Is Linen a Winter Fabric?
Before linen made it to our wardrobes as our favourite, it undertook a long journey, starting right from the heartland of the Mediterranean to use of linen in winter. The breathable nature of linen proved to be an oasis amidst the punishing heat of the Mediterranean region. It didn’t take long for the Egyptian royalties to take notice of this and linen soon found itself being embraced by pharaohs for their royal clothing.
From the Mediterranean linen soon started featuring in the wardrobes of the European elites and it became their fabric of choice for the summers. While linen being everyone’s summer pick doesn’t come as a surprise, many tend to ignore the immense potential that linen has in terms of being a fabric of all seasons and not just summer.
It’s that time of the year again when there is a nip in the air and the beautiful smell of festivities has already started making rounds. The streets have taken on a beautiful orange colour suddenly everything is pumpkin flavoured. But what about your style statement this Winter? It is still not cold enough to take out the woollens but that chill is definitely creeping in through your cotton wear. Confused about What to Wear in Winters, How about we suggest you wear linen in Winter? Let us show you how can you wear your linens this Winters.
Experiment with different blends
What if we tell you linens come in different thicknesses and blends. That’s correct. while light linen can be your summer go-to, a thicker one can be your perfect winter wear. Thicker linen will have all its inherent qualities like being anti-bacterial and breathable and it will keep your body warm. You can also take your pick from the array of blends that linen has to offer. For example, opt for a linen rayon blend or if there’s a slightly more chill in the air go for a linen wool blend.
Go Bold with colours
The colour palette of winter is beautiful, to say the least, so why not embrace it in your style statement too. Set aside those subtle pastel shades for a while and for those warm bold hues. Just add, yellows, orange, purples to your winter Collection and we promise you will make heads turn wherever you step your foot on.
Layer Your Linen!!
This undoubtedly is the most important tip to remember while styling your linen for the winters. Going on a winter coffee date? Layer your linen dress with a trendy jacket and scarf. Have a business meeting? Opt for a blazer with your warm-hued linen shirt. Be playful with your skirts too, experiment with stockings leggings that will complement your skirt. Keep an eye for linen overcoats jackets and again, don’t be shy to experiment with different blends. The trick to rock line in the falls can be summed up in one word- Experiment. Experiment with thicknesses, blends, colours and layers. The possibilities are endless, all you gotta do is take the first step.
Whoever told you that line is just spring and summer wear are yet to discover the galore of gifts that linen has to offer. True, linen is great for summers and that its breathable and temperature regulating feature is what made it an absolute boon for the people in the Mediterranean region. But Limiting it to being a summer and spring fabric alone is nothing less than doing a disservice to its immense potential. Step out of your comfort zone and be bold enough to experiment with this beautiful phenomenon that linen is. And before you know, it will make you feel and look like a supermodel walking on the runway of an elite fashion week *wink* *wink*