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Summers here in Philadelphia can really bring the heat, which wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for the so-thick-you-could-slice-it humidity. For three long months, your hair's a disaster, your makeup melts right off your face, and your clothes stick to your skin like plastic wrap. It's the worst.
When those first 85-plus-degree days strike, I like to reach for something lightweight and gauzy to wear, but I'm not uninhibited enough to go the sheer route. J.Crew's linen tees solve my modesty quandary by combining coverage with the breathable benefits of the season's go-to fabric, linen. They're pricier than your standard cotton tee, but the luxe feel of the linen—along with the variety of available colors and prints—make the shirts a worthy buy. To keep these tees from blowing up my budget, I usually wait until J.Crew drops a promo code before swooping in.
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