How 5 Bustle Editors Are Styling Their Memorial Day Looks
There are few things more fun to dress for than a long summer weekend spent with friends and family. Whether you're celebrating Memorial Day weekend at the beach with besties or challenging your cousins to a quick soccer game at the family BBQ, there are so many ways to appreciate your loved ones and make the most of the holiday weekend.
As for those at Bustle's New York headquarters, the stifling heat is chasing us out of our offices and onto rooftops, park lawns, and coastlines. Our summer state of mind calls for a wardrobe to match, and that's where Abercrombie & Fitch comes in. We've teamed up with the heritage brand to get a jumpstart on our summer looks — tapping five stylish Bustlers for their take on Memorial Day style.
Jenna's A&F Style Pick: Knot Front Dress, $58
Three words that describe your style right now: Easy, versatile, detail-driven.
What made you pick this look? Gingham is everywhere right now, and I'm kind of into it. It's a little Betty Draper, but the black and white combined with a mini hemline feels more current than retro suburban. I like that this has a kind of girl-next-door vibe without being too cutesy.
How does dressing for a long summer weekend influence your style?Summer looks need to be easy. You don't want to be fussing with complicated cuts and you need to be ready to climb up on a friend's roof at a moment's notice. Summer weekend looks should be able to effortlessly transition from a park picnic to a surprise night out.
How else might you style this piece? When it cools down, I'd pair this with my favorite black booties or Doc Martens and a vintage denim jacket.
Three words that describe your style right now: Classic, carefree, bold.
What made you pick this look? I love the classic vintage vibe of the NASA shirt.
How does dressing for a long summer weekend influence your style? I always try to nod to Americana when dressing for Memorial Day, and I feel like the color palette of this outfit is perfect for that. It is also light and breezy for those hot BBQs.
How else might you style this piece? If temperatures dipped, I would swap the shorts out for some light wash jeans and maybe add a zip-up hoodie to sit by a bonfire or go for a nighttime walk on the beach.
Three words that describe your style right now: Clean, simple, relaxed.
What made you pick this look? These A&F cropped pants are a summer essential! They’re light and airy enough to keep you comfortable on hot days but can be paired with a comfy sweater or jean jacket on cool summer nights. They are super effortless and the blue and white color scheme matches everything.
How does dressing for a long summer weekend influence your style? When I’m heading out of the city on a summer weekend, I want to be able to travel light. These pants are a must-have on my weekend getaways because of their versatility. I can wear them over my bathing suit, out to dinner, or during the day at a BBQ.
How else might you style this piece? I’d pair these with a cute white sweater, bold statement earrings, and heeled mules for a summer dinner. I’d also pair with a red or yellow tank for a pop of color.
Elly's A&F Style Pick: Chambray Jumpsuit, $78
Three words that describe your style right now: Flowy, fun, bright.
What made you pick this look? Jumpsuits are such a playful staple for warm weekends. They're elegant and polished without trying at all, and this one's criss-cross open back is a thoughtful detail that looks great (and feels even better when it's hot.)
How does dressing for a long summer weekend influence your style? A long weekend puts me in such a fun mood — I'm reaching for ruffles, whimsical shapes (hello circle bag!), and keeping fussy pieces at arm's length. This chambray fabric feels cute but low-key, keeping on-theme with my long weekend mood in general.
How else might you style this piece? Chambray makes the piece super versatile. I could easily throw on heels and statement earrings for a dinner date, or wear platform sneakers for a laid-back afternoon with friends.
Sierra's A&F Style Pick: Lace-Up Oxford Dress, $58
Three words that describe your style right now: Light, fun, and casual!
What made you pick this look? I picked this piece because I'm obsessed with dresses with pockets. Who isn't? I also love the bright pop of red and the front tie detail. So cute!
How does dressing for a long summer weekend influence your style? I like to pick out looks that are easy to pack, easy to wear (as little fuss as possible), and are still super cute! Dresses, rompers, and matching two-pieces are always great options and never leave me feeling like I'm underdressed. I paired this particular look with sneakers — I tend to go for comfy-cool sneakers or sandals for long summer weekends, since I know I'll be walking around and want to keep things comfortable and casual.
How else might you style this piece? I'd definitely wear this dress with some funky jewelry — I'm thinking some bangles and big hoop earrings, along with some mules to go for a less casual, more elevated look.
This post is sponsored by Abercrombie & Fitch.