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Top 10 Linen T-Shirts

The Best T-Shirts To Wear When It's Brutally Hot Outside

The Best T-Shirts To Wear When It's Brutally Hot Outside

Given that Rank & Style office is located smack dab in the south, it's safe to say we've learned a thing or two about surviving summer's heat and humidity in style. Aside from breezy pants, cotton sundresses, and barely-there sandals, one of our go-to staples for keeping it chic in the 90-degree weather is a high-quality linen t-shirt. Made with the most breathable fabric in the book, the warm-weather basic is the best way to stay both cool and put-together for any occasion—whether it's work or weekend brunch. That's why we've rounded up an edit of the Top 10 linen shirts in the book, all thanks to our data-driven algorithm that factors in best-selling buzz, editorial mentions, and real user reviews. From sexy scoop necks to pretty prints, keep scrolling to discover the best linen t-shirts on the web and stock up for summer. Opening image: freepeople.com

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June 11, 2020

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Express Scoop Neck Linen Tee

Our Score

WHERE TO WEAR: With its scoop neck and drapey linen, this tee oozes both sophistication and summer vibes. Whether you tuck it into straight leg jeans or high-rise trousers, it's perfect for the office.

LOVED FOR: The color selection makes this tee look even more luxe. Available in chic shades like soft beige and olive green, each one has a light, golden sheen that provides an elevated touch.


Lou & Grey Softserve Linen Tee

Our Score

LOVED FOR: You know that vintage tee that you've washed and worn about 100 times? This pick from Lou & Grey has the same level of softness and distress right off the shelf—no need to break it in.

FUN FACT: This tee was made in a HERproject partner factory, an organization that strives to empower women working in global supply chains.


Daily Ritual 100% Linen Short-Sleeve Crew Neck T-Shirt

Our Score

WHY YOU NEED IT: Classic, 100% linen, and under $20? You can't go wrong with this Amazon find.

USERS SAID: "This is probably my 5th or 6th shirt from Daily Ritual and I just love their stuff. The thread count is high, and the fabric is soft. The design contours my body well and shows off my figure in a flattering way without showing much."


Rails Cara Tee

Our Score

BEST FOR: If you're looking to splurge, you can't go wrong with the Cara. With a slouchy fit and a touch of lyocell for unmatched softness, it's the crème de la crème of linen tees.

HELPFUL TIP: It's hard to tell in the photo, but this tee comes with the cutest flamingo print, and you can also snag it in cheetah or strawberry. Good luck choosing just one.


Free People Under The Sun Shirt

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Thanks to the rolled neckline and cuffs, this shirt has the coolest worn-in vibe. 

STYLE WITH: Just as its name suggests, you can indeed wear this shirt with anything under the sun. Dress it up with polished pants, play up the distressed vibes with denim shorts—the possibilities are endless.


Banana Republic Linen V-Neck T-Shirt

Our Score

WHY YOU NEED IT: This breezy linen tee has been specially washed for even more softness and slouch. It's a good thing it comes in 10 colors—you'll want to stock up.

USERS SAID: "I bought five of these in different colors! The linen washes well and irons well on low, the fabric is nice and breathable for summer, and the colors are pretty. I love the peach sorbet, grey, and blue, and I also got two white ones!"


Mango 100% Linen T-Shirt

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The sleek V-neck and seam down the front make this shirt stand out from the rest. It's the perfect way to add a little oomph to your typical jeans-and-tee look.

FUN FACT: This tee is part of Mango's Committed collection, meaning it was produced using sustainable fibers or processes. 


Old Navy Loose-Fit Linen-Blend Easy Tee

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WHY YOU NEED IT: According to reviewers, this tee is way more luxurious than its $15 price tag suggests. You can thank Old Navy's soft-washed, linen-blend fabric for that.

USERS SAID: "I have three of these shirts in different colors. They are soft and comfortable and have quickly become my go-to’s!"


Old Navy Loose-Fit Linen-Blend Pocket Easy Tee

Our Score

BEST FOR: Tired of stealing your BF's shirts? Here's your fix. With its oversized fit and front patch pocket, this ultra-soft, linen-blend tee is the ideal alternative.

STYLE WITH: We'll be living in this tee and our straight-leg jeans this summer.


H&M Linen T-Shirt

Our Score

WHY YOU NEED IT: H&M totally nailed it with this tee. It's slouchy but not too slouchy, under $20, and since it's 100% linen, it's practically guaranteed to age well. We recommend snagging a few colors.

AS SEEN ON: We love the way blogger Sarah Ellis styles hers.

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