17+ Effortless Linen Pants Outfit Ideas for Spring & Summer

Wondering what to wear with linen pants? Check out my style guide with chic linen pants outfit ideas including white linen pants outfits that will show you how to add this piece to your everyday looks!

collage of four women wearing stylish outfits with white, black, and beige linen pants

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What To Wear With Linen Pants

Linen pants are chic, airy, and breathable, making them perfect to wear during spring and summer. They add an effortless, breezy feel to any look and can be dressed up or down to suit almost any occasion.

Linen pants are also great if you love comfortable pieces since they commonly have a relaxed fit and are easy to spend a whole day in. 

If you want to add this gorgeous piece to your wardrobe but don’t know how to style it, you’ve come to the right place! I’ve put together a style guide, complete with several chic linen pants outfit ideas from top fashion it-girls (and a couple of my own), to show you just how to style these pants!

Linen Pants Outfit Ideas

Whether you want to add linen pants to your everyday looks or you plan to create more formal outfits, I’ve got a look for every style below!

light and airy

woman wearing white linen pleated pants, a white tank top, with black ballet flats and a striped black and white knit sweater over her shoulders

get the look:

In this first outfit, I paired my pleated cropped linen pants with simple black ballet flats. I added a knit ivory tank and threw a striped sweater over my shoulders.

The look gives “old money vibes” but is actually affordable (aside from the Chanel flats, but I’ve linked a budget-friendly alternative above!).

minimalistic vibes

woman wearing a black asymmetrical tank top with white linen pants and black sandals

get the look:

Above, I went with a minimal look with my white linen pants. A black asymmetrical tank and black chunky sandals create the “sandwich effect” which adds balance to the whole look.

While I didn’t wear one here, I would add a slim black belt to dress up the outfit for a more formal occasion and swap the chunky sandals for heeled sandals. 

monochromatic black

An image of a woman with black linen pants, a black one-shoulder tank top, and a black bucket hat

get the look:

A quick way to style an elevated outfit with linen pants is to go for an all-black monochromatic look. Black pants with a black tank and sandals is a simple yet chic choice and will have you looking polished anywhere you go. 

The pleated linen pants add a classy touch to this casual outfit, or you can stick with relaxed drawstring linen pants to keep it laid-back. Alternatively, if you want a more sophisticated look, opt out of the bucket hat and go for a sleek bun instead, and switch the flats for heeled sandals.

linen pants + a button-up

An image of a woman with black linen pants, a white button-up tied in the front, and grey clogs

get the look:

Linen pants are a classic piece, so it makes perfect sense to pair them with another classic wardrobe staple, in my opinion!

A button-up can be styled casually like it is here, or you can go for a fully buttoned, tucked-in look for a business casual outfit. The clogs add to the relaxed vibes here, but heels would look fantastic if you wanted a formal outfit. 

I love the neutral colors of this outfit on @anoukyve, but you can easily use your favorite shades to create a look that shows off your personality. Go for pastel shades for a spring look or bright colors during the summer. 

add a blouse

An image of a woman with white linen pants and a black and white checkered blouse

get the look:

Linen pants are an excellent choice for a casual outfit when running errands and meeting friends for lunch. And, pairing them with a blouse quickly adds a feminine touch. 

You can opt for a short-sleeved blouse for hot summer days or choose one like this for transitional weather. If you want to dress this outfit up, trade the flops for strappy sandals and the sling bag for a handbag. 

I also love the idea of a floral top for a spring vibe, and any color would work because of the neutral pants. 

linen pants for cooler days

An image of a woman with black linen pants, a cropped tan jacket, black Converse sneakers, and a straw tote bag

get the look:

We all know that jeans are an everyday go-to for a casual outfit, but linen pants are a perfect alternative when you want something comfortable and light. I think linen pants work well in any laid-back look while still looking chic and refined. 

When the weather is a little cooler in the spring or summer, linen pants, a cozy tee, and sneakers are an excellent combo. A cropped cotton or denim jacket is perfect for early spring, or you can wear a trench coat or bomber jacket with a look like this. 

go with a matching set

An image of a woman with green linen pants and a matching green button-up over a white bathing suit top

get the look:

A matching set is the easiest way to achieve an elevated look, and this matching linen pants and button-up set is a stunning combo. You can layer a set like this over a bikini in the summer, or you can style this for a lunch date. 

If you don’t have a matching linen set, don’t worry, you can pair any linen top with pants for a stylish look. Go for matching colors or try contrasting shades like black and ivory. You can also wear printed linen pants and a solid-colored shirt for a playful and fashionable outfit. 

linen pants + a graphic tee

An image of a woman with tan linen pants, a white graphic tee, white slide sandals, and a black baseball cap

get the look:

Take inspiration from this outfit by @phoebesoup and pair your comfy linen pants with your favorite graphic tee for a casual-cool outfit. You can use a graphic tee with a minimal look like my favorite Jil Sander tee or a top with a bolder print. 

You can wear this combo with anything from Birkenstocks to strappy sandals to trainers. Add the sunglasses and baseball hat to stay safe from the bright summer sun, and add a classic tote or crossbody bag to keep hands-free during a busy day. 

a crop top + birkenstocks

An image of a woman with white linen pants, a cropped white tee, and slide sandals with a beige tote bag

get the look:

Clean-girl aesthetic here we come.

I am totally here for this youthful summer look. This outfit will definitely keep you cool in warm weather and is a great choice for a weekend brunch date. 

