Look, I know it's a fashion cliché to say that investing in a classic item is important but honestly, it really is. The reasons are varied, but for me it's all about the cost-per-wear and because when you find something that you love and makes you feel good, you should stick to it. It's why the linen shirt is the ultimate summer staple. Whether it's long-sleeved, short-sleeved or sleeveless, there is no denying the versatility of the piece. Uniqlo has mastered the art of the linen shirt. And what's more, it's 100% natural fabric, grown in Europe which is breathable yet durable thanks to long fibres (meaning it won't fluff or deform).
So what can you expect to find in Uniqlo's premium linen collection? The line offers an incredible variety of shirt silhouettes and colours. There's the traditional long-sleeved shirt that comes in muted colours as well as pink, green and pastel blue. Then there's a 3/4 length shirt with a skipper collar (for those who aren't crazy about buttons), perfect for wearing with black trousers. And finally, my favourite, there's the sleeveless shirt. I'll be frank: sleeveless isn't usually a style I'd go for but in the summer, even rolled up sleeves don't do the job of keeping you cool. However, I was instantly drawn to its relaxed style but love that when buttoned up it looks smart. I styled it three different ways: with a skirt, a pair of jeans and a light jacket, and lastly with a pair of linen trousers and a short-sleeved jumper over the top, because the UK's summer is always unpredictable. Keep scrolling to see this linen shirt styled three ways...
Style Notes: A high waisted linen-blend pant is the perfect staple for summer, catering to the cooler days. Pairing matching shades of a colour is an easy way to lift an outfit. Add this light weight cotton jumper to complete the look.
Style Notes: There's a reason why jeans and a shirt is a classic outfit—it never misses. I love this white Uniqlo shirt with the brand's high-waisted blue jeans. Throw on this lightweight khaki jacket to finish it off.