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Shorts are an obvious and classic choice for a BBQ. Instead of going with classic cutoffs—versatile as they may be—why not try a tailored skort instead? Mix it up with a chambray button-down and fun printed sneakers, then throw on a visor for a little added UV protection.
Gingham was made to be worn at a summer picnic! Try a dress in the warm-weather print paired with comfy, low wedges and a pair of classic yet bold shades. A cross-body bag keeps your hands free for going H.A.M. on that corn on the cob.
They may get an bad (or at least infantile) rap, but rompers are actually pretty versatile—and a great choice for a day of grilling and chilling. If you're hesitant to try one for yourself, go for a simple piece in solid colors and with clean lines. Keep the nautical theme going with a fun whistle necklace and striped espadrilles and finish off your look with a pair of avant-garde sunnies.
There's no better way to stay cool at a BBQ than by flashing a sliver of midriff. This crop-top-and-skirt combo has a bright, summery print that's super on-season—and could come in handy for disguising the odd sauce spill, too. If your BBQ's more of a potluck situation, bring along your Tupperware of bean dip and boxed fruit salad in an oversized tote.