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 feels lightweight on your skin and is the perfect summertime material to lounge around in. There are so many clothes, 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 19 pairs to try, knowing full well that one of these pants will end up in your summer outfit rotation.
You can't go wrong with a pair of staple white linen beach pants in the summer. They're the perfect low-key beach coverup, too.
If a simple pair of monochrome linen pants aren't cutting it this year, why not go all out with this groovy pair from Zara?
This pair of lightweight pants are my ideal summer pants. They also come in white, but I prefer wearing black all year round.
Olive green is basically a neutral in my book, especially in the summer. It feels a little less harsh than black or dark brown.
A belt makes everything better, right? This black pair of linen trousers from Faithfull the Brand feel so chic.
This pair of drawstring pants from Venus is available in sizes XS through 3X and retails for just under $30, but I love them most of all because they feel like you're wearing the comfiest-ever pair of pajamas.
Yes, these trousers from Ted Baker are *technically* made from a linen and cotton blend, but they're too cute not to rave about.
Posse has become known across the internet for their selection of luxe linen pieces and this pair of white white trousers is no exception. Prepare to live in these.
Uniqlo can do no wrong. These pants look way more expensive than they are, so I may just pick up a few different colors.
Wear these pants on the off-chance that you'll actually have to go into the office this summer.
You'll always look like you're an off-duty model in these jogger-style linen pants from Max Mara.
I love COS because all of their pieces feel so cool. Take, for instance, this pair of linen trousers that have some serious borrowed-from-my-boyfriend-energy.
These relaxed-fitting trousers from Madewell feature some slight pleating at the waist for a chilled-out vibe that is one part retro and one part sporty.
If bold stripes are too much for you, this pair of pants from sustainable brand Everlane are a great alternative.
If I'm not wearing all-black in the summer, I'll probably be wearing these pastel trousers from PAIGE. They feel so sweet.
Wearing black and navy blue might be a fashion faux-pas, but I love how the two colors look together—especially on this pair of pants from Boden.
Short gals—this pair is for you. Wearing cropped trousers means that you won't be swimming in excess fabric.
Cargo pants are one of the early-aughts-inspired pieces that are officially back for 2021. Wearing a pair of utility-style pants that are made from a lightweight linen fabric will make the piece feel fresh.
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.