If you were very attentive and very vigilant over the weekend, you may have caught the talk of one last big summer heat-wave. That’s right, the weathermen are expecting the last bank holiday weekend of the year to be a real scorcher. So, get rid of that wintery frown and put those itty bitty shorts back on – the sun is coming out to play.
Best BBQ Wear
If the weather forecast is anything to go by, there could be time enough to drag the BBQ out for one last garden party, one last big blow out. If there’s time for one last party, there’s definitely time for one last amazing summer outfit. Before you put your miniskirt back in the cupboard and take out last year’s knitwear, make sure that you give your summer wardrobe a proper send off. Here a few tips and tricks that you can use to make sure that your BBQ wear is as stylish as stylish can be.
Wear It Loose
This is rule number one when it comes to summer BBQ fashion. If you’re planning to head to an event that’s entirely based on eating vast quantities of food – you better make sure that your outfit has a little bit of give. That means no skin tight trousers, no Lycra leotards and definitely no corsets! Stick with loose, light items of clothing that are pretty and attractive but comfortable to wear. You might be tempted to don all of your edgiest designer gear, but do remember that a BBQ is quite a relaxed, informal event. Why not team a pair of figure flattering boyfriend jeans with a simple, brightly colored vest top and a cute straw boater?
Donning Your Denim
Don’t be afraid to rock a denim jacket at a summer BBQ – it’s the perfect accompaniment to black Capri pants and a teeny weeny band T-shirt. Denim jackets never really go out of style and they’re extremely versatile, so go ahead and fashion an outfit around your favorite one. Light shades of denim work perfectly with pastel pink and salmon tones, but they also suit light colored, strappy sandals and quirky straw hats. For a truly laid back look, combine your favorite denim jacket with a long, well-fitting midi dress and a few simple accessories, says Elle stylist Tamara Lamont-Dijet.
Let’s face it, heels really aren’t the right kind of footwear for a BBQ. The last thing you want is to turn up to a chilled out garden party dressed up to the nines in designer pieces. Just go with the flow and pick a pair of shoes that you feel comfortable in. There are plenty on offer from Blue Inc seems a shame to limit yourself! They don’t have to be flat shoes, but they certainly shouldn’t be stiletto heels. If you are a little paranoid about your height and hate to be seen without your heels, go for a pair of cute and stylish wedge sandals.
Don’t Forget the Sunnis
In this situation, the most important accessory of all has to be a top quality pair of vintage sunniest. They’re important not only for your outfit but for your general health too, so don’t forget to pop them in your tote bag before you set off. Do make sure that the sunglasses you buy are a good match for the shape of your face. This helpful guide from Cosmopolitan magazine should tell you all that you need to know
Keep Accessories Simple
It’s best to stick to one or two simple signature accessories – you don’t want to be hauling around chandelier earrings or an arm full of sweaty bangles in searing hot temperatures. Go for an attractive handbag and a light, stylish ring or bracelet. If you choose to wear a ring – make it super chunky but fairly plain. If you go for a bracelet, stick with a very lightweight design. Don’t be afraid to top your outfit off with a cute straw hat. They’re all the rage this season and they can be worn with almost anything.