My style skews simple at any point throughout the year. But now that summer is here, I'm all about unfussy outfits that are effortless to put together and give off a relaxed vibe, which is why I'm clinging to one easy wardrobe staple more than ever right now: linen pants. Linen clothing is a must if you live anywhere hot and humid since its breezy and lightweight feel keeps things ultra-comfortable. Practicality aside, nothing embodies the laid-back feel of summer dressing quite as linen pieces do.
That said, I'm reaching for my linen trousers more than any other pair of jeans or pants right now, and I figured you might be, too, so I went ahead and sourced 13 cool linen-pant outfits that I'll personally be bookmarking. I think you'll find the warm-weather staple to be surprisingly versatile after scrolling through this roundup—style a pair with a blazer for the office or wear them over your bikini as beach pants. Ahead, get inspired by how fashion people are wearing their linen trousers now.
Blazer + Bodysuit + Pleated Linen Trousers
Keep it cool (and chic) for the office when you pair linen trousers with a structured blazer and simple layering top like a plain bodysuit.
Linen Vest + Matching Pants + Flat Sandals
Vest-and-trouser sets are the outfit trend fashion people adore right now, and the duo gets even better in lightweight linen.
Poplin Shirt + High-Waisted Linen Trousers
There's nothing more crisp looking than a poplin shirt and beige trousers.
Linen Pants + Matching Top + Statement Sunglasses
Linen Pants + Ribbed Tank + Thong Sandals
Style your summer suiting the way of fashion people and add in a ribbed tank underneath your vest or blazer for a chiller vibe.
Linen Drawstring Pants + Bikini + Beachy Jewelry
Non-tailored linen pants make the perfect beach cover-up. Keep it simple with a classic bikini and some fun-loving beaded jewelry.
Linen Pants + White Tank + Gold Jewelry
And now, the outfit that I'm personally living in all summer: the all-white ensemble. A white tank and linen trousers get a dressed-up feel with the addition of gold jewelry. Bonus points if you slick your hair back into a "clean girl" hairstyle.
Button-Down Shirt + Linen Pants + Woven Bag
These pants always mentally transport us to a coastal town in Europe, so double down on that aesthetic with a breezy button-down shirt and woven tote.
Linen Pants + Silk Tank + Lightweight Jacket
You can never go wrong with suiting, and linen trousers work best with unstructured outerwear like a lightweight trench. To elevate them, layer on a silk tank.
Linen Trousers + Bra Top + Woven Bag
Raffia bags and linen pants are a match made in summer outfit heaven. Let the pants shine when you wear them with a simple bra top.
Linen Pants + Knit Crop Top + Platform Sandals
Knits in the summer might be controversial, but there's nothing divisive about a cute little woven tank like this Kendall Jenner–approved one that pairs well with tailored pants.
Short-Sleeve Knit + Linen Pants + Chunky Sandals
Since linen pants can feel mature really quickly, I like wearing them with trendier chunky sandals to give them a youthful spin.
Sleek Top + Tailored Linen Pants + Strappy Sandals
Keep it sleek and classic with a basic high-neck top and heeled sandals.
Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.