It’s warming up nicely here and I couldn’t be happier. Of course, I shouldn’t complain because I do live in a mild climate but nothing feels more hopeful than sunny warm days and trees bursting with blossoms. The next thing you know it’ll be summer and we’ll be bringing out our lightest weight clothes. Linen is my go-to for the hottest weather because it keeps me the coolest. Our new home is in a hotter climate than the Bay Area which means it really cooks here in the summer.
I added this new Vera Vest by Beau Jours to my wardrobe this spring and have already started wearing it. It strikes the perfect balance between structured and flowing with side pockets and a hood. I love how effortless it is to toss over a simple tee and jeans. It’s that perfect third piece for hot days on the run.
Beau Jours is designed with the busy woman in mind, taking her from running errands to dinner out with friends, without changing clothes.
This vests minimalistic lines make it a great chameleon for your wardrobe. Its straight silhouette is edged with ribbing along the pockets, armholes, front opening and hood. The knee-length hemline is straight across the front then angles up in the back for an unexpected surprise.
The soft gray color is created with a special oil dyeing process and the effect looks ethereal. To keep everything soft I paired it with a column of white and pale gray accessories. It would also look great tossed over leggings or even workout gear for that little bit of polish you need running to and from yoga or the gym.
I used to be neurotic about linen. I wanted it to look as crisp as a starched cotton shirt. I’d iron the living daylights out of it until it was smooth and stiff. Then five minutes after putting it on I’d be disappointed by the knife sharp wrinkles that set in the moment I moved!
The Vera Vest is machine wash gentle cold and machine dry. That means it comes out of the dryer with very soft wrinkles. I hang it warm from the dryer and steam it lightly to soften the biggest wrinkles and call it a day.
How do you care for your linen?
Thanks for reading ladies and have a great day.
Thanks to Artful Home for partnering on this post. They provided the vest and I was compensated; all opinions are my own.