Fabric has never played a larger role in my life that it has this year. Every month, I go through hundreds of fabric samples while designing and working on future GMG collections. This has not only widened my view of what is available, and taught me so much about fabric that I never knew before, it has also made me extra conscious of subtle differences in the textures and weights of different options. While this has been a great asset to the design and fabric selection process, it has made me extra particular about the clothes that I choose to wear or buy, especially during pregnancy.
During the warmer months, I’m constantly gravitating toward linen for it’s breathable, relaxed feel. Along with our own linen styles, like the Sylvie jumpsuit, the Hattie dress, the Ruth dress, and the Bailey jumpsuit, I’ve been wearing linen separates on repeat lately. I pulled out my cream linen Frame blazer (that I bought last summer) a few weeks ago for our babymoon and am loving the polished spin it puts on both a casual tee and pants (as seen here) as well as on my favorite sundresses (like here). This blazer is this year’s version, while this one is a similar, budget-friendly option. Especially if you work in an office, I highly recommend adding a linen layer like this to your summer workwear wardrobe.
In Charleston’s summer heat, breathable linen is a must if I’m opting to wear long pants or skirts. Linen pants, especially, are perfect for travel—I have this white pair and love that they have an elastic waist. When worn with an equally comfortable linen top, like this or this, I know I’ll stay as cool as possible all day long. On those triple-digit temperature days that are right around the corner, breezy linen shorts or skirts are the next best thing to spending the day in a swimsuit (or, better yet, slip these styles over your swimsuit for a day by the water). While they don’t contribute much to my staying cool, I also love the beautiful, summery texture that linen accessories add to any look—I have my eye on these pink linen loafers and this linen handle basket bag.