I keep seeing this blazer trend this summer—including in my reflection.
Outerwear migration is telling of the upcoming seasons and the outerwear of choice this summer is the blazer, more specifically in the linen fabrication. I’ve seen an influx of linen blazers—both high-street and high-end—funnel onto e-commerce and they look mighty appealing for the forecast we’ve been lent in the UK.
Many factors make linen blazers an apt outerwear choice for the current season. They’re feather-light, low maintenance and malleable (for sleeve-ruching in the heat). It’s the one time of year when creasing evokes a carefree charm, which is just as well, as ironing is a distant cry from the reality of pulling outfits on balmy mornings. The characteristic of linen also embodies the coastal grandma aesthetic we’ve all wanted to replicate in the past months.
If you’re stationed in the office and bound by a formal dress code, linen blazers are a godsend, as you can adhere to a conventional uniform with simple updates and swap-outs. The use of considered and breathable fibres will keep you cool during the day and you can extend the wear of a linen blazer post-work hours.
Linen suiting best shines in the summer, in or outside of the office. Easy switches like shorts instead of trousers prolong androgynous styles throughout the season. There’s something for the girly dressers among us, too, as linen blazers can supplement streamlined mini and maxi styles of clothing. The bold colourways of S/S 22 are infiltrating tailoring and viridescent tones are appearing on sites from Mango to Arket, so there’s no shortage of pigment either.
I’m fond of natural fabrics, so I appreciate the linen-rich compositions. But if you’re looking for something with more structure and/or lining, I’ve been thrilled to see linen and lyocell melds. It’s a more sustainable fabric option, and moisture-wicking—a win-win! Keep reading for some of the best linen blazers to see you through this summer and the summers beyond.
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