A staple in any woman’s warm-weather wardrobe, linen is often reserved exclusively for the Summer months. However, here at The White Company, we think it’s worth embracing our favourite fabric from the earliest opportunity. Discover how to style our key linen pieces for Spring to create beautiful looks, perfect for transitional weather.
Inject some colour
Because of its beautiful natural weave and slightly organic look, linen is traditionally dyed in solely neutral hues, letting the beautiful nuances of the flax-based fabric shine. However, coloured linen can look gorgeous, too, giving a real boost to Spring outfits. It’s also especially soft due to the garment-wash that creates each hue.
Universally flattering for all skin tones, a classic navy is a great option to dip your toe into coloured linen. Our Bib Front Dress, with its gentle gathers and loose fluid shape, is figure flattering, too. We recommend layering it with a jacket to finally answer the classic conundrum of what to wear to the office once the cooler months are behind us.
This Linen-Rich V-Neck Jumper is perfect for Spring layering. Worn over a basic camisole, it adds some extra warmth on chillier mornings. Utility-inspired looks are set to be a huge trend this year, and always look great with white. So, pair this gorgeously green jumper with white denim as Summer approaches.
An eye for detail
We have worked with esteemed Irish mill Baird McNutt to create a super soft, supple linen that is perfect for delicate design details.
Up your sleeve
The fluted-sleeve detail on our Linen Shell T-Shirt gives it a fashion-forward finish, creating a wonderfully feminine style you’ll turn to time and time again. Pair white jeans with this soft top to create a considered everyday look with a subtle twist.
It’s a wrap
Warmer temperatures call for effortlessly elegant staples, such as this simple Linen Wrap Over Top. The pressed pleat on the left-hand side provides a feature finish, guaranteed to make you look and feel polished and put-together. Although this top can be dressed up or down with different accessories, we think it works best with our Tencel-Linen Blazer, resulting in the ultimate desk-to-dinner outfit.
When it comes to this love affair with linen, don’t just take our word for it. Our favourite bloggers-come-style gurus have also been seen sporting the fabric of the season.
From balmy Miami beaches to crisp London mornings, fashion blogger and connoisseur of wardrobe essentials Emma Hill shows us just how versatile a white linen shirt can be. Spotted looking stylish on both sides of the Atlantic in our Linen Pocket Shirt, Emma has elevated this classic shirt to our ultimate wear now and later purchase; easily transitioning from your workwear wardrobe to sun-soaked holiday chic. Just remember to follow Emma’s tip and “unbutton the top few buttons and roll up the sleeves,” for a contemporary look.
Green Eyed Girl
It was love at first sight when Claire Wainwright, of The Green-Eyed Girl, was introduced to our Linen Pocket Dress. The relaxed nature of linen lends itself to the easy silhouette of this dress, making it an effortless one-step outfit for Spring. Claire teams hers with some classic white trainers for a masculine-meets-feminine look. If you’re looking ahead to your Summer break, we recommend trying its Breton-striped sister – our Linen Stripe Pocket Dress – destined for days on the beach. See how Claire styled the rest of our Spring collection here.