Summer is the perfect time to enjoy your next meal in the open air. Whether you are having a picnic lunch, enjoying dinner alfresco or having cocktails outdoors, enjoy the fleeting pleasures of summer while you can—in outfits that not only look stylish, but also feel fresh.
If your dinner plans involve eating in the open air, try a polished but casual looking combo, like a white T-shirt and flowing silk trousers. For a sexier pairing, consider a basic tank with a textured mini, a hot combination that manages to look just as relaxed as your meal setting. Add stylish accessories like gold gladiators or a bright green handbag to complete your outdoor meal.
tFS Pick: Zara Jacquard Pattern Mini Skirt $49.99
Celebrate Fireworks with Stars
Celebrate the 4th of July by donning patriotic garb. If primary colors aren't your thing, stick to patterns and fun prints instead. To get the most wear for your buck, look for subtle prints you can wear year-round like this metallic star print sweater, which will look cool paired with denim cut-offs and canvas sneakers.
Set yourself apart during cocktail hour by thinking out of the box when it comes to planning your outfit. Consider a wild print you can pair with basics, or statement jewelry that will take a standard frock to the next level.
tFS Pick: Topshop Fluro Boarder Flower Joggers $70
Just because fancy doesn't go hand in hand with a picnic style lunch, doesn't mean you should forgo a stylish ensemble. Quite the contrary, nothing says casual cool like lunch over a blanket on the grass. For such occasion, think of summery prints and lightweight fabrics like chambray or linen. For extra spice, work an open work top that will let your skin breathe all while looking super hot.
If you're enjoying a barbecue and the setting is sand and water, wear something unfussy like a long tank dress. Bright flats and a vibrant clutch are a must—just make sure to keep the rest of your accessories to a minimum. Remember, your look should spell fun, not trying to hard.
When having poolside snacks, keep it cool and stylish by wearing a chic cover-up over your swimsuit. Look for one with a sheer, light material that will show off your suit without clinging to each and every contour.