Who doesn’t love Memorial Day? Not only do you get a three-day weekend, awesome Memorial Day sales, and a chance to celebrate the unofficial start of the summer with all of your friends, but it’s also the perfect opportunity to start transitioning your wardrobe for the summer season and showing off some pieces you’ve been stashing away in your closet for the perfect warm-weather occasion. (Oh, and if you still stick to all of the old-fashioned style rules, it also means you can start wearing white again — hooray!)
But if you’re like me and haven’t gotten a head start on choosing your outfit (or outfits, rather) for this weekend’s Memorial Day festivities, I’ve got some good news for you: here's all the inspiration you need. And it comes in the pint-sized form of the always-adorable Chloe Grace Moretz.
Mixing and matching Chanel Spring 2014 pieces, the impossibly stylish 17-year-old showed up to the Clouds of Sils Maria photocall at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival wearing a fabulously très chic ensemble that couldn't be more perfect for the upcoming holiday. Looking like a breezy French dream, Moretz sported buttoned-up, wide-leg, knit and crepe trousers and a structured, navy-trimmed cropped blouse — a top made even cuter thanks to its on-trend necktie.
And the greatness doesn’t stop there. With a woven hat, beachy waves, and coordinating, oversized buttons, the glamour really is in the details of this perfect spring ensemble.
Sure, you may not want to rock this exact outfit from head to toe — who would risk eating these barbecue side dishes in those stark white pants? — but there are tons of great style tips and inspiration that can be channeled into your Memorial Day Weekend wardrobe. Take those pants, for instance: Trade them out for a pair of tailored, embroidered-panel shorts and a great pair of leather wedges, and you have a stylish look that’s casual, comfy, and totally fashionable in a snap.
As for the top: Throw on a similar piece over a high-waist, voluminous skirt — bonus points if it’s striped — and you’re sure to be the chicest lady at any bash. And that hat? How could you ever go wrong with something that cute?