The best thing about weekends is just making an excuse to be able to laze the day away with your nearest and dearest—just eating, playing, and lounging your best to melt the stress of the workweek away. Even if you aren't the queen of grillin', you can still look like the belle of the BBQ with our summer cookout essentials. We've rounded up the goods for hosting your own al fresco soirée, and whether you're planning on flipping patties or just chillin' on the turf, here are some stylish outfits and accessories to have you looking good while stuffing your face. So crank up the tunes, fire up the grill, and get out those horseshoes, 'cause it's time for a cookout! Just don't forget to use insect repellent, otherwise those newly-tanned gams will end up looking like polka-dot tights. Trust us, they're vicious.
Above, clockwise from left: Phat Beets $9.99, available at Rick's Picks; Mean Beans $9.99, available at Rick's Picks; Rachel Comey St. Vincent Dress-Print $273.00, available at Creatures of Comfort; Barr Brothers Barbeque Scissor Tongs $9.99, available at The Kitchen Store; Lasonic Retro Blaster Boombox for iPod-White $149, available at Turntable Lab; Jeffrey Campbell Catalina Flat $69.99, available at Urban Outfitters; UO Charcoal Picnic Grill $50, available at Urban Outfitters.
Above, clockwise from left: Ray-Ban Clubmaster Sunglasses, $126.82, available at ASOS; Uni-Corn Corn Holders, $7.95, available at Patina; Pendleton Meets Opening Ceremony Bubble Onesie, $138.00, avilable at Opening Ceremony; Uncommon Goods Solar Powered String Lights in Nectar, $50.00. available at Uncommon Goods; Patina Not a Paper Plate, $14.95, available at Patina.
Above, clockwise from left: Topshop Stripe Knot Crop Top, $28.00, available at Topshop; Osbourn Shoes, $180.00, available Boxing Kitten; Burt's Bees Herbal Insect Repellent, $8.00, available at Burt's Bees; Muji My Linen/Half Apron Ecru, $27.95, available at Muji; Porch Parties: Cocktail Recipes and Easy Ideas for Outdoor Entertaining, $16.95, available at Anthropologie.