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THT- Linen Trousers to Keep You Cool in the Summer Heat

Wear those linen trousers to keep you cool in the summer heat.  Linen is such a staple in the Summer, especially if you live in the South.

Linen- Does it Keep You Cool?

Linen Trousers to keep you cool. Do they?

I used to have a love hate relationship with linen. Well, mostly hate. I hated the creases and crinkles that would appear when I got out of the car, or just ironed it only to show the wrinkles shortly thereafter.

Now that I am older and wiser ;_) I really love linen. When you live in a warm climate like the South, your desire to stay cool in the summer supersedes those creases!

I have,  for the past several years been adding to my linen pieces in my closet.

Linen has such cooling and wicking properties . It has a looser weave which allows moisture to escape the body and air to pass through easily.

Cotton is also a great fabric for summer, but linen has better cooling properties  because of the loosely woven fabric and the fact that it does not stick to the body.

If you sweat a lot, this is good news, as linen   “It can absorb up to 20% of its weight in moisture before starting to feel wet” .

So, taking this into consideration, I came across these trousers on H&M. I was set to buy 2 colors, but they were gone in the bat of an eye. This darker tan is a lovely neutral and is more of a casual look. Often linen pants have a drawstring waist, and I prefer more of a trouser style. The drawstring waist will lend itself to even more of a casual look. I am linking several options for you below. I will wear these with slides as well, for a more casual look this summer.

I kept it minimal with a gold link chain necklace, and some new olive drop earrings. The brown rattan clutch and belt added some texture as well. The white tank was one of 5 I purchased in different colors from Target. Gotta have those basics!

See some of my other linen posts from the Blog-

Denim Shorts and Linen Blazer

Linen Shirt with Cargos

Linen Shirtdress with Straw Bag

Linen is quite popular now, with many retailers having a separate section of their linen collection. See Mango, See H&M .

Life Lately

Hope you all have been enjoying the sunshine!

Because we have flexible schedules ( hubby is in IT), we are able to go out to the Lake and paddleboard/kayak on week days. We went last Thursday and the water was as smooth as glass! The last few times it was choppy with alot of wake produced by numerous boats. ( what you expect on the weekend). Had a great time though, I love the peacefulness and stillness while getting great exercise. We did come around a bend, and to my surprise, a Heron let out a huge SCREECH and out of surprise, I thought I might be knocked off my paddleboard. I held steadfast! 🙂

We also heard a wonderful Grammy nominated jazz guitarist at Daveste Vineyards, and enjoyed a beautiful day.

My mom is coming this week, and my brother and family next week, we have many things planned!

I shared this yesterday, but in case you missed it…

Maybe you don’t want to see my feet close up, but I had to show you this cool pedicure I got over the weekend. It called “Cat eye orange” and there is a technique used to create the design. I usually play it kind of safe with neutrals or pinks, but wanted something bright! This has a metallic sheen too.

Tell me are you a linen fan? How do you keep cool in the hot summer months ( fashion -wise)? Let me know in the comments!

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41 Comments
  • Olivia
    Posted at 08:10h, 13 June Reply

    I think I am in love with those linen trousers!!!

    Love and Wellness
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  • Amber
    Posted at 01:02h, 12 June Reply

    Light linen pieces are perfect for summer, and I just love your outfit here!

    I hope you are having a great week so far!

    Amber

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  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 18:09h, 09 June Reply

    Fabulous summer look! I love your nail polish and I’m very envious of your lovely straight toes! Herons make such an alarming noise don’t they? I remember one flying out of some long reeds when I was riding my pony as a child – he got spooked and I almost fell off!

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

  • Lovely
    Posted at 05:30h, 09 June Reply

    I love linen for summer and your trousers are fabulous!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    http://www.mynameislovely.com

  • Anna
    Posted at 04:41h, 09 June Reply

    I all for linen, I think it’s epitomise the summer and La Dolce Vita. Love your look, Jess. Nice pedicure, I ted to let my toe nails get a rest during winter months. Might try this style in the spring 🙂
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com/

  • Gail
    Posted at 03:27h, 08 June Reply

    The way you look in those elegant pants is enough to convert me from my fear of linen! Love the earrings too xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:43h, 08 June Reply

      Thank you Gail! I’d like to get another color, but they are sold out at the moment.

  • Jodie Filogomo
    Posted at 19:26h, 07 June Reply

    Funny how we both were talking about linen in some form today. It really is the way to go in the summers.
    Your week sounds wonderful and I’m glad the heron didn’t scare you enough to fall off.
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:43h, 08 June Reply

      Yes, I have a nice collection and wear it alot in the Summer. Oh yes!

  • Lucy Bertoldi
    Posted at 19:24h, 07 June Reply

    Always chic and stylish and legs forever!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:44h, 08 June Reply

      Thank you Lucy! Im thrilled at the quality too of these pants.

  • Rena
    Posted at 19:21h, 07 June Reply

    Jess, you wear this elegant and yet easy outfit very well. And to answer your question, I’ve been adding more linen and linen blend items to my wardrobe as well. I’m not sure that I go head-to-toe with it but it’s not hard to work in a piece to summerize a look.

