Eva’s Sunday Guide to Summer Linen Fashion
While it is true that our Eva’s Sunday love affair with linen extends all year round, we admit it is in the warmer months that we really swoon at the perfect combination of longer days, warmer nights and a linen wardrobe that leaves us feeling cool and collected even as the temperature rises.
Linen and summer, you could say, are a match made in heaven.
Starting points for us are simple. Unfussy top shapes that can be layered or fly solo with a pair of summer linen pants or a skirt. We love the Dolly top as it performs as a camisole for layering over gauze pieces and is just as flattering as a singlet top as the celsius soars. The Dolly linen summer dress (same cut, just longer), in turn, acts as a full slip or solo frock for when clothing needs to be minimal to combat the heat (great over a swimsuit for beach adventures).
For those of you wanting a little more coverage, the Mila top is a must-have and is certainly a staple of ES staff wardrobes. This simple shape is the perfect partner, perhaps, beneath a sweet Francine or Karise jacket for breezy evenings. Summer jacket shapes should be light and breezy, just enough to keep the cool changes at bay.
Don’t count out shorts, either! Trust us when we tell you that a short can be flattering and fine (even for work). The ES Mito has you covered in more ways than one. This classic cut hits most customers mid-knee and is a shortened version of the staple Ginza pant. This Japanese-inspired drop crotch style with lovely detailed pockets and a tie belt elevates this summer staple. Keep an eye out for a new release Mito in the upcoming Blue Mirage capsule range.
ES has a number of linen summer dresses, too, that go from morning market runs to date night glamour. The Danni skirt is a favourite, with a new gauze version dropping in December. It’s a must-have feature in your wardrobe if you’re looking for linen skirts for summer. We are also totally crushing on our new Farrah wrap skirt. This versatile piece can be worked as a full-length wrap, a knee-length skirt with a dramatic drop hem or even a doubling as a dress for those who dare. In a delicious rhubarb shade, the Farrah is just perfect for weddings, parties, or anything!
We’ve always loved extending our accessories range at Eva’s Sunday, and there is no better way to bring some signature style to your summer linen look. Our range of embroidered headbands is divine. Think of them like statement jewellery for added sparkle and sweetness.
Of course, we are just so excited to launch our extended linen scarf range, no better way to add a splash of colour (or surprise) to any outfit. Layer more than one for double the fun. You can pair it with summer linen dresses for the perfect day-to-night look. Or use it as a wrap around your arms on cooler evenings.
Our Paloma hats are picnic perfect and protective at the same time, with a cute flounce at the brim. What better time than the bloom of summer for a fabric flower brooch - trust us when we say you’ll start with one and then want a bunch. Bad wordplay aside, ES accessories can take your summer wardrobe to the next level.
Long-term customers will no doubt be putting their Nellie pants and Molly tops into circulation as the temperature rises. Put those winter boots away and swap them for a trainer or ballet flat. Ditch the layers for breezy shapes and easy wearing.
Can we convince you not to iron? Crushed linen is perfect for the less formal days of summer and can totally change the look of your pieces, both old and new. Just air-dry your ES linens in twisted knots to give them that deliberate and desired pleated look.
Trust us. You’ll look as cool as you feel in Eva’s Sunday summer linen fashion wardrobe!