Baked yams, grilled chicken sandwiches and comfy fashion all make my mouth water. They also happen to go together perfectly at Memorial Day barbecues. Here are some outfit ideas to keep you cool and casual, but still pulled-together for outdoor events with friends, family and coworkers.

Bermuda shorts are a great sophisticated (and longer) alternative to regular shorts. Stay away from heels — they’ll kill your frisbee game! Go for wedges, flats or even sneakers, as long as they’re in good shape.


Tory Burch Gail tank, Reg: $150, Now: $59.96
Ella Moss Hampton wrap sweater, Reg: $108, Now: $76
BCBG bermuda short, Reg $168, Now: $69.99
Anne Klein Romilla wedges, Reg: $175, Now: $99.99

Another great way to embrace the sunny weather is to wear something bright. Neon is back, but best use it sparingly and keep the rest of your outfit neutral.


Theory Juin Stay tee, Reg: $75, Now: $44.90
Banana Republic Bridgeport clutch, Reg: $198, Now: $99.99
Sam Edelman Gisela
, Reg: $89, Now: $69.99
Marc by Marc Jacobs stretch cotton skirt, Reg: $198, Now: $118.80

Food and fashion are two of life’s great pleasures. Let the barbecues begin!