Memorial Day always messes with my head. ¬†First there is the¬†“Whoa! The year is half over…” concept, and then the realization that it’s officially summer hits, and I have to accept¬†that I am woefully unprepared for vacation plans, summer activities for the kids, and house maintenance projects that can only be tended to in dry, warm, weather. ¬†And¬†then there are the wardrobe issues…did I gain too much weight over the winter to fit into last year’s stuff…how pasty white am I going to look in a chic summer dress having spent the entire winter season indoors…will it actually be warm enough over the holiday weekend to dress like summertime…? ¬†So many things to think about! ¬†The good news is, Memorial Day tends to usher in a festive and dynamic social period, and having some fun outfits ready to go always makes the dark fashion cloud disappear.

Trolling the internet for some sartorial inspiration, I came across a few outfit composites that were both regionally/seasonally/age appropriate, as well as perfect for different social activities. ¬†Headed to a backyard Bar-B-Que…? ¬†You can never go wrong with denim and cute shoes:

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Image courtesy of style-love-repeat.com

Is your holiday weekend centered around a casual/chic party where the invitation is just ambiguous enough to give you pause…? ¬†I love this skirt, which minus the denim jacket is dressed up by itself:

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Image courtesy of whowhatwear.com

Heading to an upscale resort that requires a certain sartorial panache…? ¬†This white crochet dress fills the bill…and the figure flattering one-piece suit is a great way to start the swim season:

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Image courtesy of donnamorganblog.com

Your key pieces for any holiday weekend should be the things that make you smile:  Your favorite jeans or shorts, a well fitted T-shirt or blouse that dresses up and down, a flattering dress that needs only a necklace to take you from tea at the Ritz to beers by the pool, comfortable shoes and of course a sweater.

After all, it may¬†be summer but it’s only the first weekend…!

 

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