Believe it or not, Memorial Day is just around the corner and that means the start of summer is near! I can think of no better way to celebrate than with a fresh outfit. There are plenty of ways to celebrate the day, including a barbecue, a beach day, and an extended brunch. Whatever your Memorial Day plans are, you’ll love sporting a new look to enjoy the sunshine, the food, and the company.

For a classic barbecue, try a twist on an Americana look with red, white, and blue vibes. Go for a textured bright red top paired with a grown-up version of denim shorts and cool white sneakers. Pair with a white bag in an interesting shape and a pair of deliciously inspired earrings for a look that is equal parts easy and adorable.

Heading to the beach or laying out by the pool? Keep it simple with a one piece that can double as a bodysuit underneath a pair of light weight pants or a printed wrap skirt. Break in a new pair of woven sandals that will be your go-to the rest of the summer. All you’ll need to complete the look is a straw hat, sunglasses, and a straw tote and you’ll be water ready!

If you’re staying in the city and celebrating with mimosas, go with a chambray or denim jumpsuit. It’s a nod to the patriotic nature of the day, but you can keep the outfit brunch-chic by adding a lucite cuff bracelet, white mules, and an on-trend beaded bag.

Whatever you wind up doing, have a blast and let’s get the summer started in style!

For the BBQ:

For the pool or the beach:

For the brunch: