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11 Fresh and Unexpected Ways to Wear Linen Pants

Time to prep our closets for spring!

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Linen pants are perfect in the warm weather, but believe it or not, they also make for a stylish option for most climates. Linen is an excellent choice to add dimension and a surprising texture to any look. So, while winter winds down, why not get some inspiration for the spring and summer season? Here are 11 outfits to help you start styling your linen pants in creative ways.

In Classic White

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If you've only got a basic knowledge of linen pants, you're probably thinking of plain white trousers. Keep things feeling fresh instead of dated in a more modern silhouette (like a wide leg), then add a fitted top and ready-to-go sneakers. Pooling hemlines are the look of the moment, so don't fret if yours gathers a bit at the bottom.

In a Pastel

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If you want to have a bit of fun, try a linen matching set in a pretty pastel, which feels jubilant and inviting. Although pastels are often thought of as springtime hues, we believe they're the perfect pop of color to uplift any outfit for any season.

As a Suit

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The linen suit is often worn when one wants the ease of linen with the fit and elegance of tailoring. Off-white linen pants are the perfect choice to go with an oversized matching linen blazer. Wearing a dark shirt or sweater breaks up the outfit from looking too muted.

In Black

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Black linen is just as classic as white but feels more dressy, whereas white linen can sometimes look too daytime for evening events. Wearing a black tonal look while on the go in the warmer months is also visually striking and surprising, and embrace the creases that may come with your adventures as the carefree crinkly is the epitome of cool.

In Neon

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Go big or go home, right? A maximalist neon suit isn't for everyone's style, but when it beckons you, answer the call. Keep the neon look tonal with a matching shoe, and add a simple complementary bag for optimal effect. Amping up traditional linen's impact with neon jolts is an easy way to turn heads.



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A tonal look would also be amazing in a more subtle color, so try a suit in raw linen if neon is not for you.



With Stripes

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Linen is great for an effortless modern bohemian look— so lean into the vibe with stylishly striped pants, an oversized shirt, and a slouchy bag. Not only will you be incredibly comfortable, but because linen is a breathable material, you can go with a longer sleeve even when it's hot.

Instead of Jeans

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Any look that is as effortless as a pair of blue jeans but as stylish as linen is one I'd like to try immediately; thanks so much. Wearing linen pants that mimic the classic blues of denim is a genius styling choice because there's no guessing game when you can style them the same way as your favorite pair of jeans.

Color-Blocking

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If eye-catching color and relaxed fits are your thing, then swap out your heavier trousers with a bright linen pair. This floor-length cerulean cardigan is a colorful contrast to the chartreuse beaded top and linen pants, which creates a commanding color-block effect.

In Olive

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Yes, believe it or not, you can wear linen in the fall! When the temperatures dip, and you're aiming for a bit of surprise in your look, opt for more cold weather-ready pieces and go for linen pants for an unexpected textural and visual contrast. Choose a pair of pants in a darker shade, and layer with tights underneath if you're worried you'll be too cold otherwise.

Cropped

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Cropped pants are especially lovely in summer because you'll feel easy and breezy while you're off to your summer functions, and you'll get to show off whatever cool sandals you're wearing with them. This jogger-esque pair packs a visual punch because even without the jacket, it is still exciting and dimensional all on its own.

Instead of a Dress

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Capture the romance of a corseted bodice matched with the relaxed feel of linen pants. A detailed corset top is a wink to a bygone era, but the pants feel fresh and modern, unlike the expected notions of linen dress. A combo like this doesn't need many accessories—add shades and head out the door. Replacing a dress with a corset and linen pants makes for an incredibly chic outfit to wow guests at weddings, tea parties, or other formal events.

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