HOW TO WEAR SAFARI-INSPIRED LINEN

This spring, I can’t get enough of safari-inspired linen.  From easy, breezy jumpsuits to classic button-downs and matching sets, I’ve been pairing linen pieces with everything.  Naturally, when I saw this white and pink striped linen dress, it was love at first sight and I couldn’t wait to try it on. 

The Look

I ended up scooping up this dress from Mango and I’ve been wearing it on repeat ever since. I’m loving its A-line shape–especially because it looks so good on all different body types. It cinches at the waist, flares out from there and it feels nice and roomy.  The vertical stripes add the illusion of extra height, especially for petite girls like myself.

I love wearing this dress with the belt it came with but I’ve also added belts like the one here, here and here for a more structured look.

Today, I paired it with simple nude heels (more affordable here), red cat eye sunnies (less than $30!), gold hooped earrings and a blush cross body bag (similar here, higher end here).  I’ve been loving oversized gold hooped earrings recently and I love the extra pop they add to this look.

If you’re in the market for spring dresses, in case you missed it, I recently shared a similarly shaped little number here as well.


How To Rock Linen

This season, you really can’t go wrong buying linen pieces in neutral colors.  If you’re going to buy one piece of linen clothing, I’d suggest a classic white short-sleeved button-down. It will never go out of style and you’ll be pairing it with everything in your closet this season and into the summer. The one I’ve linked to here is so comfy and I can’t get enough–I highly recommend it.

The one drawback of linen is that it tends to wrinkle.  That said, it’s important to steam or iron this fabric before each use. When it’s pressed, it looks so much more chic! When it’s wrinkled, it can look like a hot mess. Likewise, linen is not always the easiest fabric to travel with so always keep that in mind!

Linking to some other safari linen-inspired looks at the bottom of this post that I’m eying (like the ones here, here and here).


Photography: Azusa Takano