Include linen outfits in your wardrobe this summer as it is a wonderful canvas fabric and an excellent sartorial choice for the extremely warm season. From pants and jackets to shirts and even shoes, it can be worn in a very wide variety of shapes so make sure you are taking full advantage of this fabric in summer.
* To wear linen confidently is to embrace the material's relaxed crumpledness, and the easiest way to do this is with a linen suit. Ideal for a relaxed summer wedding, particularly in a shade of tan, a simple two-piece allows you to beat the heat and still look smart.
* Finish with a checked shirt in crisp cotton to add in both contrasting textures and patterns. If you are wearing a linen suit, you should know that a white linen suit will have a more vintage vibe than a navy or brown suit, which feature a more modern feel. From an aesthetic point of view, you will not have best results if you are wearing linen from head to toe: break it down with some cotton!
* To stay breezy but still business-appropriate, go halves on your suit with a neatly cut linen blazer. Trousers are more prone to creasing from sitting down, so keep them freshly pressed in a dark cotton or cotton blend and opt for a lighter jacket up top.
* A white linen shirt is an excellent all-rounder when it comes to summer dressing. Owing to its laid-back appeal, a well-cut version can slide under a suit to tone down a more formal look, or sit over a T-shirt and shorts to take a casual combination up a notch. You can experiment with the colours as well. One could go for a sky blue version or try light pink.
(With IANS inputs)