I'm a Shopping Expert, and I Can Confirm: It's Not Too Early to Be Thinking About Linen Sets


As someone who is all about ease in their dressing, my secret to looking put-together on any given day, whether you have 5 minutes or 50 minutes to get dressed, is a co-ord. Matching sets, pre-made to look polished and already styled to match are the most reliable additions to any wardrobe, and thanks to their ability to be separated and formed into various other outfits are incredibly versatile, too. As we coax in spring’s arrival, I’ve been looking to the fabric that defines the warmer months—linen. Light and airy, the relaxed nature of linen is one that always adds an ‘I just threw this on’ feel, whilst still looking incredibly considered.

Monikh takes photo in mirror wearing matching linen set

As the first rays of sunshine begin to seep through, now is the time to look towards this seasonal hero. And it’s not just me who thinks this. The new-in collections of some of our favourite brands are flecked with lightweight linen styles in all kinds of combinations. Whilst many of us might immediately think of a shirt and trousers combination, this season brands have honed in on this easy pairing, with waistcoat styles, skirts mini and maxi, in all silhouettes from relaxed to tailored.

Jessica takes a picture in a mirror wearing a white linen top and skirt set

Due to the fabric, which naturally creases with wear, there’s an added relaxed, bohemian feel which reflects the ease of war-weather days we’re expecting from spring and summer. Though this doesn’t limit the style to the brightest days. I’ve spotted a shirt and trouser combination worn with a trench coat and trainers on milder days, or blazer pairings that just require a tank top or shirt to blend seamlessly into your workwear builds.