Linen Pants 3 Ways

how to style white linen pants

Starting today through March 13 take 25% off at Abercrombie with code AFLTK! While warmer days feel far, far away here in Boston, I know some of you are living in more mild climates or have upcoming trips planned! For summer and vacations I love breezy linen pants as a staple, but it’s hard to come by ones that are petite-friendly and non-baggy, and especially white ones that aren’t see through.

Abercrombie has a great basic linen-blend pant right now in multiple colors and inseams (bonus: the white color has a full lining), and from past experience the Short option sells quickly so I’m sharing now even in the midst of winter! You can see each of these looks in motion in my Instagram Reels video.

A few other recommendations:

1. Linen pants styling: for dinner / drinks
white linen pants resort vacation outfit

I love the sharp contrast of a chic black & white pairing, and you can easily reverse this look with black pants and a white top. This same top also comes in a blue and white floral print that would be super cute with these pants or jeans. The top has lightly structured boning in the bodice which has a smoothing effect (not a heavy boning at all, so it doesn’t feel stiff or restricting). The fabric is fluid and the sleeves are only gently puffed, good for those who don’t like a structured voluminous sleeve.

If you’re deciding on a color of pant, note that wrinkles are inevitable with wear on linen-blend pants (and this one is no exception) but the creasing on a black pair is a little less visible than light colors.

2. Linen pants styling: for work / a meeting
A+F oversized boyfriend blazer petite try on

If you’re in need of staple fitted tanks – the ottoman rib collection that A+F put out recently is fantastic. I have both the square neck tank pictured above and the sweater tee, and these are thicker, sturdy weight knit tops. Compared to the tank, the tee option feels a little more substantial (maybe just slightly thicker?) with a smooth, soft against the skin inner feel.

Compared to the Reformation Julia sweater tank I love, the Abercrombie ottoman tank has slightly narrower shoulder straps, more stretch, a slightly thinner weight, and fits a little smaller. The “beige” color has taupe tones to it and coordinates perfectly with their relaxed blazer in Light Taupe. FYI their blazer is a more straight cut, relaxed style and you can see the full sleeve length on me here.

Abercrombie petite linen blend white pants
3. Linen pants styling: casual / errands
A+F linen blend pants petite review

I wanted to show these pants with a few other shoe options, as the Short length works well on me with flats, low heels and even sneakers. I thought these pants looked chic with both my Madewell trainers and my Converse platform sneakers without dragging on the floor!

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  1. Grace wrote:

    Just received the linen pants and love them! Do you somehow hide the strings for a slightly elevated look?

    BTW- Cannot wait for the thinner edited pieces belt to drop!

    Posted 2.11.23 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      I’m so glad you love them, I tuck the strings into the waistband!

      And thank you so much for your interest and excitement for the mini belt, I can’t wait to share it with you all xx

      Posted 2.13.23 Reply
  2. meena wrote:

    I’ve been looking for linen pants for an upcoming beach trip and they are SO hard to find. SO glad you posted about these, very timely. I just ordered 2 pairs in white and blue. Thank you Jean for sharing these finds! I’ve ordered a few things based on your suggestion/posts and they have all been stellar quality and fit – keep it up!

    Posted 2.3.23 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you Meena! I’m so glad this post came just in time for your beach trip, hope you have a blast!

      Posted 2.7.23 Reply
  3. Valerie wrote:

    I love these flat shoe smart casual looks you’ve been sharing lately! It would be so helpful to see a side by side comparison of the different sneakers (Veja, Madewell, Everlane, Converse) and hear your thoughts on quality, comfort, fit etc. between the brands.

    Posted 2.3.23 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you Valerie! I don’t currently have any plans to do a side by side comparison, but I’ll keep that idea in mind! I do however have posts about a few of those pairs, which I’ve linked for you here: Veja, Everlane and Converse

      Posted 2.7.23 Reply

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