Living in Linen
Typically, you wouldn’t think of Vienna, or Austria for that matter, as a place where 30°C on the thermometer are no rare sight during summer. Even though our winters get cold, our summers get hot. Really hot. And this year, it seems that there is an everlasting heatwave that burnt right through August. However, I am not one to complain, because even though most of my Instagram captions go something along the lines of “melting”, “heatwave” or otherwise weather-related, I love summer. And I know winter will come soon enough, so right now I am embracing every bit of summer heat we can get and have simply resorted to living in linen. After naming a linen jumpsuit one of my personal summer must-haves of 2018 early on in April, I still stand behind everything I claimed about the staple that embodies not only comfort, but also style and smart dressing. Dress it up, dress it down, (usually the latter in my case), add a denim jacket, fancy blazer, sandals or heels – it works in so many ways while keeping you cool. Or as cool as any clothes will keep you in 34°C.
Linen /ˈlɪnɪn/ [textile]: feels cool to touch, a phenomenon which indicates its higher conductivity (the same principle that makes metals feel “cold”).