Now that the temperatures are finally going up (and staying there), it’s time to start thinking about firing up those grills and opening up those balconies and patios for evening get-togethers and meals. And whether you’re planning on hosting or attending, you’ll want to be armed with casual outfits for the summer dinners that’ll happen at any moment.
Given the casual nature of summer dinners, where you’ll most likely be sitting outdoors and enjoying warm nights, friends, and food, creating a casual look that won’t compromise your personal style is essential.
To keep you from stressing out about a chic and laid-back look for the evening, we’re taking inspiration from our favorite fashion girls for looks that can easily be re-created for any casual evening event. With everything from lightweight dresses and tees to leather and denim jackets for when it gets chilly, the only thing you’ll have to think about is enjoying your dinner.
A breezy summer dress will be perfect for dinner. When it gets colder, throw on a black denim jacket for contrast.
Gingham is one of the quintessential prints for summer, and wearing it into the evening for dinner will keep you in the mood for a picnic. Throw on a denim jacket when it gets colder or if you want to add more texture.
If you’re someone who prefers to stay in a more monochromatic look through the season, a pair of pinstripe pants with a white tee will give you a foolproof summer look. Seal the deal with a cool biker jacket.