Yes, it was meant as a summer shirt. I think I might try to wash it like crazy. To get a paler, less saturated look. Just wash it a lot of times with my white laundry. I wouldn't mind a washed-out look, since it's linen.
The new size worked for me. I haven't worn them much lately, since it's spring over here and I usually wear lighter-coloured shoes in spring. But so far, I'm happy with the shoes.
Some lighter ankle boot options for s/s would be nice.