How I Wear Black In The Summer (Hint: Linen Track Pants)

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I love linen pants for summer but often have trouble finding a pair with the perfect fit that suits my sportier style.

Enter Caslon’s linen track pants. I’ve had them for over a year now and I keep coming back. This unexpected style of linen pants has the sporty cut I didn’t know I needed for my warmer-weather closet. You can see here how I styled them up for spring last year, but this time I wanted to share a go-to look for hotter days.

These linen pants have become the comfy, breezy, perfect base for my go-to summer black outfit…just add an easy tank and some pops of color with accessories!

A Cute Summer Outfit Featuring The Easiest Linen Pants

Caslon’s linen track pants have a super-cute, scalloped-hem detail that sets them apart from other pairs I’ve tried AND they come in petite lengths, too. (Though this is not always the sizing I go for, petite worked beautifully.) 

I’m always a fan of go-to black, even for summer pieces, but these lovely pants also come in white, a dark olive green, and gray, in sizes XXS – XL Petite and XS-XL Regular.

The fit on these linen pants is pretty TTS in my opinion. I'm pretty in-between sizes, so I sized up — if you're not, there's not need. They break-in just a touch with wear but don't bag out throughout the day.

Tank | Pants | Sandals | Similar Bag | Sunnies | Necklace

The fit on these pants is pretty TTS in my opinion. I’m pretty in-between sizes, so I sized up — if you’re not, there’s not need. They break-in just a touch with wear but don’t bag out throughout the day. I went with a M Petite here and it’s a great fit. I could probably go with the S, but I don’t love tighter fitting linen pants.

I love to pair the linen pants with this semi-cropped tank from Good American. It's a real gem of a find.

This Semi-Cropped Tank By Good American Is A Real Gem

For those hot summer days, I love to pair the linen pants with this semi-cropped tank from Good American. It’s a real gem of a find. So much so, I’ve added one in taupe to my wardrobe for this summer. (You can see the taupe in my 3 Favorite Pants video here!)

I love that I don’t have to figure out what to do with the extra fabric on Good American’s tank like I do in full-length tanks. It hits at the top of the waistband on most of the pants I wear on repeat, like these linen pants and my beloved Athleta Cosmic Pants.

ps. I’ve had luck pairing this tank with my lined racerback bralette.

These linen pants have become the comfy, breezy, perfect base for my go-to summer outfit (yes, in black). Just add an easy tank + accessorize with some pops of color!

A Clare V. Bag To Top Off This Summer Combo

As for the accessories…I am a huge Clare V. fan (most of us around here are!) and love how many of their bags offer interchangeable handles to switch up based on the look you want. The one I use most is this Midi Sac purse (similar print here) with the orangey red handle.

I left some additional fun bag and strap options below, too, since I think it’s what makes the above basic summer outfit so fun! A bright strap can also make darker bags feel more summery.

These linen pants have become the comfy, breezy, perfect base for my go-to summer outfit (yes, in black). Just add an easy tank + accessorize with some pops of color!

Tank | Pants | Sandals | Similar Bag | Sunnies | Necklace

I don’t even remember how many times I wore this outfit combo last summer. It’s just a cute-but-comfy look that can go so many places.

Outfit Details

Caslon Linen Track Pants: Comfy and easy to wear. TTS. Wearing a M Petite here, and they’re just a little loose, but comfy in the waist and booty. I don’t like my linen pieces to fit too tightly, so this was the perfect fit. I’m typically a S/M in pull-on pants and am 5’4″. These come in Regular lengths, too, with a 26″ inseam, which I would usually wear, but I think they sit a bit lower on the hips due to the drawstring waist. The 24.5″ Petite length would typically look much shorter on me. These break-in just a bit with a few minutes of wear to be super-comfy. Don’t size up if you’re not between sizes.

Good American Good 90s Tank: A real favorite. TTS. Wearing a 1, and I’m typically a S in tanks and tops. I wear this lined racerback bralette with this or if you’d like a good alternative with a built-in shelf bra, I love Vuori’s Plyo Tank. It does give you more of a sports bra effect though in the bust, just FYI. Also TTS.

Similar Clare V. Bag: My exact bag sold out last year, but this one has a very similar pattern and you could add this red strap. I adore everything Clare V. — especially their bags!

Madewell Maisie Wave Sandal: Such a cute style, and they actually stay on your foot. They will stretch some with wear, but are a little narrow vertically, if that makes sense.

Shop More Crossbody Bags + Straps To Add A Pop of Color

Clare V., Madewell, Social Threads and Anthropologie all have great interchangeable bag options. You can shop all of Clare V.’s bag straps here, but we also adore NY-based boutique Social Threads for their adorable collection of interchangeable straps, too. (And if you’re looking for vegan bag options, Social Threads has the greatest selection of those, as well!)

xo,

L

Would love for you to say hi over on my Instagram @laurajansenstyle where there are mostly odes to snacks, OOTDs, travel and everyday mom-life-stuff in Portland, Oregon. xoxo

Photos by the lovely Posy Quarterman Photography

Oh hey, Pinners! This one’s for you…

These linen pants have become the comfy, breezy, perfect base for my go-to summer outfit (yes, in black). Just add an easy tank + accessorize with some pops of color!

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