What to Wear for Memorial Day BBQ with Lucky Brand

It’s hard to believe, but Memorial Day weekend is almost here! For those of us here in the States, this is a time we set aside to honor those who have given their lives serving in the armed forces in order to preserve our freedom and way of life.

It has also become a weekend that marks the unofficial start of summer, and many of us celebrate with parades, picnics, and backyard barbecues so today I’m teaming up with Lucky Brand to share a casual summer outfit that I think would be perfect for any of those events. Lucky Brand is also running a fabulous MDW promotion that I’m sure you’ll want to take advantage of — 40% off almost everything! (No code needed; prices as marked.)

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When I spotted this red and white batik tank, I knew I wanted to style it for Memorial Day or July 4th because it’s festive without being too literal. I’m not one to drape myself in the American flag, but I do like to wear some combination of red, white, and blue for patriotic holidays. (The blue is on my toenails, in case you’re wondering!)

What to Wear for Memorial Day BBQ & Picnics: Lucky Brand Batik Tank with White Cutoff Denim Shorts

This top would be cute with blue jeans or shorts, but I decided to style it with these white cutoff shorts. These are very distressed, but I like the fit, and I think the distressing adds some fun texture to the outfit.

Lucky Brand The Cutoff in White

For those of you who aren’t fans of the deconstructed look, these white rollup shorts are cute, and Lucky Brand also has white denim Bermuda shorts as well.

What to Wear for Memorial Day Cookouts & Picnics: Lucky Brand Batik Tank with White Cutoff Denim Shorts

What to Wear for Memorial Day Cookouts & Picnics: Lucky Brand Batik Tank with White Cutoff Denim Shorts

Since most picnics and barbecues take place outside where there is grass involved, I recommend wearing flats. I love these neutral lace-up sandals. The fringe and studded details are fun, and they stay tied pretty well when I wear shorts or cropped pants that don’t interfere with the laces.

Lucky Brand Toree Sandals

Lucky Brand Toree Sandals

While I really like the lace-up style, this strappy sandal is another great option and it is on sale!

I accessorized this casual outfit with these fun silver openwork earrings and a white and silver leather beaded bracelet. I like how they pull from the white in the outfit and keep the overall look summery and fresh.

I’m ready for whatever patriotic festivities the weekend may hold in this easy breezy summer outfit. Now let’s just hope the weather cooperates!

Wondering what to wear for Memorial Day BBQ? I'm styling a casual outfit from Lucky Brand that is perfect for summer cookouts and picnics.

batik tank // white cut-off denim shorts // open work earrings // leather beaded bracelet // lace-up fringe sandals

photo credit: Sydney Marie Photography

Today also happens to be the first day of my summer style series with Cyndi Spivey. We’re teaming up again for 25 Days of Summer Fashion, where we each style 25 new summer outfits over the next five weeks. Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the Lucky Brand outfit she’s styling today!

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