With summer in full swing, the barbecue and other outdoor party invitations just keep pouring in. With so many parties and so much hot weather, how do you choose the perfect outfit that will keep you both cool and stylish? Below I have listed everything you’ll need to know in order to pick out the best outfit!
Step 1 – Check the weather.
Don’t be silly and just assume that it’s going to be really nice outside. It could be scorching hot or even rainy and you wouldn’t want to show up in jeans and a tank if it’s going to be 100 degrees out!
Do your research for the day of the party and make sure you’re picking something out thatcan accommodate to the weather. Double check for humidity as well because this can make a certain temperature feel a lot hotter than it actually is.
Don’t forget to account for the time of day as well. If you attend an event that goes late into the evening, you may want to think about a sweater just in case it gets a bit chilly.
Now, a lot of summer barbecue parties are generally pretty casual, but they can also be accompanied with a theme and dress code.
Make sure you’re clear on this because sometimes a barbecue party can also be a formal event for work as well. You wouldn’t want to show up in a maxi dress to a business event but you also wouldn’t want to wear a cocktail dress if it’s a Hawaiian theme.
This will help ensure that you know exactly what type of outfit you need for that specific event!
If this is a barbecue – really any type of – party, you’re going to be eating, moving, drinking, and probably even sweating. You’ll want to make sure that you are comfortable in whatever you’re wearing. For you ladies, I suggest a flowy top that can easily conceal a food baby – because we all know you’re going to stuff your face with food! I know I would.
For everyone in general, just make sure you have plenty of breathing room since the shin dig will most likely take place outside and you don’t want to be walking around with pit stains of sweat.
And there you have it! Everything you need to know about how to choose the perfect outfit for a summer barbecue. Just remember that whatever you wear, make sure that you’re comfortable, happy, and conforming to all the dress codes that go along with the party.