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.
You can't go wrong with gingham. Trust us.
Subtly inspired by the great outdoors, yet still plenty edgy.
We love the tone-on-tone palm tree print.
Expect to spend at least a few hours on your feet outside, and opt for a simple, flat sandal.
Visors are way in for summer—if you've ever wanted to try the trend, a BBQ's the perfect place.
This sweet little romper couldn't be more ideal.
With its loose fit and easy hood, a poncho is a nice pick for an afternoon of grilling.
Khaki shorts are a summertime staple, and we love the refined fabric and drawstring detail on this pair.
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.
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.
Contrasting yet complementary colors make for a doubly interesting pair of shades.
Big enough to fit magazines, your iPad, sunblock, a water bottle and whatever other barbeque essentials your heart desires.
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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