The mercury is finally starting to rise which can only mean one thing: summer is here at last. Aside from switching out hot mugs of cocoa for tumblers of iced tea, we’re also making some subtle tweaks to our wardrobes. Linen tops are our new favourite thing over at Goose Island. And with such a variety of styles to choose from, the only dilemma you’ll have is: where to begin?!
In hot, humid temperatures, tight-fitting clothing can feel like a hindrance. As trendy as they may be right now, leave the velvets, velours and cashmeres behind in winter. Instead, opt for easy breathable linen. Few fabrics will keep you as cool and fresh as a crisp linen blouse.
Try out one of the season’s fashionable striped off-the-shoulder styles or one that buttons elegantly down the front of a chic tunic silhouette. Paired simply with a pair of sleek white trousers, it’s a staple of sophisticated summer style.
Feminine Form at it's Best
Base your outfit around a feminine linen top and you’re met with a multitude of styling options. There’s the gentle fit-and-flare shape that a loose tunic provides as well as the ladylike effect that bright floral print provides. Or, for those easygoing days, it doesn’t come much more stylish that a striped linen top in pale pink for a chic yet understated silhouette.
Colour the Season
Fashionistas in the know will tell you that the must-have colours for summer ’18 are crayola brights - and we couldn’t agree more! Canary yellows, tomato reds and magenta pinks… there’s something for every mood and temperament come summertime.
Then again, if classic monochrome is your go-to aesthetic, who are we to argue? An ensemble of top-to-toe white is not only effortlessly elegant, it will keep you blissfully fresh all day long.
Wherever this summer may take you, make sure your linen favourites go along for the ride!