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The Look Of Summer: Five Linen Outfits

Linen is my fabric of choice in spring and summer. I love wearing it because it is cooling, and I even love the wrinkles. Maybe it is because I see a few more wrinkles when I look in the mirror, but I’m embracing linen with a newfound love. So, today, I’m styling five linen outfits for summer, and I think you’ll love each of them.

The Look Of Summer: Five Linen Outfits – Eileen Fisher

Over 50 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a black linen outfit for summer 6

I recently did a post on New Spring Arrivals from Bloomingdale’s. I linked to these Eileen Fisher linen pieces and mentioned that I was going to order them. At the same time, I ordered a similar version from Walmart since the price points were vastly different. I thought it would give everyone a chance to wear the same style of outfit.

Over 50 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a black linen outfit for summer11
Eileen Fisher Linen Vest (Medium) | Eileen Fisher Linen Wide Leg Pants (Medium) | Layne Statement Earrings | Layne Statement Necklace in Golden AbaloneVionic Ankle Straps Heeled Sandal (TTS)

Several of my friends swear by Eileen Fisher’s clothing, but I’ve found most of their styles to be boxy-looking. I was thrilled to find this outfit because it looks tailored and sophisticated.

Over 50 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a black linen outfit for summer9

I was a little disappointed in the Eileen Fisher Linen Vest and Wide Leg Pants when they arrived. For the price point, I thought they would be lined. Instead, they were very thin and almost see-through. However, much to my delight, they looked and felt fabulous. The biggest issue I had was that they ran big, and the medium was too large for me.

Over 50 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a black linen outfit for summer10

I liked the look of the Eileen Fisher Linen Wide Leg Pants. They did wrinkle when I sat down, but that is to be expected. The length was perfect for me (I’m 5’6″ tall) when I added my Vionic Ankle Straps Heeled Sandals. Like the vest, I should have sized down to a small.

The Look Of Summer: Five Linen Outfits – Walmart

Over 50 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a black linen outfit for summer1
Tailored Linen Vest (Large – Needed a medium) |  Linen Blend Pants with Wide Legs (Size 8) | Double Buckle Block Heel Sandals (TTS) | COACH Leather Tote |  Large Hoop Earrings 

This linen blend set isn’t lined either, but the material is much thicker and more substantial. I don’t know how it holds up when washed since I ended up sending it back because I ordered the wrong sizes. I would have thought the Eileen Fisher set would have been the heavier weight, but I was shocked at the quality of this set.

Over 50 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a black linen outfit for summer4

This Tailored Linen Vest is made a little different from the Eileen Fisher vest. It has 3 buttons instead of 4, and the Eileen Fisher vest is straight across instead of having pointed tails. I like the way both of the vests look, and I would have had a hard time deciding which one to keep if they had both fit.

Over 50 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a black linen outfit for summer3

The COACH Leather Tote is gorgeous. Coach is a brand that means quality; their bags last for YEARS! This one is a great medium size and will hold everything you need. I love the black and brown color combination, but it is also available in other colors.

Over 50 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a black linen outfit for summer2

The Linen Blend Pants with Wide Legs are flowy and look fabulous. I love that they have pockets, and a 31.5″ inseam which is perfect for wearing the Double Buckle Block Heel Sandals. I ordered my usual size 8, but the pants are still too big for me. They are a relaxed fit, so I should have sized them down.

The Look Of Summer: Five Linen Outfits – Talbots

Over 50 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is styling Talbots linen for Spring and Summer15
Classic Linen Blazer (Size 10) | Effortless Jersey Raglan Tee  (Medium) | Wide-Leg White Linen Pants (Size 8) | Raffia Crossbody Bag | Nappa Slingback Flats

I have been looking for a new navy linen blazer to replace one that I’ve had for years. It is faded and shabby-looking. I found exactly what I was looking for at Talbots, along with a pair of white linen wide-leg pants.

