Summer is just around the corner! You know what that means: road trips with friends, lazy afternoons in the sun, and plenty of patio happy hours after work. Another certainty: you'll attend a BBQ or two (or seven) whether it's a family get-together or a casual celebration with friends, on the beach or in a backyard, which might leave you wondering what to wear to a BBQ. I've got you covered!
BBQs sound like a great time until you're sweating through your uncomfortable clothes. Don't let that be you this summer! I love wearing lightweight, breathable fabrics that still look put together when attending a BBQ. After all, BBQs are typically where you reunite with family and friends after many months apart, meet your boo's family, or celebrate important events like weddings, new babies, promotions, housewarmings, and other important milestones. You want to look look good and feel great, no matter how high the humidity is or how much food you eat.
Looking pretty, casual, and comfortable in an effortless way is what it's all about. Below are some of my favorite pieces for summer gatherings and celebrations. Go simple with just one flowy piece, or layer light pieces together for a more unique, but still wearable look.
1. Printed High Rise Shorts
Dynamite Printed High Rise Shorts, $39.95, dynamiteclothing.com
Super chic shorts are always a cool choice, in more ways than one.
2. Tiered Romper
Dynamite Tiered Romper, $49.95, dynamiteclothing.com
I love a one-piece for summer because it's light and travels easily.
3. Double V-Neck Crop Top
Dynamite Double V-Neck Crop Top, $29.95, dynamiteclothing.com
Layer a sheer kimono over a crop top for a perfectly comfortable, pretty, and appropriate ensemble.Want more fashion and beauty tips? Check out the video below and subscribe to Bustle on YouTube!
4. Printed Culotte Romper
Dynamite Printed Culotte Romper, $49.95, dynamiteclothing.com
Throw on some chunky heels (so you don't sink in the grass!) and you're ready to go.
5. Cuffed Linen Shorts
Cuffed Linen Shorts, $17.00, oldnavy.gap.com
Linen is a light, airy fabric that will feel comfortable all night long.
6. Floral Necklace
Floral Necklace, $46.00, bananarepublic.gap.com
Easily amp up your look with a statement necklace.
7. Embroidered Dress
Allie Embroidered Dress, $187.00, shopbop.com
Sweet and simple, a dress is perfect for celebrating summer milestones.
8. Woven Sandals
Lita Sandal, $45, vans.com
Give a tired look a boost with textured sandals.
9. Straw Sun Hat
Siesta Straw Sun Hat, $48.00, freepeople.com
Practice safe skin habits with an adorable straw hat.
10. Round Sunnies
Icon Sunglasses, $38.00, everythingbutwater.com
I love a pair of interesting, functional sunnies for bright afternoons.
11. Gold Cuff
Gold Cuff, $12.95, dynamiteclothing.com
Hammered hardware is a perfect, chic accessory with a rustic vibe.
12. Burn Out Fringe Kimono
Burn Out Fringe Kimono, $39.99, dynamiteclothing.com
Layer this kimono over a crop top of as the weather cools off.
13. Studded Clutch
Star Studded Leo Clutch, $125.00, bloomingdales.com
Headed to a Fourth of July BBQ? This clutch is perfectly patriotic.
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