Outdoor summer parties are on the horizon. With that, the question becomes, what to wear? Here are the staples of every outdoor summer party and a few additional options to choose from.
The Main Outfit: Your Options
For women, rompers are known as the fuss-free and yet playful outfit choice, making them a great option for the a wide range of summer parties, from pool parties, picnics, and festivals to concerts and backyard BBQs. Feel free to dress up the romper with your footwear. Alternatively, you could also go with a classic summer dress for more formal events. Printed dresses are a great option for engagement parties.
For men, a light patterned dress shirt is an outdoor summer party staple. Go for a 100% white cotton dress shirt with a pattern as they work well in both social and business settings. Pair with khakis.
A Summer Jacket
Summer evenings can be a bit chilly, so be sure to bring a summer jacket with you. Blazers pair well with rompers for a bit more formality; you could also opt for a classic jean jacket or a simple cardigan. For men, both sport jackets and blazers make good options.
Summer parties can last well into the night; ensure that your choice of footwear is comfortable. For both men and women, summer is the time to wear slip-on shoes. Loafers are a great option and are also a bit more dressy. For women looking to wear heels, espadrille wedges provide comfort while being a pretty, summery footwear option. Strappy sandals are also a classic footwear option for more formal events (think: engagement parties).
Sunglasses are key at any outdoor summer party.
For a more formal outdoor party, men can also complete their outfit with a tie.
While a hat isn’t necessarily a staple at an outdoor summer party, you might want to consider wearing one for a couple of reasons. First of all, they are chic while at the same time protecting your face from the sun, which is imperative if you’re attending a party during the day. Fedoras are a great option.
A Summer Bag
While you don’t want to be weighed down by an oversized bag or purse, some sort of bag is still necessary. Depending upon the beat, summery options include cross-body bags (great for more public parties as someone won’t be able to steal your bag from you), backpacks and clutches.
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