Perfect Outfit: What To Wear To A Summer BBQ

slide
UPDATE: Since the Fourth of July is the most 'merican of all holidays, we know you've got a crazy lineup of BBQs to hit up this week. So, here's a little wardrobe inspo to get you through the festivities. This story was originally published on May 28.
Advertisement
Nothing says summer quite like a barbecue. (Okay, we're totally not counting anything in the clothing department, here). Whether you grill in your backyard (lucky!), on your rooftop deck, or precariously perched on your fire escape, a lil' cookout is the perfect warm-weather treat.
Getting together with the crew, cold brewskis, and those just-off-the-grill hot dogs are the real great American pastime. While you probably (maybe? hopefully?) have your summer wardrobe all set already, we're here to help you put together the Perfect Outfit for the party of parties. You could go casual with a T-shirt and cutoffs, but why not turn it up a notch? Get inspired by Roberta, our so-cute street-style crush, and wow your fellow BBQ-ers with a fun-and-flirty skirt and a pair of funky flats. We're betting you'll feel hotter than that grill.
Carven Printed Cotton-Voile Skirt, $340, available at Net-a-Porter; Clinique Super City Block Oil-Free Daily Face Protector SPF 40, $19, available at Sephora; Anthropologie Braided Brights Bracelet, $18, available at Anthropologie; Woolrich Women's Chambray Shirt, $59, available at Woolrich; Rag & Bone Lara Flat Sandals, $227.50, available at Shopbop.
Photographed by Mallory Talty
Advertisement

More from Chicago

What an amazing day!!! #marathonwedding @ChiMarathon pic.twitter.com/rHQ7HxkOfT— Stephanie Reinhart (@kitchy7) October 12, 2015 Like many couples, ...
First Taylor Swift, now Billy Joel. Apparently 2015 is the year that really famous pop stars bring other really famous celebrities onstage with them to ...
Let’s be real — people don’t opt to live in Chicago because of the winters (obviously). It’s during the epic and enjoyable summers that the city really ...
It's not easy attending the coolest music festival on earth. Between its expertly curated indie lineup (plus, you know, R. Kelly) and its legions of off-...
Chicago is no slouch when it comes to awesome shopping options. From the swank department stores and luxury flagships of the beloved Magnificent Mile to ...
Guess what? The ultimate summer getaway from Chicago doesn't involve a plane ride. In fact, when it comes to unplugging for some R&R and good old-...
There’s so much to love about Chicago summers, and tops among them is the food: The bounty of fresh fruits and veggies at farmers’ markets, the icy, cool ...
The weather was intense, the music was bangin', and the style? Totally inspiring. While floral headdresses have become de rigeur festival wear, the crowd...
Lollapalooza, one of the biggest and longest-running major music festivals in the U.S., returns to Chicago's Grant Park from July 31 to August 2. Are you ...
There’s been a huge construction boom in Chicago as of late — especially in downtown, where thousands of luxury high-rise apartments have cropped up over ...
A restaurant review website that actually helps people find the perfect spot for any situation. Sound too good to be true? Then you haven't stumbled across...
If you've been following the news, then you know we are just a signature away from the return of happy hour in Chicago — and the timing couldn't be more ...
We tend to think the best decisions in life are made over pizza. Case in point: One frigid January night last year at Pequod’s, sisters Natalie and ...
With his girlfriend moving in, Erik wanted to revamp his Chicago bachelor pad to better suit both of their taste preferences. The couple hired interior ...