As the temperature rises and the days get longer, the wardrobe gets lighter. When it comes to building the perfect summer wardrobe, material is a key consideration. The days of heavy overshirts are behind us, replaced by short sleeves and breathable constructions. When it gets to crunch time there’s only one champion in the arena of summer materials, and that's linen. Linen has been the fabric of choice since the ancient Egyptians realized its breathable, sweat-wicking qualities, and we haven’t looked back since.

Year on year, the summer season is populated by linen pieces from Cuban collar shirts to relaxed-fit bottoms and we’re here for it. Take your new-season looks to the next level with our favorite linen shirts this season from labels like BODE, JW Anderson, and Sunspel.

Browse the 10 best linen shirts below.

Scandi Subtlety

Camp Collar Organic Cotton-Linen Shirt

Camp Collar Organic Cotton-Linen Shirt

$50

COS

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Buy at cos

One-Way Ticket to Hawaii

Palm Linen Short Sleeve Button-Down Shirt

Palm Linen Short Sleeve Button-Down Shirt

$49

Urban Outfitters

Free Shipping On Orders Over $50

Free Shipping On Orders Over $50

Buy at Urban Outfitters

Peachy

Printed Linen Button-Front Shirt

$504

Casablanca

Buy at Moda Operandi

Timeless

Short-Sleeved Linen Shirt

Short-Sleeved Linen Shirt

$136

Sunspel

Free Shipping On Orders Over $500

Free Shipping On Orders Over $500

Buy at mytheresa

A Motif Masterclass

Plaid Linen Bowling Shirt

Plaid Linen Bowling Shirt

$425

BODE

Free Shipping On Orders Over $500

Free Shipping On Orders Over $500

Buy at mytheresa

In Check

Adam Checked Linen Shirt

Adam Checked Linen Shirt

from $217

Nanushka

(Available at 3 Merchants)
(Available at 3 Merchants)

Gap Year But Make It Fashion

Linen-Blend Short-Sleeved Shirt

Linen-Blend Short-Sleeved Shirt

$1130

Jil Sander

Free Shipping On Orders Over $500

Free Shipping On Orders Over $500

Buy at mytheresa

Color-Blocked

Oversize Striped Linen Shirt

Oversize Striped Linen Shirt

$235

JW Anderson

Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $500

Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $500

Buy at Luisaviaroma

Greetings From Jamaika

Printed Shirt

Printed Shirt

from $240

Martine Rose

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

Utility Linen

Dry Linen Blend Button-Down Shirt

Dry Linen Blend Button-Down Shirt

$310

and Wander

Free Domestic Shipping & Return

Free Domestic Shipping & Return

Buy at Nordstrom

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