The transitional seasons can be a confusing time for any fashion girl. The temperamental weather can send mixed messages to your closet, leaving you slightly perplexed when facing off with your wardrobe in the morning. Want to know our fashion editor fix for that? Linen. This classic fabric is our go-to for all things layering and styling during transitional and warmer months, and for good reason — it does it all. It's breezy and sophisticated, cute in a variety of colors, and still looks fab without an iron! Luckily, our fave brand Uniqlo offers 100% French-grade linen pieces that make our heart and closet swoon. Read on to see how we recommend incorporating this essential fabric into your look this season for a total wardrobe upgrade.
BASIC, BUT ESSENTIAL BLOUSES
Is there anything as chic as a linen button down? There are tons of ways to wear it, but we're particularly into the low-key casual approach. A simple white blouse can take on a whole new vibe each time you wear it, but we recommend styling it with a scarf for an on-trend look. Meanwhile a linen button down in a seasonal color like yellow looks fresh and stylish when you pair it with cotton-linen culottes in forest green.
A MUST-HAVE JUMPSUIT
If you buy one piece for your Spring closet, let it be a linen jumpsuit. You'll be amazed at all the universal ways you can wear it! Try with statement jewelry and high-heeled mules for an elevated effect or with a ribbed black tee and your denim jacket for a totally wearable look. We love this stripped ecru romper as a weekend staple, but it could work for the office, too! Like we said — universal.
GO-TO DRESS AND SKIRT ENSEMBLES
One trick that every fashion editor knows is to have a few looks that you can always depend on for a good style day. This linen button down dress is a great option to have in your back pocket when you just need to get out the door. The 3/4 sleeves provide a fresh upgrade, while the ties at the side allow you to cinch your waist for the perfect fit. For moments that call for a slightly dressier look, a bright, colorful skirt is an essential. Pair it with a simple white button down for a totally put-together look that takes zero effort.
AN EVERYDAY BUTTON DOWN
We call this long-sleeve button down "the everyday" because you could wear it everyday — truth. The light blue wash makes it ultra wearable for any occasion, so whether you're rocking it with boyfriend jeans during a jaunt around town or with gingham print pants for a day at work, you'll be looking on-point at all times.
Art Director: Colleen Lennon; Photography: Diggy Lloyd; Executive Style Director: Dana Avidan Cohn; Wardrobe Stylist: Dana Andi Nash; Production: Cassie Doyle