When it comes to staying cool in the heat of summer, linen is hard to beat, especially this time of year when it is hot almost everywhere. How about linen in Fall and Winter? Did you know the same linen properties that keep you cool can keep you warm? Linen also retains heat and prevents the body from freezing. Let’s talk about my five tips on how to transition linen apparel into fall. As usual I am excited to be joining my stylish pals Sarah and Kim for our monthly Signature Style Series.
FIVE TIPS ON HOW TO TRANSITION LINEN APPAREL INTO FALL
Incorporate Fall Colors
Choose Appropriate Footwear
Combine with Warmer Fabrics
Integrate Fall Accessories
Here I am wearing a favorite Michael Stars tee with BR jeans, Artemis Design Co shoes, bone accessories, a Gigi Pip hat and a linen wrap (actually a throw) to add if it cools off. You can see how I styled the same wrap last in my post Under the Radar Ways to Style Jeans Over 50. All items will be linked at the bottom of the post.
This would be a great casual outfit for a fall football game, Eileen Fisher Linen Pants, the same Michael Stars tee, the gelato sneaks (purchased at Sole Tree Paso Robles), similar linen shirt linked at bottom.
I am just crazy about this Hannoh Wessel dress that I purchased at AndBe in Paso Robles. If you wanted to extend the season, layer a linen shirt underneath, and add some Artemis Design Co mules.
I know you are probably tired of the CP Shades Lily skirt, but I just love mine. You can find some on Ebay here. Here I am wearing it with a Cynthia Ashby mesh tee that you can find at Artful Home. It is pricey but worth every penny. It washes beautifully. You can find the tunic version (which I also own on the Cynthia Ashby website here. I accessorized with horn accessories (easily morphed into fall). and leopard mules (old but similar linked at the bottom). You can see more ways that I have styled the Lily skirt over the years here.
Those great Eileen Fisher linen pants are so versatile. I am stylng them with a BR jacket shirt (you can also see how I styled it in the post Under the Radar Ways to Style Jeans Over 50), a jute belt, and the same mules and accessories.
The last look I styled the linen pants and Michael Stars tee with a utility jacket from Treasure and Bond (similar linked below), Artemis Design Co slippers, and an old Anthro hat
SHOP THE POST
Remember Linen garments will not lose their shape after washing, and will actually become softer to the skin over time. It doesn’t need to be ironed to look good. High-quality linen is wrinkly and that is the beauty of the fabric. Linen is also one of the greenish and most sustainable fabrics. The flax plant can grow in poor quality soil with less water. In my book linen is a win win. I am preparing a video on how to “not iron” linen. You might also enjoy this post from the Design Tourist Design Tourist Tips for Transtiotioning your Summer to Fall Wardrobe.
Thanks for reading Five Tips on How to Transition Linen Apparel into Fall. Now let’s pop over an visit Sarah and Kim for their “linen loves”.