What do you wear when it’s 90-plus degrees out and you need to look professional, casual, chic, or all the above? The answer is simple: linen pants. That’s right—whether you’re going to work, on a date, to the beach, or simply staying home but dressing like you’re headed out, linen pants will have you looking and feeling cool. That’s because linen is one of few fabrics that are ultra breathable while still looking polished (just make sure you give the piece a good ironing).

To prove this theory, we took the same simple pair of linen pants (similar style available here) and put together five totally different outfits, all of which are equally amazing, of course. Scroll through to see the looks and shop them along the way! 

To take your linen pants into office (or Zoom) territory, pair them with sleek accessories, a polished blouse, and an optional light sweater.

Get the look:

L’Academie The Ari Pant ($168)

Proenza Schouler White Label Cutout Ribbed Wool Sweater ($225)

Splendid Foley Surplice Top ($69)

Staud Mini Island Tote Bag ($350)

Vince Ania Almond Toe Pump ($140)

For date night, go for fun accessories such as bow heels and a bright bag, a printed top, and long outerwear as an interesting third piece.

Get the look:

Theory Pull-On Crop Pants ($110)

Goldsign + NET SUSTAIN The Classic Organic Denim Trench Coat ($383)

Jonathan Simkhai Layla Floral Linen Top ($245)

Mango Beads Strap Bag ($50)

Alexandre Birman Clarita Bow-Embellished Suede Sandals ($595)

Hitting the beach or backyard? Instead of your typical cover-up, opt for linen pants and a breezy button-down paired with a woven bag and sandals.

Get the look:

Single Thread Paperbag Waist Linen & Rayon Blend Pants ($68)

J.Crew Slim Fit Perfect Piece-Dyed Irish Linen Shirt ($80)

Tommy Bahama Gingham Reversible One-Piece Swimsuit ($169)

Dragon Diffusion Sophie Big Tote ($335)

Marc Fisher Ltd Marina Lace-Up Sandal ($66)

For a brunch look that’s cool and comfortable, opt for a cute top and flat slides, accessorized with a necklace and shoulder bag.

Get the look:

Loulou Studio Reao Pleated Linen Wide-Leg Pants ($315)

Adornia Lock Paper Clip Link Necklace ($68)

Cult Gaia Claire Off-the-Shoulder Linen Top ($252)

Staud Amal Bag ($195)

Scoop Harper Toe Ring Slide Sandals ($13)

For your coolest travel outfit to date, start with your linen pants and then layer a denim jacket over a hoodie, add sneakers and a backpack, and you’re off.

Get the look:

Rails Agnes Crop Wide Leg Pants ($138)

Levi’s Pleat Sleeve Trucker ($68.6)

H&M Hoodie With Drawstring Hem ($25)

Senreve The Medium Maestra Bag ($875)

Apl: Athletic Propulsion Labs Techloom Phantom Sneakers ($165)

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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