Monday, May 20, 2013

What to Wear: Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend marks the unofficial start of the summer season! It is one of my favorite weekends of the year for that reason. It kicks off fun-filled days of sun, barbecuing, boating and the beach! It is also time to break out all of our fun summer clothes that have been stored away since the fall. We're talking sun dresses, bright swimwear, sandals, maxi dresses, shorts, wedges - the list goes on! But, how do we decide what to wear to the first event of the summer season?! So. Much. Pressure. Whether you're going to a barbecue, a block party or on a boat, I've styled some looks to keep you looking chic all weekend long.

I don't know about where you live, but the weather can still be a bit unpredictable in Michigan during Memorial Day Weekend. Chambray is a great transition piece between seasons and pairing it with white shorts or pants and nautical accents gives it a festive, summer feel while still dressing comfortably for the temperature. I am all about the nautical accents this season, but who isn't? Plus, you can't go wrong wearing some red, white and blue this weekend as we honor the men and women who have died for this country!

What to Wear: Memorial Day BBQ
Oh, stripes. And a maxi. Need I say more? We tend to think that summer fashion is all about bright colors, but don't forget about the neutrals. A striped maxi dress is a classic look for the summer, and I am loving it styled with the tortoise flower necklace and straw clutch. This outfit is a great example of how to subtly pair blacks and browns. This dress is an excellent canvas, as it can also be styled a number of different ways with bright colors and accessories all summer long. You can't go wrong with a classic maxi.

If you're lucky enough to be hitting up the beach or out on a boat this weekend, you will need a few necessities - number one being a fabulous swimsuit! How adorable is this J.Crew suit? I love the pin tucked bandeau top and bow bottoms! Don't forget to pack your sunglasses and some light reading material in a cute tote!

I will be spending Memorial Day Weekend at our lake house. Although it is all torn up, and we are still working on it, we will also make some time to relax on the lake, if the weather is nice! Our boat gets delivered on Friday, so we will take it out for a spin and learn the ropes! I am definitely looking forward kicking off the summer season with a fabulous four day weekend! Too bad it's only Monday...

What are your plans for the holiday weekend? 
What will you be wearing?

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  1. I actually have a striped maxi like that, and wear it all the time. Really like chambray with white denim. So cute!! Spending time at your lake house will be so fun! I think we're going to the beach for Memorial Day.

  2. This post makes me want to be outside rather than sitting in front of my computer at the office. Cute outfits!

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  3. I love all of these looks. That maxi is my favorite though!


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  4. So I love all of these looks, and its really hard for me to decide which one I like the best - I'm leaning towards the maxi but they are all so fun! Ps found you through the style sessions linkup! xo

  5. these looks are just summer perfection! I love the flower tortoise necklace so much!
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