How to Dress for Summer 2021 When All You’ve Been Wearing Are Sweatpants

You’ve lived in sweatpants for the past several months, and you have no intention of giving up that level of coziness. But it’s time to move on to a trendier (and cooler) wardrobe. Summer’s version of your cozy sweats? Cool, breathable and relaxed linen. It’s easy to throw on, naturally temperature-regulating so you’ll always feel comfortable, gets softer with every wash and is anti-bacterial.

Garnet Hill’s Linen Shop is full of on-trend styles that could be worn on vacation to the Cape or a Saturday at the farmer’s market. The best part: Their linen is also responsibly sourced from Portugal. It comes from European flax, which (and forgive us for nerding out for a sec), is really unique because it needs as much as 60 percent less water to grow than cotton, lasts even longer (longevity=sustainability) and is less susceptible to disease and pests (thus, requiring fewer chemicals and pesticides).

Yep, it’s official. There’s nothing not to love about linen. Here, five styles that will have you feeling and looking your best, all summer long.

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1. Garnet Hill Washed Linen Blazer And Shorts

Your casual separates have no place in 70+ degrees. Home in on the menswear trend with a breathable linen blazer and matching shorts.

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2. Garnet Hill Easy Linen Tunic

It’s hot girl summer (yes, again) and this tunic made of linen is here to keep you cool. The long, oversized fit and shirttail hem allow for even more temperature regulation, and the seven different patterns mean we can finally replace our worn-out sweatshirts with this breezy-yet-put-together staple.

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3. Garnet Hill Easy Linen Slip Dress

We remember thinking when satin slip dresses were in vogue last summer: Does nobody else sweat or spill anything on themselves?! This time around, swap satin for linen with knee-high slits and a flattering V-neck. It’s feather-light and much more forgiving.

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4. Garnet Hill Classic Linen Trousers

Or try linen in the wide-leg pants version, easy for throwing on over a swimsuit for a day by the pool or with a French-tucked button-down for Saturday brunch. Just be warned, your leggings will be very jealous.

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5. Garnet Hill Seamed Linen Top

You can’t go wrong with a boxy striped tee that’s as light as air. It’s already washed, so it’s soft and never stiff, with a playful stripe pattern that feels very Tuscan countryside.


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