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:44h, 08 June Reply

      Thank you Rena! Yes, I wear mostly cotton and linen in the NC heat here!

  • Missy May
    Posted at 17:36h, 07 June Reply

    I like a good linen piece during the summer. A very airy fabric. You look so effortlessly classy.

    https://www.missymayification.co.uk

  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 17:01h, 07 June Reply

    I’m a big fan of linen too—I’m wearing a linen shirt in my post this week 😉 Those trousers look so elegant on you, and I bet they keep you cool in the summer heat!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:45h, 08 June Reply

      Thank you Cheryl! Yes, pleased with the trousers and am considering a sage green pair when they come back in stock ! Ill check out your outfit 🙂

  • Michelle
    Posted at 14:27h, 07 June Reply

    P.S. I love your pedicure! Got mine done yesterday. I went with purple.

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:46h, 08 June Reply

      Thank you Michelle! I think this is my favorite pedicure I’ve had in awhile! It turned out great. Oh, I bet the purple is pretty!

  • Michelle
    Posted at 14:25h, 07 June Reply

    A very elegant look, Jess! You are making me curious about linen. It’s nice you’re getting time on the paddle board. Now if the herons would just mind their manners. 🤣

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:47h, 08 June Reply

      Thank you! I have a little collection of linen I like wearing in the summer. Right, he nearly scared the * out of me!

  • Lizzie
    Posted at 14:19h, 07 June Reply

    What a stunning summer outfit! I love wearing linen dresses!

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

  • Pamela
    Posted at 10:29h, 07 June Reply

    I absolutely love linen trousers but bought a new linen dress this summer and really can’t get on with it! It just doesn’t flow with my body the way a pair of scrunched up linen pants do!! You look great in these neutrals Jess, enjoy your family time.
    Pamela
    http://www.style-yourself-confident.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:32h, 07 June Reply

      Aw, that’s too bad! You will have to try another! Thanks very much Pamela!

  • Di Cook
    Posted at 10:12h, 07 June Reply

    Love this warm weather neutral look on you, Jess! You look positively sunkissed, and your pedicure is very special, and great for the summer. Sounds like you have a fun couple of weeks planned and are really enjoying the spring. Thanks for sharing and the link up!

  • Kellyann Rohr
    Posted at 09:48h, 07 June Reply

    I LOVE those linen pants. I wonder if H&M will restock? They are perfection. I totally agree about linen, I appreciate it so much more now and realize the more you wear it, the better it wears! My post on Thursday is all about staying cool in the heat!
    What a pleasant surprise to see my post featured – thanks so much sweet friend!
    xo,
    Kellyann

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:49h, 08 June Reply

      I wanted to buy the sage pair as well, but they are all out of stock. I look forward to reading your post! I think they will restock. .:-)

  • mireille
    Posted at 09:16h, 07 June Reply

    I am planning on a pedicure tomorrow! I need to go paddle boarding once again. We have only done it once. I have a pair of pants that might be linen. Going to have to check the tag.
    http://www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:50h, 08 June Reply

      Oh I need to see your pedicure, what color! I relly love paddleboarding, hope you go for it again!

  • Jill
    Posted at 07:59h, 07 June Reply

    I love linen but get frustrated when it wrinkles so easily. Those pants are fabulous! This is such a gorgeous summer look! Love you pedi!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:50h, 08 June Reply

      Thank you Jill! I know but I just go with it now! I loved how the pedi turned out.

  • Jennifer
    Posted at 07:52h, 07 June Reply

    I love this neutral look!

    Jennifer
    Curated by Jennifer

  • Laura Bambrick
    Posted at 07:39h, 07 June Reply

    That pedicure is gorgeous! Love the effect! And your pants and tank look fantastic on you. This is such a flattering outfit for summer! Hope you are having a good week!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:51h, 08 June Reply

      Thank you Laura! I really wanted to try something bright but not neon. Loved how it turned out. Glad you like the look!

  • Mica - Away From The Blue
    Posted at 07:16h, 07 June Reply

    you always wear neutrals so well, and those linen pants are perfect on you! 🙂 I like linen but tend to stick to printed pieces to hide the wrinkles, or go with linen blends, haha!

    Thanks for the link up! Hope your week is going well. It’s a really cold, wintery one here!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:52h, 08 June Reply

      Thank you Mica, I do go for linen blends as well. Hope you are doing well too!

  • Katie
    Posted at 02:20h, 07 June Reply

    Love these linen pants! I also hate the wrinkles but they do keep you cool!

    -Katie
    http://www.hellokatiegirlblog.com/

  • Laurie
    Posted at 02:12h, 07 June Reply

    Linen is one of my most worn materials in summer Jess. I love the colour of the trousers you’re wearing. xx

  • Nancy
    Posted at 02:05h, 07 June Reply

    I ordered yesterday a linen blouse. My first linen item since decades. I used to hate it too, but it wears very good when it’s warm. I’m sure you will wear those trousers a lot.

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