White linen for summer

White linen for summer

I am now back in London having left behind the hot and sunny South of France. I have returned to similar temperatures here sadly without access to a beach or the outdoor way of life I have been experiencing in France. Before I leave summer behind totally and begin to get my head around contemplating my early autumn wardrobe I wanted to share with you a final combination of cotton and linen in cool white.

This has been a winning and staple combination both in London and in France. I don’t think that you can go wrong with white in the hot summer months. I bought these wide-leg cropped linen trousers by Club Monaco from JohnLewis&Partners in their sale. They were reduced from £185 to £55. There is still a pair left in size 12. These are very similar.

cool white tee shirt and trousers for summer

I am wearing my trousers with a loose white cotton tee, a few years old similar at Boden and JohnLewis&Partners.

White tee shirt with trousers and bright pink scarf.

Bright pink silk mix scarf/shawl from Chicatanyage shop. The pendant is made by sculptor and artist Sheila Clarke. You can find her work on Etsy.

White linen for summer

You can tell that I have always liked wearing white in summer. I had a look through my archives and saw that I was wearing a very similar outfit in 2016. Once you find a style that works for you it is fairly easy to keep updating it.

These photos were taken before I went to France and had a hair cut so I still have my “lockdown hairstyle”.

White linen for summer

The photographs were taken by Laura Hines. Follow her on Instagram


  1. 8th August 2020 / 20:53

    I so enjoy your posts-practical, elegant. And fun! I am recovering from a total knee replacement operation and am stuck at home, so it is an added bonus to receive your inspirational news. I live on Vancouver Island on the west coast of Canada, but before COVID we spent many a holiday in St. Tropez, so I particularly love hearing about your travels to that location.

  2. Kathryn
    8th August 2020 / 21:05

    We are in a Winter season where I live in NZ. I am so looking forward to Summer. It has been 22 years since I was last in France. Your holiday photos brought back to me my memories of the South of France. And gave me a lot of pleasure. Even though I have not been anywhere out of NZ for the last 22 years, it also strangely brought up a slight claustrophobic feeling now we are stuck where we are. Perhaps it is time to go away for a weekend!

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