The usual summer uniform of denim shorts, a white button-up, and sandals are typically at the top of our outfit rotations every summer, but after a while, we can’t help but long for something different. Enter stage left: the linen pant. There’s something so satisfying about how linen plants flow with every step you take. Still offering the breathability and style your denim shorts do, the linen pant takes summer style to the next level.
The beauty of adding a pair of linen pants to your summer wardrobe is the versatility they bring. Go casual with linen pull-on pants or stealthily chic with linen trousers. Ideal for days you’re running around town, meeting up with friends for lunch, or going on a date, you’ll feel both chic and comfortable—and really, what more could you ask for?
There’s no need to rack your brain on the perfect summer bottoms when linen pants are (almost) always the answer. Give your denim cutoffs a break and reach for your new favorite pair of pants instead. Keep reading for our favorite ways to wear them, plus the ones we’re adding to our carts ASAP.
Keep it monochrome
It’s hard to find a chicer look than a monochrome one, and linen pants provide the perfect start to a tone-on-tone summer look. Opt for a seasonally chic black-on-black look (yes, black is in this summer!), or keep it breezy by pairing your white linen pants with a matching top.
With a simple tank
Haven’t you heard? Fun pants are all the rage right now. Lucky for you, linen pants weren’t left out of the fun pants memo. Taking shape with embroidered details or bold colors, fun linen pants might be our favorite version of this reliable staple. Let your pants do all the talking and pair them with a simple solid-colored tank or tee and leather sandals.
With a racerback tank
A racerback tank paired with the workwear look of linen trousers combines together to create an uber-chic look. Pair your linen trousers with your favorite sneakers and a button-up draped over your shoulders for the ultimate cool-girl look. This next part is optional, but we’d argue that this outfit is not complete without a coffee in your hand and sunnies on your head.
With a colorful button-up
For the days you really can’t be bothered conjuring up an outfit, try wearing your linen pants with a colorful button-up top. There’s no time like summer to stray from your beloved white button-up, as one in a bright pop of color screams summertime.
With chunky sandals
Now that you’ve got your summer uniform nailed down, we’ve got to face the next question: What shoes do I wear? Stay on-trend and wear a chunky lug-sole or buckle sandal. They’ll bring an element of edginess to the classic minimalism linen pants naturally have.
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