How To Look Cute & Feel Comfy At A BBQ

by Jessica Willingham

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.

Happy summer!

1. Printed High Rise Shorts

Dynamite Printed High Rise Shorts, $39.95,

Super chic shorts are always a cool choice, in more ways than one.

2. Tiered Romper

Dynamite Tiered Romper, $49.95,

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,

Layer a sheer kimono over a crop top for a perfectly comfortable, pretty, and appropriate ensemble.

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4. Printed Culotte Romper

Dynamite Printed Culotte Romper, $49.95,

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,

Linen is a light, airy fabric that will feel comfortable all night long.

6. Floral Necklace

Floral Necklace, $46.00,

Easily amp up your look with a statement necklace.

7. Embroidered Dress

Allie Embroidered Dress, $187.00,

Sweet and simple, a dress is perfect for celebrating summer milestones.

8. Woven Sandals

Lita Sandal, $45,

Give a tired look a boost with textured sandals.

9. Straw Sun Hat

Siesta Straw Sun Hat, $48.00,

Practice safe skin habits with an adorable straw hat.

10. Round Sunnies

Icon Sunglasses, $38.00,

I love a pair of interesting, functional sunnies for bright afternoons.

11. Gold Cuff

Gold Cuff, $12.95,

Hammered hardware is a perfect, chic accessory with a rustic vibe.

12. Burn Out Fringe Kimono

Burn Out Fringe Kimono, $39.99,

Layer this kimono over a crop top of as the weather cools off.

13. Studded Clutch

Star Studded Leo Clutch, $125.00,

Headed to a Fourth of July BBQ? This clutch is perfectly patriotic.

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