What to Wear to a Summertime BBQ

What to Wear to a Summertime BBQ

Somehow, Memorial Day is almost here. 

I don’t know about you, but I am stoked! My favorite time of year is coming. School’s almost out, pools are starting to open, and summertime is right around the corner. While all of these things are amazing, there is one part of summer that tops the rest…


EEEE! I can practically smell the delicious burgers cooking on the grill, and taste the ice cold lemonade. Don’t forget your sunscreen!

But wait! First thing is first… what do you even wear to a BBQ? Have no fear, you hottie. I got you covered.

Keep reading to see some inspiration and direct links to the cutest outfits for the season!

For the Family Reunion:

If you want to show up to the Family Reunion and have grandma, Aunt June, and every single cousin complimenting your outfit… this romper is for you! The red color is eye-catching, perfect for summer, and the perfect amount of Patriotic. Wear gold-toned jewelry for an extra pop (like these Classy Girl Hoops) and complete the look with a pair of cowgirl boots.

This Lil’ Darling Yellow Blouse is perfect for the Lil’ Darling that you are. The smocked elastic waist flatters every body type, and the tie-front and ruffled neck and shoulder line are such darling details. I recommend pairing this blouse with a comfy pair of shorts or even a mini jean skirt. These Yours Truly Platform Sandals and colorful sunglasses are the perfect finishing touch for this adorable outfit!

If the BBQ requires a little more dressing up, or even if the family reunion is because of a wedding, add this dress to your cart now! This royal blue color is absolutely stunning and we cannot get over the polka dots detail. A subtle sweetheart neckline and empire bust adds the perfect amount of girlyness, and the frilly sleeves are just flirty enough. Dress it up with your favorite pair of red heels or down with a white chunky sneaker. This will become your next go-to dress! 

For the Cookout with your Best Friends: 

Nothing says “Summer Nights” more than this beautiful matching crop top and skort! It is the perfect outfit to wear all day and transition perfectly to nighttime. When the nights get chilly, pair this with one of our denim jackets like our 

 Star Girl Denim Jacket


 It's a Must Fringe Leather Jacket.

Dress with a pair of cowgirl boots like our Natalie Western Boots, your favorite pair of platform sandals or your comfiest sneakers!


Okay, if you won’t buy this set, I will! Your besties will all be dying to know where you got this crochet halter top and matching shorts. The red and pink stripes are flattering and the material is so comfy. This outfit will transition smoothly from a beach day, to BBQ at your friends, and even a late-night drink or two at a local bar. Clip your hair up with a pink Flower Power Claw Clip and slip on your sparkliest sandals!


Summer is the perfect time to wear bright, happy colors… and this yellow criss cross tank is definitely another form of sunshine! The back detail is fun and flirty but sturdy enough that you won’t have to wear a bra. These jeans are high waisted and tapered at the bottom for an effortlessly perfect look. And bonus– when the nights cool down, slip on our pink, fringe leather jacket. Pink + Yellow is always the perfect combination.

For the Date Night: 

Whether it’s your first date with a new guy or sixtieth with your husband, this outfit will make you feel sexy and look amazing. The lavender color pops against the black top, and the high waisted jeans accentuate your curves in all the right places. The ruffles are flirtatious and the spaghetti straps are sweet, and even if you don’t get a second date (which is totally their loss), this outfit is definitely a winner!


Are you nervous about meeting your boyfriend's family for the first time? Don’t be. They will love you, and if you wear something like this pink denim dress, they will definitely also love your amazing fashion sense. Pink is one of the best colors out there (I might argue THE best hehe) to show off your summery, friendly, sweet Southern Belle style. I recommend wearing a pair of cowgirl boots and some big hoops to finish out the look!

My last outfit idea for you is this matching halter top & shorts. This pattern makes you look totally gorgeous and a total sweetart. It is a sweater-like material, so I recommend it for a BBQ on a cooler night. When your lover surprises you to go stargazing after a BBQ, throw on this outfit, a light jacket (like our Lavished Lavender Denim Jacket for a color block moment), and a pair of sneakers and enjoy the night away!!!

Wow. BRB, going to grab my debit card. So many great outfits!!!

The best part about all these outfit ideas is they are all versatile. Yes, this blog is about outfits to wear to BBQ’s… but you can wear these all summer to many different events! Summertime is filled with carnivals, beach days, concerts, late-night firepits, and more. So this is your sign to treat yourself and buy yourself a BBQ outfit (or two or three) because you deserve to look and feel your best!

Check out any of our linked products, or search the website for more ideas!

Until next time!!!



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