How to Wear a Linen Blazer This Summer
By Danny Wong
, last updated August 5, 2011
This summer, if you're looking to beat the heat but still be one of the most stylish women walking down the street, wear an always fashionable, and summer friendly linen blazer. Linen is very much a summer fabric, so whether you need to dress up for work, or want to dress up just to look good, here are tips on how to wear a linen blazer this summer.
First, you have to choose a linen blazer that's styled appropriately for summer. It should be either white, khaki, peach, or other light colors, since dark colors would only attract more heat and will make you regret bringing out the blazer at all. For a bit more style, you can possibly go with a linen blazer with extra thin stripes. Thin blue and white stripes on a linen blazer are classic. The blazer should definitely have cropped sleeves so you're not covering your whole body, and can accessorize with some wrist jewelry like cuff bracelets and a watch. Your linen blazer should also have either center or side back vents which are more comfortable to wear and are more stylish. It's best to wear single breasted linen blazers which are easier to wear open and unbuttoned most of the time.
You should wear your blazer with something simple like a cute blouse, a skinny plain t shirt or a tank top, since you won't need to work too hard to look good in your already fashionable blazer. For bottoms, you can go with a nice pair of skinny jeans, cropped pants or dressy pants, depending on whether you want to look super casual, look appropriate for a regular office job, or look ready to nail a corporate board meeting. The top should somehow contrast the jacket, and you should wear classy bottoms with a pair of sophisticated shoes. One thing to know about how to wear a linen blazer this summer, is avoiding wearing flip flops at all costs.