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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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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