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What to Wear to a Summer BBQ

Memorial Day is finally upon us, and you know what that means: it's time to shed some layers, slap on the SPF and head outside for some summer fun. Outdoor barbeques happen to be one of our all-time favorite ways to ring in the warmer weather. After all, there's nothing better than kicking back with an ice-cold beer and a burgers (or portobello patty, if that's what you prefer).

While most reach for their tried-and-true denim cutoffs, flip-flops and cotton crop tops the instant they hear the word "barbeque," your outfit doesn't need to be that casual. If you're aiming to make a stylish statement while sipping sangria and lounging by the grill, look try our BBQ-perfect picks in the slideshow below.

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You can't go wrong with gingham. Trust us.

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Subtly inspired by the great outdoors, yet still plenty edgy.

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We love the tone-on-tone palm tree print.

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Expect to spend at least a few hours on your feet outside, and opt for a simple, flat sandal.

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Visors are way in for summer—if you've ever wanted to try the trend, a BBQ's the perfect place.

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This sweet little romper couldn't be more ideal.

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With its loose fit and easy hood, a poncho is a nice pick for an afternoon of grilling.

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Khaki shorts are a summertime staple, and we love the refined fabric and drawstring detail on this pair.

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Should you want a shoe that offers a bit more height, a sturdy wedge will boost you up without sinking into the soft grass outside.

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Worn with shorts, this maillot doubles as a lovely top. Simply slip off the bottoms, and you're ready for a dip in the pool.

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Contrasting yet complementary colors make for a doubly interesting pair of shades.

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Big enough to fit magazines, your iPad, sunblock, a water bottle and whatever other barbeque essentials your heart desires.

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When you're outside under the blazing sun, your lips will likely be the first part of your face to burn. Protect them with this subtly-tinted balm.

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