After what felt like an eternal winter in many parts of the country, summer is finally here. Summer brings barbecues, pool parties, trips to the beach and everything in between. With that social slate looming, now is the time to stock up on all of your wardrobe needs. Here are four outfit ideas for your long weekend of celebrations.
A day in the city
Grab a lightweight sportcoat and layer it with a short-sleeve woven or henley for a creative-meets-smart look as you explore the city. Pair these with sun-faded relaxed chinos and a slip-on loafer for added comfort. And don’t forget to grab a bag for your necessities—and to remain hands free for all the street fare you’ll be “sampling.”
Let’s face it—this is the real reason you are excited about Memorial Day. Firing up the grill and enjoying great food with friends calls for an outfit that matches this level of excitement. Throw on a short-sleeve woven shirt over your favorite T-shirt (think moisture-wicking fabric in case the mercury rises) with plain front shorts (ones that hit just above the knee, of course). A comfy pair of sneakers and stylish shades will round out your look. Now get cookin’!
Party on the pier
Once the sun sets, it’s going to get chilly along the water. (It’s still technically spring, after all). Wear your boldest camp-collar shirt under a black denim jacket, with a pair of light wash jeans and white sneakers. This look will surely keep you warm while grabbing a drink with your closest friends.
Laying by the pool
While soaking up the rays, you don’t have to sacrifice style to be comfortable. Pair colorful swim trunks with a pair of stylish leather sandals and your coolest shades. Grab a casual T-shirt for when the breeze kicks up or you have to run to get another Aperol Spritz.