It’s no longer about the Jello. It’s about looking chic at your summer BBQs.
Just like any other time of year, Summer is ripe for opportunities to dress for an occasion. But in the Summertime, our occasions are often outdoors – in hot temps – and require adherence to your comfort level while still maintaining a chic look. I mean, a Summer BBQ is really more about the chance to dress cute than indulge in a hot dog, right? Below are some of our top choices for cute casual Summer outfits that will keep you cool while looking hot this season.
Floaty mini dresses
Mini dresses have always been one of the ultimate in casual summer outfits, but they’re particularly trendy this year. One of the best things about them is they come in so many different designs, shapes, styles and more, so you can always find something you love.
There’s something about a good halter top that makes it the perfect part of your outfit for a warm summer day. The signature neck-tie style is in this summer, and it matches a nice pair of jeans or plain denim shorts perfectly. Alternatively, you can pair it with something a little more creative, too, like high-waisted trousers, or a pair of cute joggers. It’s the ultimate summer top!
White Halter Top, $123
Linen Blend Crop Top, $295
If you’re a fan of any kind of arm detailing, puff sleeved tops are the ones for you. These embellishments never fail to look flattering and draw the eye to somewhere we don’t always pay much attention to. You can choose either a puff-sleeved top or a dress, depending on your style.
Isolde Maxi Dress, $444
What set of colors is more suitable for summer than colorful pastels?! These colors are everywhere at the moment, with sage greens, aqua blue and subtle pinks, so it’s time to hop on the trend if you haven’t already. It doesn’t matter how you incorporate pastels into your outfit, but try combining them with other trends, too.
Floral patterns are a perfect ode to the summer blooms you see everywhere at a summer BBQ. Ditsy floral is a very trendy pattern this year, and it’s found on all sorts of clothing pieces. Mix it in wherever you can into your casual summer outfit.
Veronica Beard Ditsy Floral Mini Wrap Dress, $495 (owned by our Co-Founder Libby Romano – she loves it!)
If mini skirts and dresses aren’t for you, perhaps a midi skirt is more of your style. These pieces are great for their extra coverage and more modest appearance. Plus, it’s easy to pair with a simple white top and you’re good to go.