What to Wear to a Backyard Barbecue This Summer

What to Wear to a Backyard Barbecue This Summer

by Rakhee Bhatt

When the weather is warm and the grill is fired up, then it is time for a backyard barbecue party. This summertime affair serves as the perfect opportunity to spend time with family and friends, but in recent years the occasion has taken on a life of its own, ranging from the classic laid-back lunch with checkered tablecloths to next-level soirées complete with caterers. Wherever you find yourself, here are a few stylish items to sport at a backyard barbecue this season.

Derek Lam Sleeveless V-Neck Dress

Get into the spirit of barbecue season with this black gingham midi dress, featuring dolman sleeves and front pockets, crafted from a lightweight cotton-blend material.

Sally LaPointe Smocked Satin Drawstring Top and Wide Leg Track Pant

Upscale barbecues call for an equally chic style, and this golden yellow top with ingenious drawstrings on the hem is just the ticket. Style with the label’s matching Smocked Satin Wide Leg Track Pant for a sleek monochrome look.

Veda Gene Denim Jacket and Tanya Taylor Blue Antonia Dress

A classic white jean jacket gets the cropped treatment in this outdoor staple that is sure to be a mainstay in your wardrobe this summer.

Apiece Apart Las Isla Jumpsuit

Cinched at the waist with a self-tie belt, this hazelnut jumpsuit easily goes from sun up to sun down so you can comfortably nosh all day on delectable grilled fare.

Cynthia Rowley Kalleigh Floral One Piece

When the backyard has a pool, then sporting this colorful floral one-piece swimsuit is a must. Made from sustainable neoprene-blend material with built-in SPF, this item can function seamlessly as a top when out of the water.

Dima Ayad Two Tone Knit Dress

Lend a glamorous vibe to an evening cookout with this shimmering gold and bronze knit dress, that has a split hemline, V-neck and tie belt.

Beyond Yoga All For Ties Tee

Ease back into a patio chair with the help of this soft heather grey tee, which has a crew neck and side tie detail. Pair with the brand’s Tri-Panel High-Waisted Midi Legging for a relaxed lounging done right.

Apiece Apart Carmen Denim Overall

Whether paired with a vintage tee or a chic blouse, these overalls pack a powerful summer style punch thanks to its tailored fit, wide legs and straps that snap at the back.

Mara Hoffman Malika Dress

An all-white ensemble may be a fashion risk for a barbecue, but we’ll take our chances if it means we get to wear this crisp and sophisticated dress with a waist-defining belt.


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