When it’s hot outside, the last thing you want is to be wearing or sleeping in something that is going to make you even hotter. Staying cool is top priority and no matter how much you may love that cute little dress in the shop window, if its made out of polyester it’s going to make you sweat from the moment you hold it in your hands. The same goes for bedding, you want fabric that is breathable and light in order to stay cool on those hot summer nights. Natural fibers are the way to go, and when it comes to fashion – practical can be made fashionable with light, loose, natural fibers like linen!
I know, your first thought is probably; me, wear linen?! No way! But we are not talking about your everyday linen pants and baggy shirts, linen is a beautiful fabric that is quite versatile. Here are 4 ways you can use linen this summer to stay cool and comfortable all day and all night long.
1. Linen Bedding: Linen has high air permeability and heat conductivity properties – that means it is a breathable fabric which makes you warm in the winter and keeps you cool in the summer. Perfect for those hot summer nights! It can also absorb as much as 20% of its weight in moisture before feeling wet…which means always having a pleasant, fresh, cool feeling when touched or slept on. They also become softer with every wash and are more durable than cotton sheets! More durable = longer lasting = less money spent in the long run!
2. Summer Linen Blazer: Whether you need to wear it to work or you want something to cover up an evening outfit. A linen blazer is your best bet in the summer. Unlike other blazers, the ones made of linen, are breathable and will always have a pleasant, fresh, cool feeling.
3. Linen Shorts: I don’t even need to explain this one. Linen shorts are super comfortable, and because linen repels stains better than most fabrics, they can be worn without worry.
4. Linen Dress: Perfect when worn from day to night. Linen dresses can be made to look great for work and are also perfect outside the office. Soft, breathable and light, it’s the perfect thing to slip on when its so hot out that you can’t imagine anything else touching your skin.
TÉLIO has a beautiful selection of Linen that can be used for everything from bedding and tablewear to clothing! Click the image to see even more!