Over 50 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is styling Talbots linen for Spring and Summer14

I was so happy when I found this Classic Linen Blazer! This blazer will become a staple in my closet that will be worn in multiple ways. One of my favorite things to do is wear a blazer with jeans. Blazers elevate everything you pair them with, and a casual/elevated look is my favorite way to dress. Although I rarely wear a blazer buttoned, I wanted to show you how it looks when worn that way. I’m wearing a size 10, and it fits me great.

Over 50 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is styling Talbots linen for Spring and Summer11

Chic, crisp, and clean-looking—that perfectly describes these wide-leg white linen pants. They are a wonderful, classic piece of clothing that can be worn for years and can be dressed up or down. I love the flowy, effortless-looking style of these pants. They remind me of old-school movie stars, and I can see Maureen O’Hara walking the streets of Hollywood in pants like these. I’m wearing my usual size 8, and these fit me perfectly.

The Look Of Summer: Five Linen Outfits – Kohl’s

Over 50 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a white linen outfit for summer6
Nine West V-Neck Linen-Blend Button Front Vest (Large) | Nine West Pintuck Linen Pants (Medium) | Nine West Novalie Wedge Sandals (TTS) | Nine West Carryall Handbag

Gurls…. I love it! This looks so chic and classic. I love the crisp white, which looks even better with my skin after I did my faux tan routine. These pieces fit me perfectly, and they are safely hanging in my closet. Lol!

Over 50 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a white linen outfit for summer2

Let’s chat about this vest. I love the classic v-neck design and sophisticated button-front detail. Made from a luxurious linen blend, it’s lightweight and breathable, perfect for hot summer days. 

Over 50 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a white linen outfit for summer1

I love these pants from Nine West! They feel like they exuded elegance with every step I take. The relaxed fit and timeless pintuck detailing, paired with the lightweight linen, result in the perfect combination of comfort and style.

The Look Of Summer: Five Linen Outfits – Atletha

Athleta Linen Outfit4
RETREAT WIDE LEG LINEN PANT (Medium) | EVERLASTING TANK (Medium) | RETREAT LINEN TOP (Medium) | Sam Edelman Sandals (TTS) | Italian Leather Convertible Crescent Handwoven Shoulder Bag

Is there anything more wonderful to wear as the temperatures rise than linen? This outfit is different from the ones above. It is more relaxed and casual and could be worn for running errands or a casual get-together with friends.

Athleta Linen Outfit

The RETREAT LINEN TOP can be worn in several ways. Here, I’m wearing the top and pants together like a set. For other variations, you can belt the look, tuck the shirt in, or wear it open, as I did in the previous photo. I’m wearing a medium which is relaxed and slightly oversized.

Athleta Linen Outfit5

Tying the linen top and letting a glimpse of the tank shirt show is one of my favorite ways to wear button-up shirts in the spring and summer. It looks casual but elevated. These WIDE LEG LINEN PANTs are all about keeping you cool and comfortable. They aren’t just breathable but also easy to care for since they’re machine washable!

The Look Of Summer: Five Linen Outfits – Shorts

Summer Linen Outfit From Walmart2
Linen Blend Tie Front Top with Cargo Pockets (Medium) | Linen Blend Paperbag Shorts (Medium) | Oversize Square Sunglasses | 16″ Knotted Necklace | Gold Tone Beaded Stretch Bracelet Set | Gold Filagree Boho Statement Earrings | T-Strap Sandals with Chain Accent (9.5)

This has to be one of my all-time favorite purchases from Walmart, and that’s saying a lot! This is not a set since each item is sold separately. I actually like it better when you can buy each item because your top and bottom might not need the same size. If you are a pear shape, you would need a larger bottom; if you are an inverted triangle, you might need a larger top.

Summer Linen Outfit From Walmart3

Here is a closer photo of the Linen Blend Tie Front Top with Cargo Pockets and matching Linen Blend Paperbag Shorts. The large print might be too overwhelming or busy for some of you, and that is when I would separate the pieces. The top can be worn with other shorts, jeans, or a skirt. It might be difficult to see, but the shirt has a tie front.

