Even in the summertime, California evenings can get chilly, which is why for every sundress I own, there must be a coordinating piece to layer on, when the sun goes down. For today’s Stylish Monday Theme, I styled one of my favorite maxi dresses, for a day-to-night backyard BBQ ready look.
My halter dress is by Tysa. This dress is just one of a handful of pieces I own by Tysa; I’m drawn to their bold prints and easy-care | easy-wear silhouettes. A bit on the pricey side (but worth it IMO); I’ve lucked out, and have found quite a few of my dresses and jumpsuits, second-hand over at ThredUp.
So what do you wear over a sundress when the sun goes down? A white (HERE) or denim jacket (on sale HERE) is an easy solution. I also love a white or denim button down like the one I am wearing today; tied up at the waist, left open like a jacket – one that is easy to tie around my waist, when the day heats up.
Looking for the perfect summer-weight white button down shirt? I love my tissue-weight white button down by Grayson (HERE). My denim shirt is by Cabi, a thrift find from over at Poshmark (SIMILAR, HERE, HERE, on sale HERE)
Browse My Look:
Ready for more summer outfit ideas? Who’d have known we would have so much fun coming up with outfit ideas for a Backyard BBQ? Let’s take a look!
Nina – Sharing a Journey –Hosting a summer BBQ is one of the joys of summer. From choosing just the right recipes, tableware and what to wear. Today I am sharing BBQ favorites including an airy hostess dress everyone looks great in.
Emma – The Style Splash – This cotton jumpsuit is super comfortable and looks quite basic ..until you see the back! The sequin parrot gives guests something to look at while I’m tending to the BBQ!
Nancy – Nancy’s Fashion Style -I myself often wear a long dress for such an evening. Firstly, you have less chance of being stung by the mosquitoes. And in the evening it usually cools down a bit and then a long dress is very nice. Preferably also a slightly wider dress or one that is a bit forgiven, because well, with a bbq I always eat too much! This pre loved dress is really great. Very elastic but also quite thick, so ideal for a person who is always feeling cold like me.
Amy – Amy’s Creative Pursuits – This year the 4th of July fell on a Sunday, so I created this patriotic look to wear both to church and then a Backyard BBQ.
Andy – Pearls and Pantsuits – The hubs and I grill out every single weekend in the summer…heck, we grill out almost all year long! My typical backyard barbecue outfit usually consists of a swimsuit & cover-up, but just in case we have actual company over I would probably wear my fav Bermuda shorts and a cute top, like this one from Old Navy… I love the smocking detail.
Nicole – High Latitude Style – Backyard BBQ in Alaska means potluck and all meat and fish you eat was killed by one of your friends. When you are not a hunter or into fishing you bring whatever grows in your yard. Dressing wise it means combat or hiking boots, jeans and a tightly woven shirt to not become dinner for the mosquitoes when the BBQ is in the evening. When the event is in the afternoon, a skirt like I wear in the photo is fine.
Julie – Fashion Trends and Friends and Instagram FashionTandF – Serving up some white scalloped shorts and a gingham top with ruffled shoulders for some backyard BBQ fun! Shorts over 50 (well I actually just turned 60)…why not? Gingham is always a great choice in the summer and says backyard summer fun! Wear what you love and feel confident in and you’ll always look amazing!
Shelbee – Shelbee on the Edge – We had a backyard barbecue at my neighbor’s house a few weeks back, so I photographed what I actually wore to her house…this amazing new tie dye dress that has been in constant rotation since I got it back in May. I am also sharing swimsuit photos in my post…do pop by my blog to see it all!
Gwen – Gwen Lives Well and Instagram – GwenLivesWell –Nothing screams summer more than barbecuing with family and friends. ‘Tis the season for hot dogs, hamburgers, and yummy side dishes. So much fun! And you know what’s even more fun? Deciding on what to wear to a barbecue – yes, it’s a thing. Just ask my fashionable fashionistas because this is what we chose as this month’s style collab. Backyard barbecue-style apparently is a real thing – who knew? So let’s see what backyard barbecue-style means to these stylish sisters. This should be interesting!!
Michele – On Instagram as Seechele_styles – BBQ style to me means a thrifted striped dress and plaid bag that is thrifted too. Sneakers are a must too while at a BBQ.
Lucy – Lucy Bertoldi.com This month’s Stylish Mondays calls for BBQ attire- and this is exactly what I’d style up for enjoying a cook out amongst friends and family. Summer and sunshine want me in bright yellow! Love me some bright happy colour under a large brim hat, cool drinks, great company and delicious food- I’m ready!
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