summer days: home spun

inspiration - homespun
From top left: VDC catalogue, VDC dress, Erik Jacobs for NYT, A.P.C. bag, Castaner shoes, Steven Alan shorts, Steven Alan top, Zara top, Scott Schuman for The Sartorialist

Hot, sticky days make me crave gauzy, rough, materials - linen, canvas, straw, cotton gauze, chambray. Fabrics like these don't stick to the skin and let air circulate, and they evoke a sense of ease and the outdoors.

The best part about all these materials is that they are easy to care for, and they look best rumpled. I like them best when they are clean and spare - they'll still look right in the city while bringing to mind rustic joys.

Pictures from the sartorialist, vdc here and here, steven alan, la garconne here and here, net-a-porter, nyt, zara

Comments

Alexandra said…
Yes I love the almost stiff quality - gives you room to breathe!

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Amanda said…
Oooh! I like those VDC linen clothing. Lately I've been very drawn to the linen jersey material that gives one a slouchy, effortless sense of staying cool.
Nicole said…
I completely agree. Linen pants are the best thing for summer. And a straw hat is a definite must!
Joy said…
So right. I always love your recommendations :)
lin said…
Alexandra: Yes, especially on days when when you don't want to feel anything against your skin.

Amanda: So do i! But I find it unhelpful that you don't get to see every piece on a person.

Nicole: If only I didn't look like a strange old man in hats...

Joy: Thanks!
Kate said…
Zara linen t-shirst are testing my resolve not to buy cheap clothes. Linen just feels right for summer.
If Jane said…
lovely choices...;))
lin said…
Kate: They do have such great summer basics this year, very good for the weather. A good time to stock up, if you need to!

If Jane: thank you!

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