Linen seems to be one of those fabrics that women either love or hate. They see it as an elegant natural fiber that’s cool to wear or a wrinkled hot mess they hate to be seen in. I fall closer to the love-it side, but it took some time for me to get there. I learned to “look beyond” the wrinkles because our new climate is so hot, there’s nothing cooler to wear. Today’s ootd is a casual no-iron linen outfit that’s dressed down and perfect for running errands and generally being fast on your feet.
I found these linen pants during a dressing room diary and decided they needed to be mine. They come in 6 colors and one print, in misses, petite, women’s, and tall. I’m wearing a misses XS in navy, so I suggest you size down. The side zip, stretch fabric, and button detail on the leg is what sealed the deal for me. I picture them with my classic white linen blazer and white wedges when we can get dressed for dinner out, but for today, I’m dressing them down.
I didn’t immediately embrace sneakers for daywear, but now that I have, I doubt I’ll ever look back. You’re still not likely to catch me wearing gym shoes when not working out, but this a big step for me.
These textured platform sneakers are super comfy and give me a tiny height boost which I always appreciate. They got smudged the last time I wore them so I tried this sponge on them and was delighted to find it cleaned the canvas as well as the sides of the sole. I wouldn’t expect it to clean off a huge dirt mark, but the dusty one came off.
No-Iron Linen shirt
My friends at Chico’s sent me this no-iron linen shirt to try and I must say, it is crisper than other linen. Rather than iron, I use this handheld steamer to smooth my linen because I like the softer result and it seems to reduce wrinkling. I’ll keep you posted on how this no-iron fabric performs because I know their pants and shirts made from this fabric are very popular.
MORE LINEN SHIRTS
My white tee has elbow-length sleeves and a graceful scoop neckline. As much as I love V and scoop necklines, sometimes a good old ballet neck is the most user-friendly and maintains your modesty when you’re bending over. I like to tuck mine in but you could easily wear a half-tuck or leave it out all the way if you have longer legs than me:)
What side of the fence do you sit about linen?
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