It's Official: Fashion People Have Proclaimed This Summer's Chicest Staple

Once a fabric with a reputation for being difficult to wear (not to mention to iron), linen has regained affection in the fashion world over the past couple of summers. The material has dominated everything from dresses to co-ords and trousers, with labels like Bondi Born, Faithfull the Brand, and Prada serving up chic linen garments. Still, perhaps the most in-demand linen item remains the simplest: the shirt. Even when linen had largely fallen out of style, linen shirts remained ever-present. And with the warmer months coming upon us swiftly, now seems like the perfect time to invest in one should your wardrobe be lacking.

While classic shades of black, white and beige will always be a safe sartorial bet, we've noticed that more and more of our influencer friends are opting for bright or pastel hues, thus creating some joyful outfits in the process. That said, you needn't be a maximalist to get in on the linen-shirt trend. Our favourite minimalist dressers are snapping up linen shirts in a muted palette of khaki, navy and ecru. To show you the best of both, we've rounded up some of the sleekest linen-shirt 'fits below. Then, once you're suitably convinced that you need one too, scroll on to see and shop what we think are the best linen shirts for women.


Linen Shirts for Women: @sylviemus_ wears a khaki linen shirt



Sylvie keeps things classic in a khaki linen shirt with blue jeans and minimal accessories. 



Thandi wears her yellow linen shirt with matching shorts—the perfect summer throw-on outfit.

Linen Shirts for Women: @monikh wears a classic blue linen shirt



Monikh uses her oversize linen shirt to give her joggers serious luxe appeal. 

Linen Shirts for Women: @frannfyne wears a white linen shirt with a printed midi skirt



Franny's outfit looks beautiful with the linen short-sleeve shirt, which she uses to neutralise the statement print of her midi skirt. 

Chiara styles here blue linen shirt with wide-leg trousers and Converse for an easy look that will serve you well this summer.

Make like Lucy and leave the bottom buttons of your oversize linen shirt undone for an alternative styling option. 

Chloé showcases a masterclass in layering with her pistachio linen shirt, which she's paired with a classic white button-down. 

Linen Shirts for Women: @smythsisters wears a sunny yellow linen shirt



Marianne gives her tailored trousers a downtime spin with a pair of Converse and a sunny yellow linen shirt. 


I love this chic stone hue which will go with everything from black and white to pinks and greens.

I love the idea of tucking a shirt into a denim skirt as above.

Short sleeve is a winner for the heatwave.

How lovely is this sunny yellow hue?

With Nothing Underneath do some of the best shirts in the game.

A pretty pink style will look great with white trousers or denim.

Striped linen white white jeans? A match made in heaven.

I love the addition of the pretty embroidery on this shirt.

Don't get me wrong, I love blue and white stripes, but there's something about pink and white that just makes me happy.

Wear it with jeans, shorts, or loose linen trousers in any shade.

Pair a peachy linen shirt with beige trousers for a summer work look that feels chic and cool.

You can always rely on M&S for great basics.

Massimo Dutti is a fab choice for premium pieces that still feel affordable.

This blue hue looks great with denim.

Available in 9 colours and sizes XS to XXL.

Australian brand Posse is now available in the UK via Matches!