#1: Blazer, $1,054, Rejina Pyo
The Statement Blazer
Wear the linen version of the classic staple from the beach to the office. The playful assortment of buttons on this Rejina Pyo piece makes a case to try out wearing this blazer as a top with some white denim bottoms. Rest assured, this twist to the smart uniform will bring the Gallic sea-breeze with you, wherever you go. #2: Slippers, $650 (S$873), Bally
The golden buckle makes this the Gucci slippers for this summer. The mix of linen, leather and gold here adds an air of elegance and sensibility that can easily dress your look up or down. Put together with this flowy khaki green skirt for an understated, summer look. #3: Jumpsuit, $88 (S$118), Stelen Maestra
An All-Easy Jumpsuit
Jumpsuits like this sand-hued piece from Stelen Maetra are easy one-pieces to throw on and are fit for every occasion this season. To kick it up a notch, layer on colourful studs from Alison Lou with this bare-backed beauty if you have multiple piercings. #4: Cropped jacket, $1150.01 (S$1,540), Off-White
Who says layering only works for cold weather? Add some texture and dimension to your look with this khaki cropped jacket from Off-White. Linen makes jackets more tolerable even in sweltering hot temperatures, so you can still walk down Orchard Road and look badass without melting inside.
#5: Wrap skirt, $440 (S$591), Isabel Marant Etoile
Linen wrap skirts scream island princess. Contrast the soft beige graphic print with black leather boots (as seen on this model) to show hint at the island princess’s cool, grunge alter-ego.
#6: Blazer, $572 (S$768), Theory
The Everyday Blazer
Leave the linen blazer unbuttoned with some cotton shorts to tone down the formality of the fit. Add a splash of apple red or magenta to revitalise your look; the tan colour of this Theory blazer is the perfect base to explore new colour palettes. #7: Wrap top, $325 (S$437), Three Graces
This marigold wrap top flatters all figures and is great for brunch with the girlfriends at the latest It cafe. Head out with this and a pair of raffia slides to get that radiant summer glow.
#8: Pants, $237 (S$319), Staud
Though dismissed as informal, it is worth embracing the inevitable creases in all its sincerity. If you are still unsure about adding linen to the work closet, consider linen-blends like these flattering Staud flared pants with a simple tank for a start.
#9: Shorts, $2,169 (S$2,910), Saint Laurent
This linen lace up shorts is a testament to how you don’t always have to go ham on patent leather and or skinny latex shorts to dress with an attitude. Try linen-on-linen with this pair of linen slides for the ultimate model off-duty vibes, summer edition.
#10: Shirt, $1,007 (S$1,350), Loewe
Don’t be obsessed with ironing out every single crease. The allure of linen is its softness, so on top of making full use of its stellar ventilation properties, universally flattering cream shirts emanate that charming nonchalance carried out by our Parisienne sisters.
#11: Dress, $500 (S$671), Mara Hoffman
The Statement Dress
Wear linen to a romantic dinner with this bold emerald dress from Mara Hoffman. Layer on a statement gold bangle or chunky golden hoops to show how your girl knows how to work it even on balmy nights like this.
#12: Mules, $406.99 (S$546), Mercedes Castillo
Like the linen blazers, linen mules appropriate the sun and sand even when you’re in the meeting room discussing your next big project. Embellish your toes with some coral red or lilac polish to remind yourself and your colleagues to not to take life too seriously, ’cause girls just wanna have fun.
#13: Dress, $716.81 (S$962), Lisa Marie Fernandez
The Party Dress
Summer is about being spirited and carefree, and twirling in dresses is easily the embodiment of that insouciance. Hop on the 2018 pastel bandwagon with this polka dot Lisa Marie Fernandez maxi dress and pair with strappy sandals for a garden party outfit.
#14: Top, $578.38 (S$777), JW Anderson
In celebration of linen’s long-withstanding relationship with human civilisation, try this khaftan-like V-neck top with its pair of matching shorts to bring the sultry Moroccan summer to our little red dot.
#15: Bag, $1,849 (S$2,480), Stella McCartney
The striped Stella McCartney Falabella is your best friend this summer. Head on for the coming summer sales with this versatile tote for an easy shopping experience. It also comes in blue if you’re into cooler shades.
This story first appeared on www.harpersbazaar.com.sg.