5 Tips on Wearing Linen and Not Feeling Like the Man From Del Monte

Most of us will have had an unfortunate run-in with linen before—it looks all beautiful and inviting when it's hanging on a rail, but after an hour in the wild (aka normal life), it looks like a crumpled mess. A crumpled mess with creases that never seem to press out ever again no matter how many times you steam your iron or go over it again and again.

Linen is a notoriously tricky fabric for retailers for this very reason, but this season, the fashion buyers are going back to it like it's an ex promising it has changed. But has it really? When it comes to summer dressing this year, it's all about raw, natural fabrics and beachy accessories. If you wear head-to-toe linen to a wedding, you might still find it stressful, but if you wear it correctly, linen doesn't have to be a crinkly nightmare. Keep scrolling to see our five tips for how to wear linen this summer.

Linen Blazers Are the Most Crease-Proof Item

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Hannah Lewis

If you have long been a linen hater and will never be able to get behind a fabric that looks like it's been in the bottom of your laundry basket for three months after simply sitting down, then a blazer is your way to tackle this trend. A structured double-breasted blazer or long-line jacket will keep its form but is a more summery update on tailoring.

Go All Out-On the Earthy Theme

On the other end of the spectrum, the most "on trend" way to wear linen this summer is to fully embrace natural fabrics and earthy tones. Think linens, raffia and woven shoes, a basket bag, brown buttons and accessories that are adorned with shells.

A Midi Dress With a Cinched Waist Makes It a More Flattering Fabric

Linen dresses and tops can be a little sack-like, but the midis that are reigning this season are all really flattering thanks to a cinch-style wrap at the waist.

Linen Always Looks Better With Button Details

All of this season's most coveted linen pieces have one thing in common: statement buttons. When it comes to holiday dressing, the only thing we want to wear this summer is Albus Lumen's beautiful linens with metallic buttons.

Now bring on those holidays.