Have a barbecue party to attend this summer and don’t know what to wear? Here are 5 ideas for chic BBQ outfits with crop tops, playsuits and more!
Hey amigos! Summer is the perfect time for all those outdoor fun activities and parties like rain dances, pool parties, garden parties and of course, barbecues! Barbecue parties remind me of my university days, when the campus used to be brimming with all the bbq parties at the end of summer to mark the beginning of every school year!
And to relive those fun times, I’m writing about bbq outfits today. So if you wanna know what to wear to a summer barbecue party, read on. There’s so much to choose from in the summer. You can wear practically anything that’s cool and summery, obviously! The idea is to create a fun, effortless look that’s low-maintenance yet chic! Here are the top 5 barbecue party outfit ideas:
BBQ Outfits #1: Romper or Playsuit
Rompers are a summer favorite and one of the top ideas to wear to bbq parties. If you want a really casual, boho look, choose a crepe or cotton romper, perhaps with a cool geometric print. For an elegant look, choose a solid-colored romper in white, sky-blue, navy or pastels, etc. Pair it with a nude lipstick, a bandana, bucket bag and a pair of flats!
Elizabeth and James Cynnie Sling bucket bag
Marc Jacobs New Nudes Sheer Lip Gel
BB Dakota Jack by BB Dakota Floris Romper
Alexis Bittar Lucite Rock Crystal Cuff
Aquazzura Alexa Flat patent leather lace-up ballerinas
Sally Hansen Xtreme Color + Shine
BBQ Outfits #2: Crop Top
Crop tops and summers go hand in hand. So they simply have to be included in our barbecue party outfit ideas. Pair your crop top with a mini skirt, with ripped crop jeans, or 70s flared pants, or shorts. They’re really easy to accessorize too, just add a couple of chains with pendants or stacked bracelets, a chained baguette bag, and a pair of wedges or sandals!
Red Valentino Cotton Macrame Shorts
Dolce & Gabbana Sicily banana leaf-print small cross-body bag
Nastygal Emory Vegan Leather Choker
Topshop Palm Latino Print Crop
Saint Laurent Suede espadrille wedge sandals
Smashbox Be Legendary Cream Lipstick, Nude Beach
Dior ‘Sideral’ 56mm Sunglasses in Rose Gold/ Brown
BBQ Outfits #3: Maxi Dress
Maxi dresses can be fun, or they can be boring! So make sure you choose one that looks great on you. If you wanna glam it up, try strapless, backless or one with a long side slit. Pair it with a choker or a long necklace and a pair of flats!
Yumi Kim Kat Maxi Dress
Michael Kors Summer Rush Layered Rose Quartz Chain Necklace
Dolce & Gabbana Pink Leather Sicily Von Belt Bag
Gianvito Rossi Gia patent leather ballerinas
Bobbi Brown Rich Color Gloss
Bobbi Brown Sun-Kissed Eye Palette
BBQ Outfits #4: Sundress
I love sundresses! You can choose either a midi-dress or a minidress for barbecue parties. For day parties in the summers, my first choice is always white. Use colored accessories to make them pop on the neutral dress! Add a belt to cinch in your waist, and maybe a pair of cute drop earrings, and a cross-body bag!
Chelsea28 Floral Lace Trapeze Halter Dress
Dolce and Gabbana Charmant Lace ‘Vally Rainbow’ Ballerina
Alexis Bittar Miss Havisham Beaded Station Necklace
Dolce & Gabbana ‘Anita’ tote
Rosantica’s ‘Oriente’ sodalite bracelet
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color- Mod
Stila Stay All Day Bronzer
BBQ Outfits #5: Off-Shoulder Top
Off-shoulder tops are so hot right now, and would be your simplest answer if you’re asking yourself what to wear to a summer barbecue party! Pair them with shorts or culottes. Or tuck them under a knee-length skirt.
Forever 21 Contemporary Crinkled Crepe Top
Theory Halientra Culottes
Rupert Sanderson Petal Embellished Leather Sandals
NewbarK Eva large lizard-effect leather belt bag
Vita Fede Double Cubo Tassel Drop Earrings
Doesn’t all this make you wanna dress up, go out to a barbecue party right now, and eat some grilled potatoes with paninis, burgers, maybe with a side of smoked garlic and cilantro dip, a couple of pineapple slices with watermelon juice? Yum! Well, I sure am hungry!!
So, which outfit idea amongst these bbq outfits was your favorite? And even better, first tell me, do you like barbecues? What do you love most about them, food-wise? Lemme know by tweeting me @shilpa1ahuja!
Shilpa Ahuja a designer and entrepreneur. She is the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion.
Fashion has traditionally been for the rich, white, thin woman. That’s how it evolved over centuries and that’s how it’s been represented in fashion media. But Shilpa believes that with the changing role of women in the society, fashion has changed, too. She believes that fashion is for everyone, regardless of their age, gender, color, body type and background. So she translates runway fashion into easy style advice that one can incorporate into their daily lives.
Shilpa’s work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times.
Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a professional degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book “Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India”. Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University. For feedback and questions, please email [email protected]