What to Wear to…Memorial Day Edition
Summer’s here! And with summer, often comes invites to beach parties, or pool parties if you’re not on the coast or near a lake. We love a good beach party. Food, swimming, sun bathing, maybe paddleball or volleyball. Then the party sometimes lasts into nighttime with a bonfire. If you’re going to be at the beach all day and into the night, you want to make sure you’ve come dressed in an outfit that works.
We’ve put together two different looks for your next beach or pool party and have also included some accessories and extras to make sure you’re both comfortable and stylish. First up:
Denim cut-off shorts are not only one of our summer staples, they’re one of our ultimate closet staples. They’re great at beach parties because you can leave them on over your bathing suit for more coverage, but you won’t get too hot. Before you hit the waves, pair the shorts with a pretty tank top. Flip-flops are our footwear of choice and our favorites are by Havaianas. Comfy and stylish! A wide straw hat not only looks cool, it protects your skin and hair from intense sun rays. And the last item…a sweater? Yup! If you plan to stay through dinner and into bonfires or fireworks, the air temp often drops a lot and the wind might pick up. Come prepared with a cozy, chunky cardigan you can slip right over the tank top.
Instead of shorts, or for slightly more festive parties at hotel pools or backyard events, wear a maxi dress that doubles as a swim cover-up. The one here from JCrew is made from stretchy cotton and can stand a bit of sun and sand. Pop into the wash afterwards. Best not to wear chiffon or maxi dresses with embellishments or lace. Again, tote along a long, cozy sweater if the party heads into the night with dancing, games, or S’mores.
But wait…there’s more!
Toss these things into your beach bag for all-day comfort and style. We always like to throw in an extra simple tank top. Even if you’ve come to the party in a maxi dress, you might want to slip something over your suit while you’re drying out in the sun. Sunglasses, a bright beach towel, hairbrush, sunglasses, and good sunscreen are a must. For lips, the Jane Iredale Just Kissed in Forever Pink is a beach party winner. It’s sheer and if you’ve been in the water all day, you can rub some into your cheeks for a rosy beach-perfect glow. See our post here.
Have a wonderful Memorial Day! We hope this helped get you ready for summer fun. Now…who’s throwing the next party?