Linen Vest: The Unexpected-Yet-Breezy Staple Piece Of The Summer

There are some fashion trends that you might see and think you'd never try, but after seeing them everywhere, you end up caving. So, you buy what you see in every possible color. Well, linen vests are a staple you want to add to your cart. They will be showing up all over your Instagram feed throughout the summer. 


Even though vests have been around for decades, their style constantly changes, especially the way people dress them up. Sofia Richie has been our go-to gal for perfecting our summer wardrobe. From wearing stacked dainty vintage watches to minimalist outfits and following the quiet luxury trend, Richie knows how to keep her wardrobe timeless and chic.

If you've never owned a vest, linen ones will change your summer wardrobe with their versatility. Wear them casually with your favorite denim jeans, or elevate your look with a satin midi skirt. The possibilities are endless when wearing linen vests. They also offer comfort with their lightweight feel and soft fabric. Here are a few ways to rock a linen vest this summer.


Pair with trousers

One of the most effortless outfits you can make with a linen vest is to pair it with baggy trousers and comfortable sandals. A one-buttoned oversized linen vest with trousers gives a sleek look. It is a perfect elevated lounging outfit you can wear at home or while running errands. 


Wearing minimal jewelry with this specific look is ideal for letting sunglasses and a clutch stand out. For a cinched look, switch the oversized vest for a fitted one instead to give your body more shape.

Choose a denim midi skirt

Long denim skirts are a hot trend right now, so why not pair them with a linen vest? You can opt for a denim midi skirt to show off your shoes and create an effortless brunch look. The fitted outfit will hug you in the right places and show off your curves. 


To make the outfit more casual, switch out the high heels for your favorite sneakers. You can also get away with more accessories, such as a few bracelets, dainty earrings, and sunglasses to spruce up your appearance.

Wear it in a printed fabric

If you enjoy interesting fabrics, try a printed linen vest. They add some personality to your outfit and make it look more exciting. You can pair it with a linen skirt or wear it over a linen dress to keep the fabrics cohesive. 


This super fun cup-printed vest would also pair well with denim shorts and Birkenstock gladiator sandals for a relaxed 'fit. Or, make it chic with linen pants and loafers for a flawless picnic look.

Double up on linen

A linen vest paired with linen pants is the ultimate picnic attire that looks pulled together and upscale, but still casual, cool, and comfortable. This look featuring a black vest with white linen pants, brown sandals, and a wicker bag, is stylish and ideal for warmer days and cooler nights. 


Since linen vests take up more room in the chest area, you only need one simple necklace for the outfit to look stunning. Or you may even decide to go without one. If you do want to wear more jewelry, try choosing larger statement earrings instead.

Try a matching set

Matching sets are always fun to wear during the summer because of their bright colors and effortless planning. This turquoise linen set is gorgeous. It can be worn anywhere, from coffee runs to Target visits to getting cocktails with friends. And you'll have heads turning wherever you go. 


You can dress up the outfit with high heels or chunky sandals or keep it casual with comfy slides or sneakers. For accessories, keep it minimal with sunglasses, a purse, and your favorite rings to give the look some sparkle.