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. And with Memorial Day weekend (and all of its impending festivities) fast approaching, 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 15 of the coolest, most stylish summer BBQ outfits.
You can't go wrong with a white midi dress.
Here's another way to wear white: Tuck a fun, flirty blouse into a pair of cropped trousers. Don't forget to throw some fun accessories into the mix.
Flowly linen pants are a great option for a super-humid summer evening BBQ.
Style a linen dress over a pair of relaxed, cropped linen pants.
Red-and-white checks are always BBQ-friendly.
Or go all-out with a gingham-on-gingham ensemble.
Pair an easygoing off-the-shoulder minidress with chunky heeled sandals.
An oversize straw bag is a BBQ must. And how chic does it look styled with pared-down jeans and a pretty white blouse?
Team a polka-dot maxi skirt (and a matching wrap top) with the go-to shoes of summer—a pair of canvas sneakers?
Try socks with sandals at your next summer BBQ.
Pick something with statement-making sleeves.
A shirtdress transitions seamlessly from the office to a backyard BBQ.
Top off any BBQ outfit with a straw hat.
Are you attending a beachside BBQ? Then opt for wide-leg linen trousers paired with a bikini top.