Unless your summer home is in Verkhoyansk, it’s probably time to lighten up your bed sheets. Skip the sateens, though. You’re looking for linen and breezy, organic cotton. Linen has an open weave, so it’s extremely breathable. Organic cotton feels crisp and cool even when it’s hot out. Plus, the more you wash either one, the softer they get. Here are the ones we like.
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Parachute Linen Venice
It took two washes before Parachute’s linen set became my favorite sheets. Super light, wrinkly (think casual, not messy), and comfortable in a way that made them feel like home — if that home were a surf shack in Orange County. Best part: They continue getting better with every wash. [$399-$439; parachutehome.com]
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Rough Linen Sheet Set
Rough Linen lives up to its name for the first few washes. The fabric is rough and natural in a way that makes it feel like a canvas bag, which is a little unnerving at first. But push through the pain — or just wash them a few times before you throw them on your bed — and, like a pair of selvage jeans, the linen softens up. Best of all, they're so sturdy you'll probably be able to pass them down to your kids. [$360; roughlinen.com]