How Accessories Elevate a Linen Look in the Summer - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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How Accessories Elevate a Linen Look in the Summer

How can accessories elevate a look in the Summer?

Accessories Elevate a Look- Even in Summer!

Accessories can elevate a look any time of year. But let’s look at Summer.

Summer is a season where it can get so hot you aren’t going to style that extra layer, be it a denim jacket, kimono, whatever it may be.

I know I enjoy wearing gold necklaces, or layer them if I choose. If I want something different, I will go with a light silk scarf in the summer. The square silk scarf is a fun way to add that “extra” to your outfit and add pattern or additional color to the look. Here is a similar option

Earrings- I fell for these rattan earrings I saw on a few blogger friends and they too, are light and give off that natural vibe that I love with neutral looks or what used to be called “safari styles.”, or “utility styles.”

In honesty, I love the dress both with and without a belt, so it may be your choice in a fit and flare style, to go without as the top portion of the dress should be more fitted and show a waistline. For added definition and contrast here, I chose this brown textured belt, which added more interest to the look as well. Here is one that is a natural color with a wooden buckle.

The croc textured brown sandals are another textural element. So, if your outfit is neutral, opt for some textural elements (accessories) to elevate the look.

I bought this linen dress on Poshmark for a whopping $14! It is from one of my favorite stores Mango. I’ve really enjoyed more thrifted shopping this year, with a spattering of pieces additionally, on-line. Since this was thrifted, here is one I found where the cut is similar. This one has a different style, but is a lovely linen dress with a similar shape.

Linen used to be my “nemesis” and is now really quite a friend! Especially in the heat of the summer. I will iron once and then, accept it as part of the characteristic of the fabric. I teeter toward romantic looks and tailored looks – and have really enjoyed both This tailored dress really reminds me of a Ralph Lauren style.

Other Linen Posts

Have a read – Linen Dress Over Pants

Styling Linen Pants for Summer

Tomorrow, I will be styling another linen garment for summer. So stop by! ๐Ÿ™‚

Other bits and bobs…

( have I been watching too many English programs? )

On another note, I am trying to make reels now. If you have any savvy tips or want to see what I am up to, follow me HERE.ย 

I am also on LTKI under elegantlydressedandstylish, where I am linking like or similar outfits.

Just got a pedicure and chose the color “Orange Cat Eye”. It really is cool when the sun shines on it. I wanted something bright and this has a metallic look as well. I usually play it safe, and get neutrals or pinks.

What accessories do you wear in the Summer? Have you tried a neck scarf instead of a necklace? I’d love to hear from you in the comments.ย 

Have a wonderful Day,


  • Leslie Susan Clingan
    Posted at 22:39h, 12 June Reply

    Fabulous color for your pedicure. Looks smashing with your outfit. I have always shied away from linen because of the wrinkles but I am seeing linen blends this summer that seem to be almost wrinkle free. Your dress is summertime perfection. I like the color and the texture very much. And what a steal!! Love how the texture in your sandals replicates the texture in the linen. And that bag!! I think it ties everything together.

  • Nancy Weiss
    Posted at 19:12h, 12 June Reply

    I love linen but it does wrinkle easy. Itโ€™s still a great summer fabric because itโ€™s breathable. Like the bag too, a classic statement purse.

  • Alexandra
    Posted at 12:44h, 08 June Reply


  • Michelle
    Posted at 10:36h, 08 June Reply

    This is a fabulous look, Jess! And I like the dress both with and without the belt too. What a great deal too!


  • Nipa | Fashionipa
    Posted at 11:26h, 07 June Reply

    Love your dress and can’t believe that you paid only $14 for it ! And oh, those earrings are just perfect! xo Nipa P.S. You are sounding rather English in this post. I went to British schools throughout my childhood so I still use expressions that make people raise their eyebrows at me!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:31h, 07 June Reply

      Hi Nipa! It was a great find. hahaha! I subscribe to Acorn TV and do enjoy English programming. Funny right? I just love the word “row” Not sure if that is the spelling.

  • Shelbee on the Edge
    Posted at 06:23h, 07 June Reply

    Ooh what a great dress, Jess! I really like it with the wide brown belt and your bag is gorgeous!


  • Michele
    Posted at 01:24h, 07 June Reply

    Jess, This is such a gorgeous outfit and your accessories are on point! xo, Michele

  • Jodie Filogomo
    Posted at 19:41h, 06 June Reply

    I’ve been wearing more and more linen. And this outfit is spectacular Jess!! I love the belt and scarf with it.

  • Christine
    Posted at 15:41h, 06 June Reply

    Great dress! I love linen for the summer already! I’m in Austin visiting my Son, and it’s so hot and humid! I have a linen blouse that I’ve been wearing a ton. I need to check out Poshmark too!

  • Heike Yates
    Posted at 13:03h, 06 June Reply

    I’m always hesitant because Linnen crinkles when you sit down. As much as I like the feel and look. Any ideas on what can be done about the crinkling?

  • Maureen
    Posted at 12:05h, 06 June Reply

    What a pretty summer outfit! I love your linen dress and the dual faux pockets along with the buttons are my favorite details. The orange cat eye nail color is also very beautiful. I love the pop of color! I bet itโ€™s striking in person.

    Maureen |

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:18h, 06 June Reply

      Thank you Maureen. I buy a few pieces of linen each year as it can get very hot here in the SUmmer. I loved how the pedi turned out too, it is really pretty in person.

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