Right next to picnics on the beach, bike rides along the water, patio brunches, and rooftop cocktails is another must-do summertime activity: attend or host a backyard BBQ. With the warm weather and all of its impending festivities basically here, we can almost guarantee an outdoor grill session is on the horizon.

Now, when it comes to figuring out what to wear to a summer BBQ, the options are, quite frankly, endless. But to make getting dressed for your next outdoor party quick and hassle-free, we've rounded up an assortment of easy-to-copy, cookout-friendly looks that we spotted on some of our favorite Instagrammers. So read on for the coolest, most stylish summer BBQ outfits and to see how to re-create them for yourself.


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You can't go wrong with a white midi dress.

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Flowy linen pants are a great option for a super-humid evening BBQ.

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Style a linen dress over a pair of relaxed, cropped linen pants. 

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Red-and-white checks are always BBQ friendly. 

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An oversize straw bag is a BBQ must. And how chic does it look styled with pared-down jeans and a pretty white blouse?

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Team a polka-dot maxi skirt and matching wrap top with the go-to shoes of summer—a pair of canvas sneakers.

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Try socks with sandals at your next summer BBQ.

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Denim miniskirts are back. Pair with heels or sneakers, depending on your footwear preference.

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This article was published at an earlier date and has recently been updated.

Eva Thomas