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Trending Now – Linen

 

 

Happy Friday!

Tell me three things you love about linen. Now, I can think of the one thing that you aren’t crazy about. The fact that it wrinkles very easily.

I think you accept it as part of the charm, or go insane by trying to continually iron pieces  until each crease is removed. Just know, as soon as you get in your car, and then leave it, the wrinkles are going to be there again. I think accepting it as part of the style and material, you can then, ENJOY linen.

A bit of history- Wiki**

Linen /ˈlɪnɪn/ is a textile made from the fibers of the flax plant. Linen is laborious to manufacture, but the fiber is very absorbent and garments made of linen are valued for their exceptional coolness and freshness in hot weather. ( Perfect for the South!) Linen textiles are some of the oldest in the world, and were used as currency in Eygpt for a time. 

It has been scientifically proven to be a cooler fabric than that of silk or cotton. Linen is an age old fabric, dating back over 36,000 years ago. In the Fashion world, only 5% of linen production was used in the 1970s until the 1990’s where the usage changed to 70%.

It now seems that linen is popular once again, as the weather gets warmer and we are looking for fashionable ways of keeping cool.

Linen cloth recovered from Qumran Cave 1 near the Dead Sea
I have been doing a little bit of shopping here and there for the season, as I will for summer, and linen pieces are popping up everywhere. I really do love the look of a linen blazer with some paper bag waist shorts.. very tailored, very classy. But here in the South, I imagine myself only wearing the blazer with a cami underneath if going out at night, or perhaps in an air conditioned restaurant or movie theatre.
Love this classic structured jacket in a pale pink shade. Pretty with shorts, trousers, white jeans etc.
Blue Striped Midi dress– This one is on my summer wish list. Love the ease and style.
I am picturing this with my white lace espadrilles and straw bag.
This top has caught my eye. I love the embroidery and it reminds me of a print from the Ukrainian Tambouritzans.
i love the blue green color of this dress. You could also wear it as a linen duster with pants and a tank/cami.
 Isn’t this jacket smart and wouldn’t it look great with a pair of white linen trousers or  light jeans?
 I will probably add 2-3 new linen dresses, as this is what I am more apt to wear in the summer months.
– so being cool can take on a different meaning!
So, if you enjoyed this “Trending Now” piece , here are some other Trending Now posts for you to peruse.
So, to stay cool, are you interested in buying a few linen pieces for summer? Here are just a few of my favorite pieces:
Thank you for your comments, I love to hear from you!

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Style Wise hosted Cheryl of Northwest Mountain Living

Have a great  Memorial Day weekend! ( I hope to share some sales- Monday on the blog)_
Jess xx

12 Comments
  • Samantha @ FakeFabulous
    Posted at 04:02h, 06 June Reply

    Thank you so much for linking up to #Fakeituntilyoumakeit Jess!

    I used to dislike Linen… now I love that lived-in look…. Like Jodie says “Embrace the wrinkles!!”

    Have a fab week!
    XXX
    Samantha

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:01h, 06 June Reply

      I felt the same way Sam, but have bought several linen pieces this year. Enjoy your week as well! xx

  • Jessica
    Posted at 20:48h, 29 May Reply

    I’m sooo loving this trend right now, so cool and comfy to wear, especially the midi dress. That blue striped midi dress is such a cute piece!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:08h, 30 May Reply

      Thank you Jessica! I am waiting for that dress in the mail, I loved the style. xx

  • Jess
    Posted at 12:26h, 26 May Reply

    Thank you Kelly Ann! I actually bought the stripes dress and am waiting for it in the mail. I love that it has pockets too😉 I think line will be great in NCthis summer tooxx

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 09:42h, 26 May Reply

    So funny, as soon as i read the title of your post I thought of how much I love the idea of linen but hate the wrinkles, lol!!! You have featured some really pretty pieces, I especially love the blue and white striped dress, wish it was in my closet now! Linen is nice and cool especially in hot, humid Florida! Great post – so informative!
    xo,
    Kellyann

  • Jess Jannenga
    Posted at 11:37h, 25 May Reply

    Haha! YOu made me laugh Jodie! Yes, you just go with the flow as far as wrinkles are concerned… with linen 🙂 xx

  • Jess Jannenga
    Posted at 11:37h, 25 May Reply

    Thank you Suzanne It was hard to pick a few favorites! I am buying one of the dresses, love the suit too. Happy weekend! xx

  • Suzanne Smith
    Posted at 09:10h, 25 May Reply

    Linen is so classic for summer! I love all of these pieces, but the pink pantsuit is my favorite! Have a great weekend Jess!

  • Jodie
    Posted at 08:47h, 25 May Reply

    I remember when I didn’t like linen because it wrinkled…ha ha! Now I’m trying to embrace my wrinkles whether they are on my face or on my clothes!!
    Have a great weekend, Jess!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

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