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15 Pairs of Linen Pants That'll Keep You Cool in the Summer

Bring it on, 90-degree weather.

linen pants 2020
Design by Susanna Hayward

Linen is one of the best fabrics you can wear in scorching hot weather; the fiber is strong, absorbent, and dries quicker than cotton. Plus, breezy linen clothing (or, for that matter, bedsheets) feel lightweight on your skin and is the perfect summertime material to lounge around in. There are many products, from tops to bottoms, that are made of linen, but for our shopping purposes right now we'll focus on finding a classic pair of linen pants—one you'll want to wear every day. The bottoms are crucial to surviving summer heat waves if you feel like wearing pants that aren't jeans. This season, linen pants come in all different prints, colors, and even hem lengths, giving you a buffet of linen bottoms to sample. Ahead, we rounded up 15 pairs to try, knowing full well that one of these pants will end up in your summer outfit rotation.

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The Animal Print Pair
Lena Tiger Striped Linen Pants
Faithfull the Brand intermixonline.com

These linen pants are hand-dyed with tiger stripes, which makes them more exciting to wear than neutral colors. The high-waisted style can be balanced out with this matching crop top

The Pink Pair
Linen-Blend Pull-On Pants
H&M hm.com

These bottoms come in four different colors and honestly, we might have to buy them all. If you're looking for something on the fun side, this fuchsia-colored pair will add a pop of color to your summertime outfits.

The Blue Pair
Cabo Linen Jogger
Athleta athleta.gap.com

It's too hot to wear sweatpants outside, but you can still get the same sense of comfort and ease with a pair of linen joggers. Bonus: these breathable pants won't leave you feeling like a sweaty mess.

The Black Pair
Canneti Linen Trousers
Max Mara nordstrom.com

Tailored bottoms often give off a heavy winter feel, but not this pair from Max Mara. The streamlined trousers are actually linen and 100 percent breezy. They're suitable for the office (when we go back in) or as an everyday alternative to jeans.

The Light Pink Pair
Straight Linen-Blend Pants
Mango mango.com

The Mango pants are quickly selling out across all the color categories and it's easy to see why. Their simplicity makes them wearable for everyone, no matter what your taste may be.

The Lime Green Pair
Joaquin Linen Trousers
Veda shopbop.com

We've been loving the lime green/avocado colors in this season's clothing. If you're on board too, slip into this pair of linen trousers from VEDA, which has a fluid silhouette and a relaxed self-tie belt.

The Navy Pair
Clean Linen Culottes
ASOS Design asos.com

If you're against wearing pants with hems that go pass your ankles in the middle of summer, grab a pair of linen culottes. This option from ASOS Design comes in a pretty navy color that will pair well with almost everything in your closet.

The Beige Pair
High-Rise Pleated Trousers
Wilfred aritzia.com

Aritzia is known for carrying a good selection of basics, so of course they have linen trousers. We were drawn to this high-waist, wide leg style. Wear with your favorite laidback sandals and a bucket hat.

The Bright Pair
Lena Belted Linen Wide-Leg Pants
Faithfull the Brand net-a-porter.com

Even on summer days that threaten sudden rain showers, your spirits won't be dampened if you have on this sunshine yellow linen pants. The bright color immediately brings a smile to your face. 

The Check Pair
Linen Huston Button-Front Crop Pants in Check
Madewell madewell.com

This machine-washable 100 percent linen bottoms feature a check print and a swingy wide-leg design. They have a pull-on waistband, which makes them just as comfortable as your pajama bottoms—except you can actually leave the house in these.

The Stripe Pair
Cello Wide Leg Linen Pants
Reformation nordstrom.com

For those shopping with a more earth-conscious mindset, grab your linen bottoms from Reformation. The pants come in a thin pin stripe print or a solid beige color, depending on your style preferences. Both are beautiful. 

The Cream Pair
Pleated Wide Leg Pants
Madewell nordstrom.com

If you have long legs and worry about whether pants will fit you properly, opt for this pair from Madewell. They have wide legs and a high-waist fit, suitable for those with a longer frame.

The Relaxed Pair
Pinstriped Belted-Waist Pants
Michael Kors macys.com

The kind of linen pants you wear on weekends when casualness is the norm. Rock with your favorite Birkenstocks and a white tank for the easiest lazy Saturday and Sunday outfit.

The Slim-Fit Pair
Linen Slim-Ankle Pants
Calvin Klein macys.com

This style caters to those seeking bottoms with a more tapered leg. The slim-fitting style is great for petite figures who want to highlight their waistline and legs.

The Brown Pair
High-Rise Linen Straight Leg Pant
Vince vince.com

We love the dark brown color on this pair of Italian linen blend bottoms. The straight leg is neither trendy nor flashy, making it a timeless staple in your wardrobe. 


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