This Memorial Day weekend may look a little different depending on where you live in the country. But we can still celebrate it for all its meaning (honoring the men and women who died fighting for our country) and kick off the unofficial start of summer.
Maybe you’re heading to a beach or lake house, having a small, responsible get-together, or just sitting in your backyard enjoying the weather.
Whatever your plans, don’t let the weekend pass without trying to celebrate somehow.
It’s been a rough few months, but hopefully, we’re coming out of the darkness into a happy, albeit slightly untraditional summer.
3 Memorial Day Weekend Outfits
I love these looks together, and each piece individually. You can wear them all summer long while you work from home, or easily pack them if you plan on going on a road trip with the family.
Casual Maxi Dress
Lately, I’ve been living in long maxi dresses. This one from Loveappella at Nordstrom is under $70 and available in red, black and navy (above). It’s a simple tank dress style, so it’s supposed to drape off the body and fall to the ground. Wear it as a proper dress or over your bathing suit.
What are you supposed to do about a bra? Skip it, or wear a strapless one – a well fitting strapless should be just as comfortable as a regular bra.
I added big, bold earring because, why not?
And a pair of flip flops by TKEES. These are my favorite “dress up” flip flops. They are simple and sophisticated. I’m featuring the gold, but they are available in an array of neutral colors. If you are considering picking them up, buy a pair that best matches your skin tone.
Comfy Shorts and Tee
Next up, shorts and a tee, but slightly elevated.
I don’t know about you, but any bottom with an elastic waistband is my friend these days. These pull on shorts from Everlane are another nice, casual-yet-polished option. I’m picking up the tomato (above), black and the dark tan to wear on repeat.
I say this all the time, but when I wear shorts, I try to balance the outfit with a longer sleeve top. It feels a bit more grown up. It’s not an absolute rule, just something to consider.
This cotton top from Banana Republic is perfect, and it’s simple tie front detail helps give it a little bit of style. It’s available up to a size XXL including petite and is on sale for $20.
For shoes, I’m delighted I came across these sandals from Sam Edelman, how sweet are they? They look so much more expensive than their $60 price tag, and work as a neutral while adding a lot of texture and interest.
You know, I always try to focus on style AND practicality, but right now, I’m getting bored of the practicality part. I want to get dressed up, and feel pretty, which brings me to this bright and sunny jumpsuit from H&M.
You wear it just like you would a dress, easy-peasy.
Finally, I added a pair of Ray-Bans, my favorite sunglasses that I wear every day. They are on sale at Nordstrom for 20% off.
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