Fresh Linens


Spring is in full effect and the summer time is right around the corner, so it’s definitely time to invest in some seasonal fabrics in order to beat the heat. When it comes to warm weather fabrics, linen has always been one of my preferred options because it’s so light and breathable. Ironically, when I was younger anytime I thought of linen, I would remember the baggy linen suits that my uncle used to wear to the family picnics. Fortunately, linen can be worn in much more stylish ways nowadays. Therefore, I partnered with Banana Republic to style a couple linen pieces from their latest Spring/Summer ’16 collection.


I paired this short-sleeved plaid shirt with a blazer to show its versatility. In my opinion, it’s casual enough to dress it down yet still appropriate for the office (depending on your work environment). One thing that I really like about this shirt in particular, is the fit. Although it is a slim fit, it isn’t as tight as some of my other linen shirts and by it being a little looser it really helps with staying cool and comfortable.


_MG_9824 Blazer by Frank & Oak, Shirt by Banana Republic, Jeans by Levi’s, Shoes by Zara


You will definitely see me wearing this linen sweatshirt quite often for the next few months because it is ideal for those spring and summer evenings when the temperature drops. Surprisingly, even with it being a long-sleeve shirt I still remained cool and comfortable. I think that just speaks to the functionality of linen.

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When wearing lighter fabrics like linen, you should also keep things light on your feet as well. Therefore, these white canvas chucks are one of my spring/summer staples.


As always, thanks for reading!

Yours truly,

Akil McLeod

The Dapper Advisor

Disclosure: I received these garments as part of a sponsored post. The photos and opinions are mine and not indicative of the opinions or positions of Banana Republic.

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