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10 Linen Pants Outfits You Can Live in All Season

written by MADELINE GALASSI

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While out-of-the-box, show-stopping pieces always have a place in the fashion cycle, we’re currently living in a time where elevated basics are just as trendy. Designers have taken a turn from the extraordinary in exchange to make the ordinary a little more exciting. The summer OOTDs of your favorite influencers and celebs are about to be curated from many basics, with linen pants at the top of the rotation.

Linen pants are a summer staple for a reason; their airiness gives a much-needed reprieve from denim in the warmer months, and their versatility means they can be worn anywhere from happy hour to the office. And while they look like an elevated basic, they feel like you moseyed out of the house in PJs, which means we’ll be wearing ours on repeat until the fall.

Trying to figure out what to wear with your linen pants? We’ve broken down the chicest ways to style them for any and every event that’ll pop onto your calendar this season.

 

How to style linen pants

 

Pair them with texture

To make your linen pants-focused outfit feel a bit more elevated, choose a top that has texture to it. Rather than a T-shirt, a crochet or knit tank will break up the look and ensure that your outfit doesn’t feel too plain. 

 

Choose your shoes accordingly

We already know how versatile linen pants are, but the key to making them work for a variety of events is swapping which shoes you wear with them based on where you’re headed. A heeled sandal can easily make them wearable for the office or a nice dinner, while white sneakers or ballet flats make them more casual for day-to-day wear.

 

Add a belt

If you’re tucking a top into your pants, add some more shape to the look with the help of a belt. Not only will it add additional texture to the look, it’ll also pull everything together in a more seamless way.

 

10 linen pants outfits

 

Tan linen pants with a tank and blazer

Looking to make your linen pants work for the office? Pairing them with a ribbed tank and a lightweight blazer is an easy, uniform-worthy combo you can turn to constantly for your 9-5. If your commute errs on the warm side, pop your blazer into your bag and put it on once you get to the office; the linen pants and tank combo will keep you cool and prevent arriving to work sweaty. If your office allows, you can opt for your go-to sandals; if not, swap the sandals out for loafers or ballet flats.

Everlane
Rib Racer Tank
7 colors available
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Old Navy
Rib Cropped Tank
8 colors available
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Everlane
Linen Oversized Blazer
4 colors available
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Eloquii
Pearl Linen Blazer
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White linen pants with chunky sandals

Summer dressing is all about simplicity, and this combo is simplicity at its finest. Throw on your favorite black tank, white linen pants, and chunky sandals on for a look that’s effortlessly chic for anything from running errands to a brunch reservation with friends.

Aerosoles
Strappy Sandals
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Seychelles
Leather Sandals
2 colors available
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Beige linen pants with a matching vest

The perfect match for this season’s vest trend? A matching pair of linen pants. The combo gives a understated pantsuit effect that’s begging to be paired with your favorite strappy sandals and taken out on the town. Pro tip: This outfit is just as good with a matching pair of linen shorts instead.

J.Crew
Slim-Fit Vest
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Reformation
Linen Vest
2 colors available
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White linen pants with a colorful button-down shirt

The perfect summer dinner outfit? Linen pants with a crop top and colorful button-down shirt. It’ll match perfectly with your summer tan and a cold glass of rosé on a patio. Opt for whatever bold hue you gravitate toward most—but we’re partial to Barbiecore pink and cobalt blue.

H&M
Oversized Button-Down
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H&M
Oversized Button-Down
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White linen pants over a bathing suit

Heading on a trip soon? Great news: Your linen pants can double as a swimsuit cover-up. Toss them on over your swimsuit and throw on your flip flops for an ultra-chic poolside look that can be easily swapped with a tank if you’re heading straight to lunch or dinner.

J.Crew
One-Piece Swimsuit
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Summer Salt
V-Neck One-Piece
2 colors available
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Green linen pants with a matching shirt

Wearing pants for summer is made a whole lot easier with a chic monochrome linen set like this one. Rely on it as a one-and-done look whenever you’re wondering what to wear, and top it off with your favorite rattan bag for extra styling points.

Reformation
Linen Two-Piece Set
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Eberjay
Linen Three-Piece Set
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Black linen pants with a one-shoulder bodysuit

Black linen pants are the secret weapon to an extra-sophisticated summer outfit. For the perfect date night ‘fit, pair yours with a one-shoulder bodysuit for a seamless, sexy look. Let the one-shoulder detail take center stage by throwing your hair up and going necklace-free.

Banana Republic
One-Shoulder Bodysuit
2 colors available
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Torrid
One-Shoulder Tank
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Striped linen pants with a strapless top

Didn’t know you needed striped linen pants in your closet? You do now. For a casual linen look, pair ’em with a strapless shirt or fitted T-shirt and your go-to sandals or sneakers.

Reformation
Ruched Top
2 colors available
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Abercrombie & Fitch
Strapless Crepe Top
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White linen pants with a puff-sleeve blouse

We’re suckers for a summer set, and a wide-leg linen pants and puff-sleeve top combo is what dreams are made of. The duo is comfortable and ultra-flattering, but comfortable and lightweight enough to take on a 90-degree day if need be. 

Abercrombie & Fitch
Off-Shoulder Top
2 colors available
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Eloquii
Puff-Sleeve Top
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White linen pants with a knit tank

If you haven’t invested in a crochet or knit tank yet, this is your sign to. Paired with rattan or straw accessories, it’ll give your linen pants look added texture that’s perfect for the season. Not sure which shoes to wear? Your favorite heeled sandals are a match made in heaven.

Eloquii
Crochet Knitted Tank
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Reformation
Sweater Tank
2 colors available
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Our favorite linen pants

Ready to find your perfect pair of linen pants? These are our favorite pairs of 2023.

Everlane
Linen Drape Pants
4 colors available
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Abercrombie & Fitch
Linen Tailored Pants
10 colors available
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Eloquii
Paperbag Linen Pants
2 colors available
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Eloquii
Wide-Leg Linen Pants
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RAILS
Linen Pants
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Madewell
Wide-Leg Pants
4 colors available, plus-sizes available
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Reformation
Linen Menswear Pants
3 colors available
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J.Crew
Wide-Leg Seaside Pants
6 colors available
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J.Crew
Chambray Pants
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Cuyana
Linen Wide-Leg Pants
2 colors available
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