Summer Linen Outfit From Walmart5

The shorts fit me great. They have an elastic waist, which makes them very comfortable. I wasn’t sure if I would need a medium or a large, so I ordered both sizes. I wanted to make sure I got a pair before they sold out. Lol! A medium fit me perfectly in the shirt and the shorts.

I hope you loved today’s post! I tried to show you different price points, and ways to stay cool this summer in style. Tell me which of the five linen outfits you liked the best.

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62 Comments

  1. MaryCarol says:

    The linen pant suits are gorgeous. Do you launder them or take them to the dry cleaners? Just curious.

    1. Mary Carol, I’ve not laundered them yet. But, because they are lined, I’ll probably take them to the dry cleaners.

  2. Lanita Canup says:

    I am a new covert to linen !! I just got a new linen suit from Chicos in a coffee latte color !! so comfortable and versatile!!!

    1. I love linen, and brown is a trending color this year.

  3. Love the buckle sandals!

  4. Jennifer S says:

    Love linen for summer. Thanks for the reviews

  5. Patt Dyal says:

    The hot pink is your color!! Just beautiful.

  6. Love the outfits. Especially like the Walmart pieces. So cute on you. Congrats on the new addition to the family.

  7. The Talbots outfit is so classy! The cut of the Eileen Fisher outfit and the fabric look lovely as well.

  8. Linen looks so lovely. I think I need to add some to my wardrobe!

  9. sue Koren says:

    Congrats to your family

  10. Karen Johnson says:

    Love the linen pants and vest. You have me rethinking kohls. These outfits are tres chic

  11. Roberta Schwandner says:

    I love linen but usually only buy blends that don’t wrinkle so much.

  12. I love the pink outfit on you with the linen top tied in front:). You wear clothing so well.

    Congratulations on the news of the baby to be joining your family!!! That’s so exciting. Best wishes to everyone!!

  13. Sandra B. says:

    Congratulations to your entire family: your parents, your brother, sister in law, your niece and her husband!! 👏🏼

  14. Love the white linen outfit from Kohl’s!

  15. Love the pink set and the shorts. Both look great on you!

  16. Susan Mckenzie says:

    I just love linen—- I just don’t love the wrinkles????

  17. Linen, cotton and gauze are my summer fabrics. I wish Walmart would sell those fitted vests in the store. Back in the day when I was smaller in the bust I had no problem with the fit. Now that I am bigger in that area I am hard to fit. Love the outfits on you.

  18. cote outfits What a blessing to your family. Congratulations 🎉!

  19. Congratulations Great Aunt! How exciting! Would like to know if you kept/ reordered either the Eileen Fischer or Walmart black pieces? I’ve always wanted to try Eileen Fischer but the price point always stopped me. Might have to try – I love that vest.

    1. I kept the white outfit from Kohl’s. I’m still on the fence about either of the black ones since I already own black linen.

  20. Congratulations!! How exciting!
    I love linen and I really like that pink set. Too cute!

  21. Phyllis Martin says:

    I have tried many times to like linen. Maybe I have not found the right fit for me. I do well with the shirts especially the no wrinkle from Chicos.

  22. Julie Lozano says:

    Wow, the vest and wide leg pants look totally chic! Love it in you.
    I love the coolness of linen but hate the wrinkles. ( mass exodus of my JJill linen dresses… they looked like I’d slept in them).
    Love the pink as well on you. Beautiful!

  23. Joan Bullington says:

    Congratulations on the new addition to the family! Love the linen looks! Perfect for summer!

  24. Janice Nagle says:

    linen at Walmart. Who knew?! I wear linen in the summer. I’m going to check these out. congratulations on your growing family.

