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Sizzling Styles for a Backyard BBQ
Summer is my absolute favorite time of the year for so many reasons: the warm, hot weather, lots of fun things to do outside, my birthday is July 4th, summer break and who doesn’t love a backyard BBQ with friends and loved ones?! This month we’re sharing our favorite “Sizzling Styles for a Backyard BBQ”! The first thing that comes to my mind for a summer BBQ is gingham! Doesn’t gingham scream summer?!
Pink and Red Ruffled Shoulder Gingham Top: My Closet (Loft)
White Scalloped Shorts: My Closet (Loft)
Gingham now comes in so many fun colors and color combinations! There’s bound to be something in a gingham print that appeals to all. I think it’s a classic print and stands the test of time. However, you can find fun gingham items with unique elements like the pleated ruffled shoulders and neck on this particular top as well as the red and pink combination. I shared this look with you last year as well as a whole post on gingham. To read that post, click HERE. Gingham is a happy print and easily pairs with solids or prints – think print mixing! Last year, I paired my gingham shorts with a floral top, which would also be perfect for a BBQ!
Here is my latest gingham purchase: Jessica Simpson gingham sandals. Aren’t the heels sooooo cute?! They also come in black and white (I’ve linked them below.) I plan to pair the sandals with this top from Old Navy. The top also comes in black and white gingham and blue and white stripes (I’ve linked the top below.). As you can guess, I’m going to add daisy earrings and yellow accessories. Yellow and red is a fun summer BBQ color combination! Would you agree? I think it will be the perfect backyard BBQ look for my mom’s birthday celebration this coming Saturday. She’s turning 84 and we’re having turkey on the Weber grill!
Sizzling Styles for a Backyard BBQ of My Fellow Lifestyle and Fashion Blogging Friends from Around the World
Amy – Amy’s Creative Pursuits – “This year the 4th of July fell on a Sunday, so I created this patriotic look to wear both to church and then a Backyard BBQ.”
Suzanne – Ask Suzanne Bell – “Even in the summertime, California evenings can get chilly, which is why for every sundress I own, there must be a coordinating piece to layer on when the sun goes down. See more on how I style one of my favorite maxi dresses, for a day-to-night backyard BBQ ready look, on the blog.”
Nancy – Nancy’s Fashion Style – “I myself often wear a long dress for such an evening. Firstly, you have less chance of being stung by the mosquitoes. And in the evening it usually cools down a bit and then a long dress is very nice. Preferably also a slightly wider dress or one that is a bit forgiven, because well, with a bbq I always eat too much! This pre loved dress is really great. Very elastic but also quite thick, so ideal for a person who is always feeling cold like me.”
Andy – Pearls and Pantsuits – “The hubs and I grill out every single weekend in the summer…heck, we grill out almost all year long! My typical backyard barbecue outfit usually consists of a swimsuit & cover-up, but just in case we have actual company over I would probably wear my fav Bermuda shorts and a cute top, like this one from Old Navy… I love the smocking detail.”
Nicole – High Latitude Style – “Backyard BBQ in Alaska means potluck and all meat and fish you eat was killed by one of your friends. When you are not a hunter or into fishing you bring whatever grows in your yard. Dressing wise it means combat or hiking boots, jeans and a tightly woven shirt to not become dinner for the mosquitoes when the BBQ is in the evening. When the event is in the afternoon, a skirt like I wear in the photo is fine.”
Emma – The Style Splash – “This cotton jumpsuit is super comfortable and looks quite basic ..until you see the back! The sequin parrot gives guests something to look at while I’m tending to the BBQ!”
Shelbee – Shelbee on the Edge – “We had a backyard barbecue at my neighbor’s house a few weeks back, so I photographed what I actually wore to her house…this amazing new tie dye dress that has been in constant rotation since I got it back in May. I am also sharing swimsuit photos in my post…do pop by my blog to see it all!”
Gwen – Gwen Lives Well and Instagram – GwenLivesWell -“Nothing screams summer more than barbecuing with family and friends. ‘Tis the season for hot dogs, hamburgers, and yummy side dishes. So much fun! And you know what’s even more fun? Deciding on what to wear to a barbecue – yes, it’s a thing. Just ask my fashionable fashionistas because this is what we chose as this month’s style collab. Backyard barbecue-style apparently is a real thing – who knew? So let’s see what backyard barbecue-style means to these stylish sisters. This should be interesting!!”
Nina – Sharing a Journey – “Hosting a summer BBQ is one of the joys of summer. From choosing just the right recipes, tableware and what to wear. Today I am sharing BBQ favorites including an airy hostess dress everyone looks great in.”
Lucy – Lucy Bertoldi.com “This month’s Stylish Mondays calls for BBQ attire- and this is exactly what I’d style up for enjoying a cook out amongst friends and family. Summer and sunshine want me in bright yellow! Love me some bright happy colour under a large brim hat, cool drinks, great company and delicious food- I’m ready!”
Michele – On Instagram as Seechele_styles – “Bbq style to me means a thrifted striped dress and plaid bag that is thrifted too. Sneakers are a must too while at a bbq.”
Hopefully you’ve gotten some inspiration for summer backyard BBQ fun styling! A friendly reminder to always have fun and wear all the things that you love, brings you joy and happiness! What do you like to wear to a BBQ? Leave us a comment! We love to hear from you!
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