It’s hard to believe that Memorial Day is just around the corner. The holiday weekend is the perfect time to show off your fashion-forward looks while keeping things patriotic. It’s time to break out those red, white, and blue pieces in your wardrobe. But don’t fret – you don’t have to go over the top with the colors to show your love for the country. You can still keep things chic and stylish by choosing versatile pieces that can easily be mixed and matched. Whether you’re spending the weekend by the pool, hosting a backyard BBQ, or going on a road trip, I’ve got you covered with easy outfit ideas that will leave you feeling comfortable and fashionable.
1. Cropped Denim Jacket & Red Dress
There’s no better Memorial Day outfit than a cropped denim jacket over a red dress. The denim jacket is the perfect layering piece for a sunny day, and the cropped length adds a modern twist to the traditional look. Paired with a red dress, this outfit is patriotic without being too cheesy.
2. Red Layer, White Tank & Denim Cutoffs
For a look that’s both chic and patriotic, try pairing denim shorts and a white bodysuit with a bold red outer layer. This could be a duster cardigan or a button-up shirt. The contrast of the red against the white and blue denim will make for a striking look that’s perfect for any outdoor gathering.
3. Biker Short Set & Denim Jacket
Memorial Day outfits don’t have to be super put together either. If you’re partaking in outdoor activities or prefer to keep it laidback, I love the idea of pairing an oversized denim jacket with a biker short set. To complete the look, add some white sneakers or sandals and you’ll be ready to take on any festivity.
Nordstrom White Linen Shirt (wearing XS) | Anine Bing Lace Bra (wearing an XS) | Levi’s Denim Shorts (wearing a 24) | Gucci Princetown Mules (better for budget here) | Gucci Belt | Chanel Red Handbag | Amazon Cat-Eye Sunglasses
4. Linen Shirt & Denim Shorts
A linen button-down shirt is a good idea if you want to stay cool through the heat. For a patriotic twist, add a red handbag to complete the color scheme. This is a look I continue to repeat through the summer holidays because it’s so easy to put together yet timeless.
5. Red Blazer, White Bodysuit & Denim Shorts
If you tend to favor dressier looks, a red blazer is all you need to add a touch of sophistication to some casual denim shorts and a white tank. The result is a perfect balance of casual and dressy that works no matter how you’re celebrating.
6. Graphic Tee & Denim
Whether you’re spending the day at a barbecue or lounging on the beach, this combination is perfect for a relaxed, patriotic look. A baseball cap and crossbody bag finish it nicely.