Monday, July 30, 2012

Linen goodness (Banana Republic)

I have never been a big fan of linen until recently. It wrinkles easily and some blends can feel "scratchy." However, this year I am finding that the linen products from my favorite stores are changing my opinion. In my last post, I mentioned that I bought the voltage blue linen chambray shirt from Banana Republic. I had previously also bought these shirts from the same store.

The linen chambray shirt in Jade is just gorgeous! I also bought the striped khaki version of the shirt. I had to size up in this shirt due to tight fitting in the chest area but I love the way it looks both buttoned up and opened with a tank underneath. I can wear these with shorts or linen pants. I think linen can be worn in the spring and summer, and even for early fall.


  1. I've looked all over for good chambray shirts and I guess I was being picky because I didn't want to pay J.Crew's prices but I thought the lower-end retail version (Old Navy, Target) looked really cheap. I was so happy when I found these at Banana Republic! The blue is the best blue chambray color I have seen! I also loved the jade but found the apricot more flattering to my skin tone. They do run small though, as least through the chest area, for me. I had to size up.

    1. Yes, that is my one complaint! These shirts definitely run small in the chest. And many reviewers on also said the same thing.