If the humidity is getting the better of you – the hair is sparkling, the workouts are sweaty, the clothes unbearable – it’s time to switch to linen. Breathable natural fiber has long since passed from furnishing into fashion with chic linen sets.
From Louis Vuitton, Dior to Fendi, the summer 2021 fashion shows were a seer of the future. Big brands have also followed suit with linen sets, pants and shirts becoming a staple, albeit slightly more expensive, on their shelves. After all, what fabric can keep you cool in 90 degree weather, especially if you lead an active lifestyle at home and outdoors?
It’s not just international fashion brands that have given the natural fabric their approval. Recently, fashion designer Manish Malhotra collaborated with BRFL Textiles Private Limited (BTPL) to work on a line using their new material LinenVogue – La ClassÃ©. LinenVogue – La ClassÃ© is a natural, sustainable and GMO-free fabric. An unexpected choice for the designer, Malhotra is sure to add a touch of glamor to this natural fabric. âA linen fabric that is not only comfortable but also affable with our weather conditions. Linen has the unique quality due to which it improves after each wash and, therefore, creating it will be an exciting process.
So if you’re looking for linen ensembles that promise to keep you cool this summer, and with the added caveat of looking stylish. Then these linen sets will be your summer savior. Take fashion influencer Sakshi Sindwani’s advice on how you can style the looks and say sayonara to the humidity on the way out.
A white one-shoulder or vaccine-ready cropped top with loose linen pants is the only way to have a “summer somewhere.” The men’s crop top (Rs 3,270) and Belize pants (Rs 3,999) are essentially wardrobe essentials that you will keep season after season.
This Sakshi Sindwani endorsed three piece set from A Curve Story (Rs 3,400) is essentially a visual representation of all of our tropical fantasies. Easy, airy with a flamingo print bra, it’s the solution to all our hot and sticky woes.
If you are looking for calming clothes, Summer House is your savior. The Roma shirt (Rs 4,000) and the Gul pants (Rs 5,500) with their abstract lemon print and their simple style are definitely on the agenda.
Hand-drawn and block-printed with pomegranate or anar plants, the Nasha jacket (Rs 38,000) paired with matching pants is an absolutely fruitful way to embrace the trend. The loose jacket is finished with mother-of-pearl and can even be worn as a shirt. .
Minimalism takes over linen ensembles with this piece from Love Birds Studio. The Outline coordinating linen set (Rs 22,900) in a vibrant turquoise hue features a layered detail on the back and contrasting ties.
Good Earth’s new diffusion line, Flow is designed for comfortable dressing in a corporate world. Made from a blend of cotton and kala linen, the gray striped jacket (Rs 12,000) and pants (Rs 9,000) can easily be styled or put on as casual pieces.
We loved the muted tropical print on the Sediment (Rs 13,000) linen set from Cord Studio. A sleeveless layered collar jacket with wide leg pants is the modern equivalent of a salwar suit which is basically our go-to for comfortable dressing.
Tropical prints, soft hues and linen sets basically go together to beat the wet weather. This is why the Dash and Dot linen skirt set (Rs 6,280) caught our attention. The bespoke finish and size detail of the paper bag is an added bonus.
Don’t let the cloudy sky get you down, the Khara Kapas Linen Set (Rs 7,650) in Powder Blue is sure to brighten your mood. Layered button closure and comfortable Bermuda shorts, this set can take you from zoom calls to lounging around the house.
The loose, fusing silhouette and earthy palette of this House of Fett creation redefines the notion of linen clothing as being frustrated. The Mersin stacked hooded pants (Rs 2,999) and the Mersin cropped top (Rs 1,999) are made from a fine crease-resistant linen blend.