This Is a Sign to Stop Stealing Your Boyfriend’s White Shirt

There’s a celebratory spirit that comes with linen—to retrieve it from our wardrobes and welcome in the warmer months (finally). Fun fact: linen is one of the oldest textiles developed; it has been used for over 10,000 years, but it doesn’t look a day over 21. 

Made from the inner bark of a flax plant, linen has quickly become one of the most versatile fabrics, from dinner cloths to wrapping mummified Pharaohs, to once again becoming a key part of everyday dressing. However, all things linen, including the linen button-up, shine during summertime. The comfortable, breathable properties (it can absorb 20 percent of its weight in moisture) mean our vacation days spent exploring cobblestone European streets or strolling white sands are not hindered. And thanks to its durable nature, linen is the second strongest fabric after silk. We recommend pairing a white shirt with some linen pants for a look that would make even Grace Kelly jealous.