FLAX for a Stylish Summer!Posted by Whole Earth | 07.03.2023
FLAX for a Stylish Summer!
When warm weather arrives, you'll find lots of FLAX clothing in our Whole Earth stores. Linen is cool, breathable and a favorite for summer wear here in Texas. We love FLAX Designs classic tops, pants, and dresses made up in beautiful fabrics and colors. Throughout the year FLAX offers collections composed of classic and new designs in complementary colors and linen fabrics. Here are a few of our favorite pieces from collections you'll now find in our stores.
FLAX Vintage Collection
To celebrate their 30th year in business, FLAX has created the Vintage Collection. It includes customer-favorite designs sewn up in some very special fabrics. The piece that immediately caught our eye is the FLAX Women's X-Specially Nice Top. The striped fabric is woven from five colored threads and includes curved seams and gentle a-line shaping for a striking addition to one's wardrobe. And if you are particularly fond of FLAX stripes, be on the lookout in July for the Sunshine Collection's Endless Stripe, a fun revival from several years ago.
The Vintage Collection includes many pieces to mix and match with the X-Specially Nice Top. From a distance, one might suspect that many of these pieces are made up of a single solid color fabric. But closer inspection reveals that the so-called solids are actually composed of combinations of four-color linen threads adding richness and variety to the classic designs of tops, pants, and dresses. For those who have been wearing FLAX clothing for most of the past twenty or thirty years, the revival of these beautiful fabrics is a welcome event.
FLAX Bold Collection
This year's FLAX Bold Collection features striking colors and patterns. The pieces featuring color like the FLAX Women's Select Tank or Floods or Diana Dress, are made with special fabrics. The lightweight linen is woven with specialty yarn dyes of three-color threads that add depth and interest to each piece. The summery color palette combined with cool linen will make these pieces some of your warm-weather favorites.
The Bold Collection also offers clothing in black and white. The FLAX Women's Dreamy Top makes a dramatic statement in a large Tattersall plaid. Other pieces in plaid are available as a tunic or a jacket and can make an eye-catching outfit with black Floods. There is also a black linen version of the Diana Dress. Think of it as your summery little black dress for special occasions.
FLAX Core Collection
Standouts in the FLAX Core Collection include the FLAX Women's Sun Shorts. These linen shorts have an elastic waistband, a roomy fit in the hips, and a flattering length. Wear them with your favorite summer tees and tanks. They can be dressed up for those special occasions when you can wear shorts but need shorts with style. They are also good for bedtime wear. Linen is cool and comfortable for a good night's sleep!
A new piece in the Core Collection for this year is the FLAX Women's Mikey's Cardi. Made of lightweight linen, this cardigan is reversible. Each side is made with a complementary color. One side includes colored detailing at the bottom hem and sleeves and a button placket. When reversed, the complementary color is revealed when the long sleeves are rolled up. The Cardi is a good choice for cool evenings or chilly air conditioning on summer days and nights.
FLAX de Soleil Collection
The FLAX de Soleil Collection offers a versatile selection of pastel tops, pants, and dresses for mix and match. Thanks to its stylish length, the FLAX Women's Garden Party Dress can be worn either as a dress or as a tunic with pants. It has a round neck, a center seam in front and back, and side seam pockets. And if you are feeling crafty, you could follow the lead of our customers in San Antonio who are known for creating their own unique pieces by dyeing white FLAX clothing for Fiesta, the city's multicultural spring festival.
Another piece that might lend itself to the creation of your own color story is the FLAX Women's Afternoon Cover. It too is available in lovely pastel shades and white. The Afternoon Cover is an oversized blouse with classic shirt styling including a button front, button cuffs, and a back pleat. The sleeves can be comfortably rolled to three-quarters length and the shirt worn as an overblouse or jacket with a complementary tank or short sleeve tee.
So if you are feeling the heat, consider adding lightweight linen clothing to your summer wardrobe. We have a wide selection of FLAX clothing for everyday wear as well as travel and special occasions. With subtle colors, bold patterns, and beautiful multicolored thread fabrics, you can create outfits to carry you through the summer in style.