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The 10 Right Tops to Wear With Linen Pants for an Effortlessly Chic Look

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It’s not summer until we can break out some linen. And well, I guess it’s summer when the calendar says that it is. But either way, summer is the perfect time to dress up in chic and comfortable styles! And what better way to do that than with linen pants? To complete the look, it’s important to find the right tops to wear with these bottoms. Whether you’re looking for something sophisticated or something casual, there are a variety of stylish tops to choose from. But don’t stress, we’ll be discussing 10 of the best tops to wear with linen pants this summer. Read on to discover the perfect top for your next summer outfit!

1. The Classic White Tee

Everyone’s got a white tee in their closet. And if you don’t, then run, don’t walk! When it comes to casual linen pants outfits, the classic white t-shirt is a must-have. It’s a timeless look that pairs perfectly with striped linen pants, black linen pants, beige wide-leg linen pants, and well, anything.

The simple color palette of a white t-shirt and neutral linen pants creates a relaxed yet stylish look. With this simple yet seriously stylish combination, you’ll be able to create a casual outfit that’s also versatile. Switch out your accessories and shoes depending on the occasion. Headed somewhere casual? Complete the look with a denim jacket and white sneakers.

2. The Linen Top

Linen on linen? Yep! It’s not controversial like the “denim on denim” look. In fact, it’s just plain good fashion sense. Two natural fabrics that will keep you cool and comfortable? Yes, please.

Whether you choose a classic button-down style or something more unique like a tunic, a linen shirt is an ideal option for casual summer looks. To add definition to your waist, choose a wrap linen top. A wrap linen top is not only flattering on almost every body type, but it looks great with wide-leg linen pants too.

3. The Off-the-Shoulder Top

The off-the-shoulder top is an effortless way to create a stylish look when paired with linen pants. This style is ideal for the summer months as it exposes some skin and allows the breeze to touch your shoulders.

For a classic look, opt for a solid color or striped off-the-shoulder top and pair it with your favorite linen pants. You can also dress up the look with a pair of statement earrings and strappy sandals for a night out, a dinner date, or a formal occasion. Whatever style you choose, this combo will always make for a chic, laid-back look!

4. The Crop Top

Crop tops are an easy way to give your linen pants an updated, fresh twist. They add a fun and flirty touch and pair perfectly with the breezy nature of linen pants. For a casual yet pulled-together look, try pairing your linen pants with a crisp white crop top.

Add a jean jacket, linen blazer, or cardigan for cooler weather. If you want something a bit more sophisticated, try a black or navy crop top and keep the skin exposure very minimal.

5. The Striped Tee

You know I can’t talk about, well, anything fashion related without mentioning a striped tee. Stripes are always a classic style choice, and when it comes to tops to wear with linen pants, the striped tee is an obvious choice.

For a look that’s casual yet put together, opt for a lightweight striped t-shirt with red, navy, or black stripes. What’s great about this option is that it will add a pop of print and interest to your look, whether you dress it up or keep it more low-key with sandals and a pair of oversized sunglasses. No matter which way you choose to wear it, the striped tee will have you looking stylish and summer-ready.

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6. The Puff Sleeve Blouse

Puff sleeve blouses used to be a trendy top, but now they’ve become somewhat of a staple for the warmer months – especially when they’re white. Puff sleeves have a charming and feminine appeal that can easily be dressed up or down depending on your style and the occasion.

For a more casual look, wear your puff-sleeve blouse with linen pants and a pair of sandals. Or pair it with some strappy heels for an elevated evening outfit.

7. The Chambray Shirt

Does your style lean more casual? Then you can’t go wrong with a chambray shirt. This lightweight and versatile top is a great option for pairing with linen pants, as it’s light enough to stay comfortable in the summer heat while still providing a bit of structure.

This relaxed and casual top looks great tucked into high-waisted linen pants. For an extra cool touch, roll up the sleeves for an effortless vibe.

8. The Floral Blouse

A floral print is a great way to liven up your linen pants and give them a feminine touch. Because this eye-catching pattern can be dressed up or down, this top is the perfect choice for both casual and dressier occasions. Pair a lightweight floral blouse with your linen pants and accessorize with dainty jewelry and sandals for a put-together summer look.

Or if you’re looking for a night out look, layer a denim jacket for an extra layer of warmth over your floral blouse and slip into some pointed-toe pumps. Want a free cheat sheet on how to mix casual and elegant styles? I’ve got one for you here!

9. The Tank Top

They’re simple, yes, but that’s part of the appeal. You can easily throw on a tank, put on some layered necklaces, and look effortlessly fashionable. Even better is that tank tops come in a variety of styles, from basic to more elaborate, light colors to bright colors, so there’s a style for everyone.

Choose one in a solid color so you can mix and match it with other pieces for a versatile look. Tuck your tank into the waist of your linen pants for a tailored look or leave it out for a more relaxed vibe. Add a few accessories like layered necklaces or statement sunglasses to take your outfit up a notch. Tanks are a great way to show off your personal style while staying cool in the heat!

10. The Button-Down

Want a timeless pick? Then pick this one. The button-down shirt is a classic that never goes out of style. For a more relaxed look, opt for a white or light-colored, long sleeve shirt with a relaxed fit and then roll up the sleeves.

If you’re headed to formal events, you can never go wrong with a crisp navy blue or black button-down shirt. It gives an elegant look when tucked into a pair of linen trousers and paired with a pair of beautiful earrings.

And if you’re looking for something that’s somewhere in between dressy and casual, try wearing a striped shirt. It looks great when left untucked with the sleeves rolled up and can be worn for any summer occasion.

When it comes to picking the right tops to wear with linen pants, you’ve got so many options to choose from. Make sure to stock up on some linen pants and get creative with your looks this summer! For even more stylish outfit ideas this season, keep reading: 11 Ways to Style Cute Preppy Summer Outfits


Carolyn Arentson
Carolyn is the founder and creator behind My Chic Obsession. When she's not dreaming up new content, you can find her watching a funny tv show with her husband, raising her two boys, or planning her next trip to Paris.