You can go for light tones like this, swap it out for dark shades, or choose vibrant colors for an eye-catching outfit. Go for Birkenstock slide sandals for a laid-back feel or try platform sandals for a trendy style. 

For ultimate comfort (and no blisters), learn how to break in Birkenstocks faster! 

casual chic

An image of a woman with white linen pants, an asymmetrical black tank tip, black sandals, and a white handbag

get the look:

Linen trousers with a pleated detail can easily look dressy with minimal and timeless pieces. I love the wide-leg cut of these Dissh linen pants as it adds an elegant feel, and the asymmetrical tank is another chic touch. 

Go for tailored linen pants to achieve a dressier look thats perfect for dinner at a resort. Simply add some jewelry and a chic handbag, and you’re ready for your next spring or summer date night!

On a really warm day, swap the pants for shorts – you’ll love these linen shorts outfit ideas!

White Linen Pants Outfit Ideas

White linen pants have a fresh and sleek look and are an ideal piece to wear in the spring. I have some more gorgeous white linen pants outfit ideas to show you how easy it is to style white linen pants for any look!

add an oversized sweater

An image of a woman with white linen pants, a blue sweater, and a white tote bag

get the look:

This stylish combo is a perfect outfit to wear in early spring when you’re ready for linen but still want a cozy feel. 

A white linen pants outfit with an oversized sweater is a great cool-weather option. You can go for a bright blue like this one here or opt for a neutral color for a timeless look. Add some clogs for warmth, or go for sneakers if you plan to be on your feet all day. 


An image of a woman with white linen pants and an oversized white tie top

get the look:

A flowy linen top with white linen pants or a white skirt is the perfect resort or vacation outfit. It is trendy and youthful, and definitely gives a summer vibe.

I love the airy look of this white set, and it pairs well with other light neutral accessories for a breezy, ocean-inspired feel. The chunky sandals and a chic handbag complete this look, and we love a touch dainty gold jewelry to elevate the whole look. 

How do you make linen pants dressy?

Linen pants can easily be dressed up for an anniversary dinner, birthday party, or special event. Pair them with a dressy blouse or a linen blazer and add heeled sandals or pumps for an elevated touch. Go with accessories such as dainty jewelry or a high-end handbag to quickly give your linen pants a dressed-up look. 

spring vibes

An image of a woman with white linen pants, an asymmetrical white tank, a green button-up, and strappy black sandals

I love how this combo with a pair of belted linen dress pants and a tank top works together for an airy and feminine look. The button-up is the perfect addition to keep this outfit laid-back while adding a sublte pop of color. 

The sandals and straw tote make this outfit spring-ready, so wear it out when you’re taking a stroll and enjoying the warm weather.

stripes + a blazer

An image of a woman with white and grey striped linen pants, a cream blazer, and white double-banded slide sandals

get the look:

If you want a refined look that stands out, go for striped linen pants and a blazer like @jenknowsbestblog above . Striped pants are a great piece to have in your wardrobe, and they’ll easily pair with elevated pieces for a dressed-up look. 

Wear a tank or classic tee under your blazer, add gold jewelry, and a gorgeous handbag. Stick with the slide sandals to stay comfy while you grab brunch and shop or go for loafers or heels if you want an office-ready outfit. 

lug boots + a chunky sweater

An image of a woman with white linen pants, an oversized sweater, and brown boots

get the look:

Linen pants aren’t just for spring and summer!

You can easily wear linen pants in the fall (and even winter) by combining them with a chunky sweater and boots. Chelsea boots are the perfect casual choice, but you can also wear heeled boots for a dressed-up vibe. 

I love the cozy feel of this patterned chrochet sweater, although a solid color would work just as well. Casual, wide-leg linen pants are perfect for a comfy look or try tailored linen pants if you want a sleek and modern feel.

pair it with denim

An image of a woman with white linen pants, a denim button-up, black sandals, and a tan clutch

get the look:

I love how an oversized denim jacket or shirt jacket adds a laid-back feel to any outfit. Above, you can see how pairing this piece with linen pants creates an on-trend and casual look perfect spring and summer. 

If you feel that the oversized look isn’t for you, go with a cropped denim jacket for a look that is still stylish and timeless. Sandals and a clutch are fantastic accessories for this outfit and take it from casual to chic. 

make it a beach look

An image of a woman with white linen pants, chunky sandals, a white bikini top, and a straw hat and tote bag

get the look:

Last on the list of white linen pants outfit ideas is a beach look I love!

Creating a summer outfit with linen pants is as easy as pairing it with a bikini top and sandals. Get beach ready by layering airy linen trousers over your favorite bikini and grabbing a straw hat. 

I love the crisp white of these pants, but you could add some summer color by going for pink, blue, or green. Grab a straw tote to carry your towel, sunscreen, and other essentials during your beach day!

What Shoes To Wear With Linen Pants

You can wear all kinds of shoes with linen pants, and your footwear should match the vibe you’re going for. Here are some excellent options for shoes to pair with linen pants:

  • flat sandals
  • flip-flops
  • heeled sandals
  • classic pumps
  • ballet flats
  • mules or clogs
  • sneakers
  • lug or Chelsea boots
  • heeled boots


As you can see, styling linen pants doesn’t have to be hard!

You can pair these pants with dozens of pieces to create chic outfits that can be worn anywhere from a casual lunch date to a summer vacation to the office. So use my style guide for inspiration so you can sport linen pants all spring and summer long!


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