft tailoring to rotate and wear on repeat

Bex Gillam
by Bex Gillam

Linen is finally getting the recognition it deserves. No just for eccentric creatives,   it's THE classic summer fabric. (Year-round, even, if you’re a major fan). Not only seriously durable, it’s a natural fabric, making it both breathable (a winner in the heat) and biodegradable (a win for the planet). The area it often loses points? Travelability (it creases). But when we get over trying to make it look perfect and enjoy its breezy, rumply freedom, we never look back.

Striped Stretch Waist Shorts
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Two women in matching olive and ivory suits

Giving even the simplest summer looks a lift, a classic for gentler weather days and a solid foundation for trends—these are the linen pieces to shop now (and wear forever).

Linen Dresses

The gateway garment into full-on linen obsession: linen dresses are truly timeless (even dress code-defying). Linen shirt dresses are a week to weekend wardrobe hero, but sometimes a standout pick — like our meticulously cut midi from The Edit — is even better.

Linen Shirts

A chic classic for all genders, linen shirts are key to this season’s soft tailoring trend. Crisp sets, relaxed suits — from work to weddings, they’re wear-on-repeat classics. Button up for maximum polish or leave open for a more laid back look.

Linen Sets

Speaking of sets... they're another big trend for this season and beyond. Suits are the simplest way to mix and match linen—but this summer we have shirts and shorts for an elevated but effortless look, plus vest for serious bonus points.

Woman wearing a coral set
Woman wearing an ivory set

Linen Pants

You basically can’t go wrong with linen pants :  loose fit, high waist, slim fit. Style with a satisfyingly crease-free tee and faux leather sandals, and you’re good to go.

Linen Shorts

Linen excels as a fabric for shorts: it adds chic crispness — especially for tailored Bermudas, which are having a big moment. Now standard for both city breaks and beach, short shorts have a lot of loyal fans.  The textured feel is perfect for making them feel more grown-up and wearable than raw denim cut-offs or relaxed sports shorts.

Two women wearing shorts in taupe and cream
Woman wearing white shorts and jacket set