When it’s hot and humid, it could be said that wearing linen is the next best thing to wearing nothing at all. The fabric is breathable, airy, and fast-drying, which is why we’ve written (again and again) that linen sheets are some of the most cooling sheets you can buy. Clothes made of linen have the same effect — and with their loose, elegantly rumpled look, they can be just as fitting for a stroll on the beach as on city streets. Some of our favorite (affordable) linen shirts come from Uniqlo, which is where we found this pullover linen-blend shirt that’s perfect for summer on sale for an extra 50 percent off. The linen-rayon shirt has a breezy silhouette with roomy short sleeves and a three-button collar, making it just as easy to wear after a dip in the water as it would be to an alfresco dinner. The fact that it comes from Uniqlo’s collaboration with JW Anderson makes it even more covetable (and seem like more of a steal). In addition to the brown shown, you can get the shirt for the same low price in off-white, green, and a navy stripe — but some sizes are already selling out, so don’t dillydally if you like it.
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