  25. Congratulations! How awesome ❤️. Love all the sets on you – never tried Eileen Fisher but I might look!

  26. Patricia Holmes says:

    Congratulations! A new baby in the family is always lots of fun! The linen outfits look very nice on you.

  27. Love all the linen looks. I own the Eileen Fisher set in the beige set and love it.
    Love the Athleta set in pink also.

  28. I love linen and wear it about every other day in the summer. Sitting here now with a linen jacket on. 😀

  29. Congratulations!! Prayers for healthy baby.

    I think I’d like linen more if I live in a warmer climate like Florida or TX.

  30. Linen, yes! I have several linen 3/4 sleeve shirts and they feel good anytime. But the white linen vests look great and I’m going shopping.

  31. Stella Gustafson says:

    Congratulations on being a great Aunt. Cute Linen outfits

  32. I wear linen all summer and these are all pretty outfits

  33. Love, love, love the pink on you! Color looks so good on you. Great post.

  34. Clarice M says:

    Cute! TY for including lower price points, too!

  35. BARBARA C says:

    Congratulations on the new addition to your family! Linen is my new favorite. I’ve always wanted to try Eileen Fisher but the prices stopped me. But I love the vest.

  36. Congratulations on the new addition ❤️ I love linen!!! Great options and different price points! Happy Wednesday ❤️❤️❤️

  37. Congrats on becoming a Great Aunt! I am one as well.
    Are any of those linen pants lined? Are they see-through in white?
    I wish Kohls still had the white vest available.

    1. The Kohl’s pants were lined.

  38. Carole from Canada says:

    I bought a couple of wide leg pants and they are my go to outfit when I go out. They are so comfortable and look classy. I’ll have to look for the sleeveless vest, looks very chic with the wide leg pants. Thank you!!

  39. I love linen! Thanks for all the options!

  40. Lisa Mary Luciano says:

    Congratulations on the good news! On a less important note…I discovered linen a few years ago (do people typically discover linen at around age 50 — when they reach a level of wisdom in life and dress?!) Anyway, I love the feel and look of linen, and I have enjoyed your options here. I don’t think I could ever do the vest, knowing my body parts. But, I so love that you include a variety of options, and from a range of price points!

  41. Love the pink top and shorts from Walmart. Thanks for all of the linen looks. AND congrats to your niece!

  42. Alice Muratore says:

    Love the set from Kohls. Going to order. Thanks for the sizing info too.

  43. Congrats on the new baby!
    I have not worn linen in years but might give it a try. Still have not adopted the wide leg look.
    I think they look better on a taller frame and I am short.

  44. Gay Manning says:

    Like the Talbot and Kohl’s outfits. Not familiar with Althea name brand but I like the pink outfit. Will check out this brand!
    Congratulations on the anticipation of a new family member😍

  45. Congratulations! Being a Great Auntie is so much fun! Loving these outfits and the look of linen, just wish it didn’t wrinkle!

  46. Love the linen. Kohls is already sold out 😢

  47. Marianne Kremer says:

    Love the shorts and matching top. The rest of the outfits look okay in the pictures, but I can’t get over all of the wrinkles in linen garments. To me, they look a mess as soon as you get out of the car. I wish I could embrace linen because It always looks very “vacation” to me, but just can’t!

  48. I think the first one is my favorite but the bright shorts and top from Walmart is super fun.

  49. Congratulations to your family! It’s always nice to hear good news! I love the vest but would have to wear something under them, would that look right? Have a Happy day!

    1. Rhonda, you could wear a shirt under it or a camisole.

  50. Congratulations on your new addition!! How exciting!! Love the linen but I just never have gotten into the look. But great choices and price points!! They look lovely on you!!
    Blessings,

  51. Congrats! & I like the blk set

  52. Great selection at various price points

  53. Love the linen, I am going to give it a try!

  54. Love the shorts and matching top.

  55. I love the white pants with navy blazer.

  56. I have never bought Eileen Fisher but I sure am tempted. Congratulations on your growing family.