Ever get that dreadful feeling of heading outside for all of ten minutes, and then finding yourself already drowning in a puddle of perspiration? Even if you’re dressed as if street style photographers should be constantly by your side, it’s hardly a pleasant situation at all, so here’s a proposition; if you’ve had enough of sacrificing personal comfort for the sake of style, well, don’t – Muji shows us how to dress for both.
You’ll first appreciate the thought behind the Japanese brand’s clean aesthetics, and then how truly comfortable their linen collection is. The timeless, natural material deserves mention because it seems to be made precisely for our warm weather; its breathable fabric is the easiest way to keep our body cool, due to how it’s great at absorbing moisture and then having it dry quickly, which is why wearing a simple linen shirt feels incredibly breezy. Muji takes their French linen a step further by including sweaters and cardigans that block out ultraviolet rays from the sun.
And then there’s the design. These are garments that come beautifully minimalistic, though not without great discernment; the softly wrinkled nature of linen gives a relaxed vibe to the lightweight skirts and cropped pants, with elastic waistbands so you can just slip them on, while this season sees striped designs inspired by traditional Japanese patterns. You can also go for their new silhouettes, a stylish wide shirt that’s now slightly oversized, or a sleeveless dress with a dipped hem that looks like it can be whipped out for any occasion, especially the next time you’re facing the sun. And this time, you can actually breathe easy.
Muji Linen Collection 2017, $49 to $79 for the ladies’ collection and $49 to $119 for the men’s collection. Available at all Muji stores and online at muji.com.sg.