What could have you looking hotter than that 37 degree day last Thursday? The fabric most synonymous with summer; linen. It’s a natural, ecological fibre that is ethically produced as it doesn’t need any irrigation, it’s innovative, its creative and its local. Linen is driven from the flax plant and is one of the oldest fabrics in the world and if it was good enough for Cleopatra – its good enough for us. Often thought of as a go-to for holiday wear, linen and summer go hand in hand. Linen is light in weight and super soft so you can always keep your cool.

This week we’re sharing five ways to rock linen and have you looking on-trend and beating the heat.

This tan long sleeve shirt by Mr Simple courtesy of my good Judy’s at Jaeke is right at the top of my wish list. The tone is perfect for summer, versatile to style with light denim for drinks with friends or paired with white trousers and dressed up for your work Christmas party. The best thing about Mr Simple is the quality of the fabric, you won’t find a 16% mix here. As previously mentioned, if you like this bad-boy you can head to Jaeke Collection and have it tomorrow. Also available in black.

Stripes are still all the rage and what better way to keep cool and look cool than with a chic short sleeved button up? This relaxed fit, rustic linen blend from Zara boats a camp collar best styled when you miss a few buttons and tuck into a pair of jeans. Perfect for low key weekends and trips out of town.

If you’re vibing linen but you’ve out styled yourself with all the button ups you own why not experiment with statement trousers instead? Asos has a great range of linen trousers with striped design and cropped ankles which look great a clean sneaker. Again styled best when you tuck in your plain white tee.

The Ellis Item suit jacket by Saba is constructed from cotton linen blend and tailored in a slim fit. Half lined for breathability and movement and fitted with corozo buttons and a double back vent its perfect for a tropical destination wedding. Saba also offers matching slim leg trousers style with a rolled cuff at the ankle if you are seeking a matching suit, but the beige jacket is a wise investment that is versatile enough in colour to match most chinos, trousers or denim making it perfect for any occasion.

In addition to be being on trend linen is a highly sustainable fabric that will last forever.