The right look for any summer BBQ
With Memorial Day’s passing we’ve reached the unofficial start of summer and BBQ season. To that we say bring on the burgers, brats and brews!
But, if you’re looking in your closet thinking you’ve got nothing to wear to a laid back summer soiree, don’t fret. Here are five perfect pieces for any backyard party.
Shorts, usually in denim, are a staple of casual summer gatherings. However, this pair of linen shorts is even better than a pair of cutoffs. The lightweight material and loose fit will keep you cool. Plus, the drawstring waistband lets you splurge a little when filling your plate. Caslon Drawstring Linen Shorts, $49, Nordstrom.com
For midday BBQs, sunscreen is imperative. Give the delicate skin of your face extra protection with this fun fedora. And, when paired with oversized sunglasses, you’ll look like the star of any party. Signature Wide-Brimmed Straw Fedora, $69, LLBean.com
These low boots caught our eye and immediately we had visions of a Fourth of July BBQ. The bold blue hue would complete any outfit that includes an American flag tank and denim (shorts, skirt, or cropped jeans). Want to wear them sooner? Think white eyelet dress and a denim jacket. Women’s Elvis Viva Harness Boot, $194.95 on sale, CountryOutfitter.com
When a BBQ lasts well into the night, you’ll need an extra layer for warmth. Pick up this striped, hooded sweater and you’ll be all set for roasting marshmallows next to a cozy fire. Striped Hooded Sweater, $59.50, Loft.com
If you’re headed to a BBQ to celebrate something special – graduation, wedding, a new baby – you may need something a little more formal. This bright striped dress is fun, flattering and perfect for any occasion. Nine West Striped Cotton-Blend Pleated Dress, $79, Macys.com