STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Loose in Linen

With the hottest brands promoting midriff baring styles and sleeveless numbers this summer, it seems like the skimpier the outfit, the better. Though you may feel the urge to full-heartedly embrace this style during the scorching summer months, a linen button-down shirt can be a more practical alternative to your crocheted bikini top or bandeau, all while maintaining a similar aesthetic.

Browsing Style.com for the latest trends in street style, the prominent theme seems to be “All Festival, All the Time,” which is a mixture of ‘70s-style fashion with a bohemian flare. This Fashionisto has pulled off a more subdued version of the trend. Having anxiety about embracing the festival look with full-force? Just take a few notes from this Fashionisto. Wearing thin, off-white linen gives this Fashionisto a relaxed summertime vibe. Alternatively, feminize your outfit by pairing a button-down with a trapeze dress. Accessorize with a suede fringe bag and temporary tattoos, and you’ll look totally vintage.

An easy item to add to almost any outfit, a linen button-down should be named a closet essential. As seen with a pair of navy shorts and Vans, this Fashionisto has put together a great daytime look. When transitioning to nighttime wear, swap out the shorts for a pair of skinny jeans and you have yourself a casual evening outfit—the button-down is especially perfect for those chillier nights.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Comfort is an absolute necessity and this button-down is loose and cool, which reflects my casual sense of style. I’ve had this shirt forever and I never get tired of it.”