Aren’t backyard barbecues one of the best parts of summer? The food, the low-key vibe, the outdoor setting, the company — it’s what summer weekends should be. And unlike going out to dinner with friends at a restaurant, there’s no need to dress up, do your hair, or even makeup for a an outdoor barbecue.
Summer is for being lazy, and bbq’s are all about lazy entertaining — and dressing. Yeah, sometimes I don’t even shower and change before — I just toss on a coverup or shorts, and go straight from the beach to the barbecue. But when I do feel like getting spiffed up, it never requires more thought than a tunic and white jeans, cute shorts, or a sundress and always flats or flip-flops. Easy, breezy.
Here are some of my favorite outfit ideas for a summer bbq.