Linen is a natural fiber that is breezy + cool in the summer. It is sturdy + long-lasting...gets better with age, time + wear...resists odors, so can go a little bit longer between washes ...and looks best a little rumpled.
Last summer, a thoughtful soul shared that she had bought a couple of lovely, linen tops to add to her warm weather wardrobe + that they played a vital role in the enjoyment of dressing all summer long. I love the idea of just a few linen basics forming the backbone of a warm weather wardrobe. A few simple linen tops, a pair of swingy pants + a pair of shorts + a breezy dress could make quite a lovely one. No need to buy everything at once, but maybe as a couple of tops wear out + need to be replaced...one linen top could fill the gap. After a few years a small collection could form + be maintained...slowly + sustainably.
All lovely photos via links. Many more linen pieces can be found via the ethical brands page.