Here's Exactly What to Wear With Linen Pants


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What do you wear when it’s 90-plus degrees out and you need to look professional, casual, chic, or all the above? The answer is simple: linen pants. That’s right—whether you’re going to work, on a date, to the beach, or simply staying home but dressing like you're headed out, linen pants will have you looking and feeling cool. That’s because linen is one of few fabrics that are ultra breathable while still looking polished (just make sure you give the piece a good ironing).

To prove this theory, we took the same simple pair of linen pants (similar style available here) and put together five totally different outfits, all of which are equally amazing, of course. Scroll through to see the looks and shop them along the way! 


To take your linen pants into office (or Zoom) territory, pair them with sleek accessories, a polished blouse, and an optional light sweater.

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For date night, go for fun accessories such as bow heels and a bright bag, a printed top, and long outerwear as an interesting third piece.

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Hitting the beach or backyard? Instead of your typical cover-up, opt for linen pants and a breezy button-down paired with a woven bag and sandals.

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For a brunch look that's cool and comfortable, opt for a cute top and flat slides, accessorized with a necklace and shoulder bag.

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For your coolest travel outfit to date, start with your linen pants and then layer a denim jacket over a hoodie, add sneakers and a backpack, and you're off.

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This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.


Since starting as an intern back in 2013, Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour has held several roles here at Who What Wear, and she is currently Editor-at-Large. It was a less expected route, seeing as she was graduating from business school at USC when this all began, but it has turned out to be the best one for her. Fast-forward to 2024, and she's moved to NYC from her hometown of Beverly Hills and spends her workdays a little differently from when she was an intern starting out. Currently, she focuses on a weekly mélange of shopping content. As far as her personal style goes, she's largely drawn to classic pieces and neutral basics but will always make an exception for something colorful, printed, or bejeweled as long as it's deemed worthy enough. After all, the only thing she loves more than a good party is dressing up for one. On weekdays, she can usually be found at home eating something delicious for dinner and trying to force her husband to watch Summer House.