Linen is one of the most coveted fabrics for summer. It’s extremely lightweight and breathable, making it incredibly comfortable to wear even in the extreme heat. Previously considered more of a leisurewear fabric, linen has broken out of the off-duty realm and has made its way into the professional world. Here are some easy ways to bring the summer-ready fabric to the office:

Linen Tailored SuitTailored Suit

Try a neutral colored linen like golden tan or brown clay in a tailored suit. A one-button blazer and streamlined ankle trousers keep the look feminine while maintaining the suit’s “in charge” attitude. Toss on a pair of barely-there heels for an added dose of chic.

linen full skirtFull skirt

A full, pleated linen skirt is perfect for summer dressing; it achieves the fun volume without added weight. For work, try a sophisticated color like navy blue and aim for a hemline that sits just below the knee for maximum leg exposure without venturing into risqué.

Linen BlazerBlazer

A linen blazer in a playful color like blush pink dresses up denim in a powerfully feminine way. For more creative offices, you can try a matching pair of linen shorts for a fun, abbreviated summer suit look.

Linen BlazerJumpsuit

The season’s “it” piece, the jumpsuit, is perfect from day (with a blazer for work) to night (with a statement necklace and heels). In linen, the full one-piece is unburdened and airy. Stick with black to keep it elegant.

linen CulottesCulottes

Linen is a fresh way to bring spring’s slouchy culottes into summer. They look particularly polished with pleats and a mini pattern like houndstooth. Counter the pant’s nonchalance with a pair of menswear-inspired shoes like patent oxfords.

June 19, 2015 — Shopify API