Linen shirts are a must-have this summer and I've just found the perfect one

With the arrival of warmer weather I'm on the hunt for linen staples, and I may have found the best options on the high street

Linen resort shirt ARKET
(Image credit: Arket)

Linen shirts always make me feel effortlessly cool and are a must-have in the warmer weather, and i've just found the perfect one to see me through the summer months.

If you're currently on the hunt for weather-appropriate staples, then look no further than a crisp white linen shirt. This is one of my go-to picks for summer, and the ''resort'' shirt from Arket is one of best options on the high street — I'm quickly adding this piece to my summer capsule wardrobe!

If you're looking for summer outfits for work, you should consider investing in linen staples. Linen shirts, trousers, and dresses have the power to make me feel fabulous. From creating go-to work looks with a lightweight dress to wearing a shirt as a beach day throw over, linen is my summer go-to. A lightweight, breathable fabric, it is an absolute necessity in summer, even when the weather isn't consistent.

Plus, linen is a quality fabric, and Arket offers affordable options that still have that luxury feel. If you're not familiar with Arket, it launched its flagship store in London in 2017 and, since then, has become renowned for its timeless and well-made designs.

Arket linen shirts

Even though linen shirts can seem like a minimalist staple, they can be styled in a variety of ways, and there are plenty of colour ways, such as blacks, reds, and pinstripes. And the Arket ''Resort'' shirt comes in four other colour ways, including pink and mint green, it's a no brainer! Style with matching linen trousers and a raffia bag for a holiday look, or for a casual ensemble pair with denim jeans and your best white trainers.

Another summer staple which is a non-negotiable is linen trousers, a fabulous alternative to wearing jeans or tailored trousers, and Arket have several that are already in my shopping basket. If, however, the latest collection is a bit more than you were hoping to spend, you can always shop the Arket sale.

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Molly Smith
Fashion Writer

Molly is a fashion writer for woman&home, whose journalistic career began with her enthusiasm for fashion. Having always been an avid writer, she has contributed to publications covering a variety of topics.

After graduating from her master's in Fashion History and Cultures, she transitioned to teaching at London College of Fashion, where she taught in fashion studies. Now, passionate about writing on the significance of fashion, she is dedicated to inspiring others through the power of dress.

Molly loves staying in the know with the latest fashion trends, and following celebrities for inspiration. Outside of work, she enjoys browsing vintage markets, reading a good novel, or trying new restaurants around London.