Ah, a summer BBQ. Friends, cocktails, the smell of the grill- it doesn’t get any better than that, and after the year we’ve all had, some quality time with good food and friends sounds like an actual dream.
We think part of the fun of attending anything is choosing what to wear. Whether you’re the chic minimalist of your friend group or the one who always has to make an entrance, we’ve got some outfit ideas that will be perfect for your next summer gathering!
- Boho Beauty
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Not only do rompers look super trendy, but they are also one of the comfiest pieces you can own. We promise you, the only time you’ll regret wearing a romper is when you head to the bathroom. (If you know, you know.)
Rompers are super versatile pieces that you’ll be able to wear again and again because they can easily be dressed up or dressed down, AND they’re super light and breezy – an all around win for a summer get-together no matter the time of day or weather.
If you like a more minimal look, go for a romper in a solid color and pair it with a neutral shoe; you can always add a denim jacket for layers or go a little crazy with some statement earrings and a necklace, if you want to add a little dimension. If you fancy a print, go as big and bold or as light and delicate as you prefer. Don’t be afraid to add a cardigan for a little extra warmth if you need to, or pair this one with a woven shoe and maybe even a fun little sun hat.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to rompers, which is just another reason to love them. You can keep adding to a romper to make your outfit uniquely you.
Our pick: Jamie Jumpsuit from Natural Life, $48 (shop here)
- Ripped Denim + Pretty Much Anything
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Nothing, and we mean nothing, looks bad with destructed denim. Pair your favorite, most comfortable ripped jeans with a knotted up plain tee, vintage crop top, retro ringer tee, or even a bodysuit, and you’ve got a super laid back, ultra-trendy outfit.
Pair your ensemble with some Vans, crisp white sneakers, Chucks, sandal slip-ons, or whatever else will last you through the night, and you’re ready to party on. We love this look with some vintage sunnies and statement earrings to add just a little something fun.
Our pick: 501 Skinny Women’s Jeans, $88 (shop here)
- To the Max
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If you like to be a little extra, harness the power of that maxi skirt moment to make a major appearance at your next gathering. We love the look of a bold-printed maxi skirt paired with a solid crop top or plain tee. However, if you’re feeling extra bold, pair a printed maxi skirt with a graphic tee or cool vintage band tee.
While you’re at it, pairing shoes with a maxi skirt can totally transform your look. If you’re having a boho moment, go for the wooden clogs. Feeling super edgy? Chunky Docs. And, if athleisure is more your thing, grab some sneakers.
Our pick: Mitra Embroidered Maxi Skirt, $168 (shop here)
- Overall, a Good Choice
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A pair of overalls is another super versatile piece that is great to have in your closet for all kinds of summertime events, including BBQ’s. You can opt for denim, linen, ripped, striped – you name it. There’s truly no limit to fabrics, patterns, or styles when it comes to overalls these days.
If you ask us, we love the look and feel of linen overalls with a simple white t-shirt underneath, paired with some woven slip-ons and a vintage silk scarf as a headband. If you’re feeling like going all out, throw on some vintage sunnies to complete the look.
Our pick: Pilcro The Wanderer Relaxed Overalls, $168 (shop here)
- Gingham Style
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Something we absolutely love about summertime is how easy it is to simply throw on a dress and a killer pair of shoes, and get out the door. As you probably already know, a sundress is super versatile, and you can choose just the right one for you. It doesn’t matter if you choose a solid in a neutral, a solid in a bright color, swiss dots, an a-line, or a bold print; whatever fits your vibe makes the vibe.
We love the look of a gingham plaid dress paired with some sweet heels or a pointed-toe flat, layered up with a denim jacket, some vintage sunnies, and the most perfect woven bag. Better yet, choose a bag that has a pop of color that contrasts with the plaid to make your look even more exciting.
Our pick: The Dainty Dress in Black and Cream Gingham, $350 (shop here)