Style Bee - Light Linen

Light Linen

06.29.16

Style Bee - Light Linen

Remember Monday’s post, when I said this was my current uniform? Well, I wasn’t kidding! This is just a lighter, airier version of that look with the same concept in mind. This combination happens to be a particular favourite because the fabrics are so ridiculously soft and the palette is a little bit more light and fresh for hot summer days. I’m in Paris at the moment, probably wearing this very outfit, which is ideal for exploring the streets, taking in the sights and chowing down on way too many croissants and macarons. All hail the elastic waistband!

I bought this top and these pants from Elizabeth Suzann’s Signature Collection last year, when she was using a lighter-weight linen than she is now. Both weights are gorgeous but I must admit the lighter one is slightly more heat-wave friendly and feels like a dream on the skin. I also love how the linen drapes so fluidly for front tucks in particular. But no matter what material Elizabeth Suzann chooses the Georgia Tee and Florence Pant are going to be staples in my closet for years and years to come.

Have you picked up a pair of wide-leg linen pants yet? They’re a total closet game-changer!

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Georgia Tee by Elizabeth Suzann | I love this simple white tunic and this great lightweight linen version that’s very similar to the Georgia. This Ace & Jig top is in my cart waiting patiently for a moment of weakness. This cotton tee by Wilt is another good slinky option for the sweltering summer ahead.

Florence Pant by Elizabeth Suzann | These are a slightly slimmer, organic linen pair on mega sale and these are a linen Tencel blend that looks glorious! The Black Crane carpenter pants are another cult fave.

Birkenstock Sandals (made in Germany) | I’ve also been eyeing these black beauties and these white babes all season!

Eloise bag by The Stowe (On Sale!!) | This is a cylindrical fave and this one is incredible.

Cuff and Necklace c/o Young Frankk | Loving the latest Maslo collection too (all USA handmade and under $60)!



 

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  1. Nicole says:

    Hello! You look lovely in this outfit! Would you mind sharing what size you take in the Elizabeth Suzann pants? I am wanting to order but am not sure about the sizing. Thanks for your help!

    • Thanks so much Nicole! I wear a size Small with Regular length in the Florence Pant. I’m about 125 lbs and 5’7 for reference. Hope that helps! xo

  2. Jessica says:

    I adore this outfit and have been looking at linen trousers for a while, but I find the lighter colours are all so sheer! Do you have any tips? What do you wear under yours?

    • Hi Jessica, Thank you! I definitely know what you mean. White is the toughest. For this look I just wore nude underwear and can attest that Elizabeth Suzann uses a linen that’s not see-through, especially in her newest signature collection. It also helps when the pieces are looser fitting so there is less chance for show-through. Hope that helps! xo

  3. So light and fresh and pretty! <3 hope you're having the best time in Paris!

  4. Mun says:

    I love linen but I find it so hard to keep it crease-free.. Do you have any magical tips to keep the material presentable?

    • Nicola says:

      Hi Mun,

      I own a lot of linen and absolutely love it. I bought a small travel steamer that I use to steam pieces before each wear. I find that steaming gives a more relaxed feel than ironing. The softness of the steamed texture make any creases that appear during the day look like they’re meant to be there.

    • Thanks Nicola! I agree about steaming over ironing. I also think the natural creases that develop add character and the imperfections that make linen such a pleasure to wear. xo

    • Hey Mun, Good question! Nicola’s suggestion below is a great one. I typically iron my linen items and find the sooner I pull them out of the washing machine the better so wrinkles don’t get a chance to take hold. Embracing the natural quality of linen and how it creases to suit you is part of it’s charm for sure though. Hope that helps! xo

  5. Jodie says:

    Another great summer uniform Lee! I bet this looks perfect in Paris & I hope you’re having a wonderful time!
    I don’t have pants like these, and won’t be buying anymore summer clothes this year.
    I was able to update a few pieces I needed ethically with: Birkenstocks, Everlane shorts and a few of their tees!
    A lot of your links are to Eileen Fisher, which is great. I live in a crunchy, granola town (that I love!), and even though she’s expensive (worth it!) a lot of the local shops sell some of her pieces, so I’ll have to shop around for sales in the fall.
    Keep having fun, and being safe in Europe!
    Xo!

    • Thanks so much Jodie! Paris was such a dream! I was one of very few people in wide leg pants but they were great haha. Sounds like you’ve added a few good items and that’s all you need! Glad you like Eileen Fisher, their collection resonates so well with me. Planning to pick up a piece or two this Fall. xo