How to Wear Linen in Winter

Hi Everyone,

Back in Zurich now and time to get back into Winter Fashion mode…

Linen is considered by so many people to be a Spring/Summer look. However linen comes in many thicknesses and quality can vary hugely.

Truth be told a rich thick linen will most likely be far too warm for a sunny Spring or Summer day. So here’s my trick about how to wear linen in Winter:

The trick is to wear a thin wool body hugging top underneath. My favourites are the modal and cashmere tops from Intimissimi.

Back to the linen dress I am wearing – the story behind it’s making is so nice….keep reading for more.


How to Wear Linen in Winter

This dress is made by Swiss based Lithuanian fashion designer Joana Brindze and her husband Edvardas Brindza. Together they formed the fashion label BUD.  Their focus is on sustainability. Caring about our natural resources.

Our mission is to encourage zero waste by being mindful of each purchase that makes its way into your closet. By giving close consideration to ‘slow fashion’, which is the life cycle of clothing – the making, purchasing, wearing and eventual discard of each item – BUD creates fashionable, timeless items that will remain a centerpiece of your wardrobe for years to come.


Each item of clothing is hand made in Switzerland. The idea is to create timeless pieces that become wardrobe favourites for years to come.

BUD also has sweaters, hand-knitted by retired women in Lithuania. The women are paid 100% of the profit from each item to ensure that they receive a living wage for their creations.


When I heard about BUD I just had to try out a piece of clothing for myself. This shirt dress is made so carefully and lovingly there is a sense of richness each time I wear it.

However what really impresses me about BUD is that in addition to having very ethical principles and creating something with the future of our planet in mind, the pricing is also very fair. This shirt dress is available at EUR 179.



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Hi! I’m Yvonne, a 40 something (wink) Kiwi, living in Zurich. I love fashion, travel, shopping and food – believing chocolate will cure almost anything!

  1. This is such a great outfit on you!! AND I can’t wait to hear about your experience with Queenstown. We went last year and LOVED it so much!!

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