When summer sets in, your shopping needs change. Primarily, ice creams become a priority, but sitting in a very close second is linen. Linen clothing has long been the savior of sweaty summer days, and when we say long, we mean it. In fact, the oldest intact garment is a linen shirt dating back to the fourth millennium BC. That speaks to another of linen clothing’s benefits.

Linen clothes are extremely durable. Alongside the lightweight breathability afforded by the fabric, you can be sure that your favorite linen bits will stick around for a while and there’s a high chance they’ll even outlive you.

With the help of MATCHESFASHION, we’ve taken a deep dive into the world of linen clothing. Ranging from footwear by MANEBÍ to contemporary luxury bits from Jacquemus, this roundup shows the true power of linen, furthering its case as the MVP of summer.

Shop our favorite linen clothing for summer 2021 below.

Marané Button-Down Linen Jacket

Button-Down Linen Jacket

Button-Down Linen Jacket

$201

Marané

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Up there with the best jackets of summer 2021, Marané's Button-Down Linen Jacket merges the worlds of tailoring and workwear with a chore jacket build that shows a delicate eye for detail.

120% Linen-Calico Blazer

Linen-Calico Blazer

Linen-Calico Blazer

$600

120%

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Linen's natural texture makes it a shortcut to informalizing your tailored looks. If you're hoping to keep things sharp but toned down this season, a linen blazer should provide the strongest first step.

HARAGO Logo-Embroidered Linen Shorts

Logo-Embroidered Linen Shorts

Logo-Embroidered Linen Shorts

$124

HARAGO

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HARAGO's style is typified by its focus on craftsmanship. This pair of pure linen shorts exemplifies that with subtle detailing like the hand-embroidered logo to the reverse.

Oliver Spencer Linen-Blend Canvas Trousers

Linen-Blend Canvas Trousers

Linen-Blend Canvas Trousers

$277

Oliver Spencer

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Oliver Spencer has made a name for itself by making some of the best quality staples on the market. This pair of versatile pants is cut from a cotton-linen blend for a sturdy yet lightweight finish.

HARAGO Mango Picker Linen-Khadi Shirt

Mango Picker Linen-Khadi Shirt

Mango Picker Linen-Khadi Shirt

$373

HARAGO

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We're seeing a big move towards handmade detailing in style right now, from the crochet craze to BODE's rise to domination. This linen shirt from HARAGO fits squarely into the contemporary mold.

Raey Linen-Blend Trousers

Linen-Blend Trousers

Linen-Blend Trousers

$351

Raey

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Made in Italy, it feels a little out of whack that this pair of white linen pants from Raey would be a big no-no when eating any form of pasta.

Jacquemus Checked Linen Shirt

Checked Linen Shirt

Checked Linen Shirt

$245

Jacquemus

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Embodying the easygoing, sun-soaked lifestyle of the South of France, there's no surprise that Jacquemus makes a linen shirt to perfection.

Raey Oversized Linen-Blend T-Shirt

Oversized Linen-Blend T-Shirt

Oversized Linen-Blend T-Shirt

$232

Raey

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Linen's ability to make garments feel more relaxed makes it the perfect fit for oversized cuts. This linen-blend tee from Raey exhibits just that.

Commas Striped Linen Shirt

Striped Linen Shirt

Striped Linen Shirt

$227

Commas

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A pure linen construction forms the foundation to this everyday summer shirt from Commas. informed by Creative Director Richard Jarman's beachside lifestyle, Commas' offering is never short of seaside-ready.

MANEBÍ Palm Springs Espadrilles

Palm Springs Espadrilles

Palm Springs Espadrilles

$113

MANEBÍ

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Espadrilles are not only functionally ideal for summer, but they also encapsulate the laid-back attitude we all foster during the warmer months.

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