Wouldn’t you know it? After I posted my Styling Kimonos for Summer post last week, I came across a new ruana that I love. I think you’ll love it, too! Let’s see how I styled this colorful summer ruana from Chico’s.
But first I want to show you how summery fresh this outfit looks even without my new wrap. I’m all about linen this summer. Ha! And this is my third pair of linen pants to add to my summer wardrobe. But I know I’ll be wearing these classic wide leg white linen trousers for many years. And they’re a steal at less than $35 right now.
I did size up to a 10 or Chico’s 1.5 in these drawstring linen pants. The 8 or Chico’s 1 just felt a bit snug in the rear and I feared they wouldn’t stretch any with wear. I certainly didn’t want these white linen pants to be at all tight in the rear or hips.
Isn’t this pale turquoise blue double v-neck tank a pretty shade? It’s just like the white one I have from last year and styled here. I didn’t hesitate to purchase another one because it’s so lightweight and breathable. It layers easily under other garments, but wears well by itself, too.
I’m wearing a Chico’s 0 or size 6 in the tank, but I noticed that they’re gone in that size. They do have other colors to choose from, however. And there is also a pale turquoise elbow sleeve tee.
For a “day of shopping” look I grabbed my straw hat from last year’s summer travel collection at Chico’s. This shell-embellished straw hat is similar and marked down considerably. Every gal needs a wide-brimmed hat to protect her face from the harsh rays of the sun.
At any rate, you could create a similar look with most any comfortable pretty tank top of your choice. I just added my pretty aqua pendant necklace and some gold earrings and bracelet from last year. I’ve linked other pretty jewelry selections in the shopping widget because as I typed this post, there was, supposedly, only one aqua pendant necklace left.
Then for a “dinner on the restaurant veranda” look I added the beautiful, colorful summer ruana in this bold tropical print. So you see, it would work nicely with tops in so many different colors, including black or sand.
Because these white linen pants have a 31.5″ inseam, I wore 1″ heels with them. I’m loving my Eileen Fisher Viv Sandals, and they’re marked down a little here. As I mentioned in this post, these sandals are definitely made for walking.
My classic straw clutch is also still available and marked down generously. But if a clutch isn’t your jam, you might prefer a faux shell crossbody circle bag or a straw metallic detail tote.
The only bad news here is that the summer ruana is not marked down. Bleh. But it will be! So if you’re interested but don’t want to pay full price, just click on the little heart in the widget below so you’ll “Get Sale Alert.” My bet is Chico’s will have another sitewide markdown soon.
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15 thoughts on “Colorful Summer Ruana & Linen Pants”
Very pretty look, Kay!
Thank you, Alison. I like it too. So cool and colorful!
You look so pretty in this outfit Kay! I like it much better with your color tank instead of the matching tank the model is wearing.
I’m so glad you like what I put together Cindi. Thanks so much for sharing. ?
Beautiful look! It is in the 90s here in PA. I wore linen crop pants yesterday. ?
Thanks for BFMD. It is such a blessing to me. I re-read the verses you post and chew on them throughout the day.
Have a wonderful day, Kay!
Hi Suzanne. It’s hot here today too and I’m wearing my marigold yellow linen pants. ?
Great outfit, Kay! Love your hair ♥️
Thanks so much. It’s actually a good bit shorter now than in today’s photos. ?
Kay, you and your outfit are so beautiful! And what a fabulous BFMD! I hope that you are enjoying your day! Last night on the news we heard the OH governor say that things are getting worse. I’m just wondering if your church can still hold in-person services.
Very nice look. I really like your hair with the little bit of curl. Can’t wait to see your new cut. I am not on instagram or facebook, so I wasn’t able to get a peek.
Hi Deborah. Thanks so much. Yes, I’m enjoying my new cut. Hopefully I’ll really feel comfortable with styling it by the time I take more photos or videos.
Your hair always looks great. I love the colors in this ruana, so Oceanside. I can see it with the geranium tee shirt and geranium pink sandals from talbots. I’ll watch for it to go on sale. It will be hot here for a while anyway.
I depend on the Holy Spirit to keep me on the straight and narrow. I get a check on my behavior quite often,
Thanks so much for reading and for your kind words, Eve. Yes, definitely watch for the ruana to go on sale. I’ll try to alert you gals too.
You look pretty in these colors!!
Thanks so much, Kathy! ?