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4 Ways I’m Styling This Chic Linen Waistcoat For Summer

4 Ways I'm Styling This Chic Linen Waistcoat For Summer 7


When summer rolls around, a few expected wardrobe heroes always come to the fore. Basket bags are taken out of storage, airy maxi dresses are hung front and centre and light linens take their place as the main event. But in recent years, it’s not only the classic linen trousers that have become a mainstay on warmer days. For those looking for a little extra polish even when the suns out, the linen waistcoat has charmed its way back into the hearts of fashion people to combine lightweight, breathable material and smart tailoring to become a mainstay on fashion people’s wish lists at this time of year. And on my regular evening scroll of Instagram, I found some of our favourite fashion people are styling this high street style on repeat.

Woman on street wears cream waistcoat and green linen trousers

After regaining its title in fashion circles a few years ago, the waistcoat is a common feature in most fashion people’s wardrobes. Unlike the early 2000’s iterations that were worn loosely over boho ensembles, the current aesthetic is cool yet put-together and this waistcoat ticks all the boxes. What’s even better is that this style comes from a high street brand we regularly turn to for brilliant forever pieces, Whistles.

Finding a great piece on the high street that has an expensive-looking edge is a personal passion of mine, and this waistcoat fits right into that category. What I’ve found is that its the finer details that make these affordable pieces look priced beyond their price tag. On this occasion, Whistles has added a smattering of buttons which are perfectly placed to be worn without a top underneath, and avoid bra exposing gaps. Alongside, the slightly higher neckline exudes elegance whilst the back tab adds to the tailored detail of the piece, which can be adjusted for a fitted or loose look.

Woman in dressing room wears black waistcoat and black trousers

More than simply being a chic piece for any wardrobe, both Erica and Sarah show just how versatile this piece is. So much so that I took it upon myself to create four summer looks, ranging from day to night to show how many ways you can style this waistcoat. Better still, you can pull on your own wardrobe heroes, including trusty denim, floaty skirts, full-look linen or slim tailoring. Whether headed for coffee or out for dinner, this smart piece is sure to fit the part.

Woman on street wears cream waistcoat and cream slip skirt

Keep scrolling to shop Whistles’s Lindsey Linen-Blend Waistcoat, and see the four ways I’m planning to style it for summer.

4 WAYS I’M STYLING WHISTLES’S LINDSEY LINEN-BLEND WAISTCOAT:

1. WAISTCOAT + JEANS + HEELS

Collage of waistcoat, jeans, bag, heels, earrings

(Image credit: Who What Wear UK)

2. WAISTCOAT + SKIRT + FLAT SANDALS

Collage of waistcoat, skirt, bags, shoes, scrunchie

(Image credit: Who What Wear UK)

3. WAISTCOAT + LINEN TROUSERS + BASKET BAG

Collage of waistcoat, trousers, sunglasses, basket, flip flops

(Image credit: Who What Wear UK)

4. WAISTCOAT + SLIM TROUSERS + MULES

Collage of waistcoat, trousers, heels, bag, necklace, lipstick

(Image credit: Who What Wear UK)