August Fashion: Linens and Things

Work-worthy linens are a staple for Vancouver offices in the summertime.

Credit: Clinton Hussey

Capture that holiday feeling at the office with breezy linen duds.

We in B.C. may not enjoy mandated two-week vacations every summer like the Europeans, but with a little effort 
a casual Friday at the office can almost approximate a day off. At least sartorially. The loose, blowzy cut of most linen clothing suggests a breezy summer feeling, while its propensity to wrinkle can teach even the most assiduous micro-manager that not everything in life can be controlled.

Solid linen women’s shirt in tangerine, $128; linen men’s shirt, $118; and Jacobean floral linen women’s shirt, $148, all from Tommy Bahama,

White floppy sun hat, $9; and flip-slops, $7, both from Joe Fresh,

Woven-texture Chanel sunglasses, $410, from Holt Renfrew,