Here at Kay's, we are pretty pumped for Memorial Day. In fact, the holiday marks the official start of summer in our book (don't worry about what the calendar says). It’s almost here, bringing with it a three-day weekend, fun parties, and beautiful weather -- not to mention everyone’s new summer street style.
If Memorial Day is the (unofficial) start of summer, it’s also the perfect time to break out your summer wardrobe! All those weekend getaways, BBQs, and beach days are a great place to debut your new looks, whether you’re sporting plus-size summer style, short and sexy clubwear, or a flowy maxi dress.
What should you wear as your Memorial Day look? Well, it really depends on what you’re doing; the ideal look for a bougie garden party won’t work for a beach trip. But whatever you plan to do this Memorial Day, we’ve got tips and tricks to help you look gorgeous AF!
A Wine Tasting Weekend
Wine tasting is a popular Memorial Day getaway -- and trust us, we get it. A weekend of beautiful scenery and vino? Yes please! But when you attend a wine tasting, it’s important to look comfortable and on-point. Go ahead, combine classic pieces with a few flirty elements for your summer street style!
A simple, sleeveless button-down and cute printed culottes make for a killer winery look. You could also pair some light-colored jeans with a flirty, flowy top (we suggest this beauty). By pairing a dressy top with a simple pant (or vice versa), you can create a look that’s both elegant and relaxed.
Regardless of what you decide to wear, there are some must-have accessories for a wine tasting. Make sure you have a cute purse (you’ll need something to hold your ID), and shoes that are easy to walk in. It’s no fun walking through a vineyard in heels after one too many tastings!
A BBQ or Block Party
Most people spend Memorial Day enjoying the warm weather with their fam and friends. They gather in someone’s backyard, pour some drinks, grill some burgers, and have a great time. If you’re going to a BBQ, turn the party into a head-turning fashion show, featuring this year’s summer street style!
BBQs and block parties tend to be on the casual side (depending on how extra your crew is), so take this opportunity to show some skin and work on your summer glow. A crop top and jean shorts, a dress with cutouts, a bandeau top with a pencil skirt -- all these looks absolutely rock!
And for the record, these style tips are for everyone… and we mean everyone. If you’re a curvy girl, let’s see those crop tops! You are beautiful, and your plus-size summer style should include anything that makes you feel fabulous. Don’t be afraid to wear bold outfits (and show a little skin)!
A Seaside Escape
If you live on the coast, you’re probably going to spend Memorial Day at the beach for a day trip or a weekend. The beach look is the epitome of summer fashion; a bikini, denim shorts, and a pair of sunglasses are what we think of when we say “summer street style.”
There are tons of sexy swimsuits for your summer wardrobe, whether you’re looking for petite or plus-size summer style. Do you want a flowered bikini? A Baywatch-style, red one-piece? A cutout suit that has you feeling so fierce you’ll be open to that “creative” tan line? Go for it, girl. The ocean will be SHOOK.
Of course, an awesome beach outfit is all about the details. The right sunglasses, shoes, and bag can upgrade even the dopest suits (and we’ve seen some damn cute ones in our day)! Look for some cute accessories, and don’t forget the straw or canvas bag to hold all your beach essentials!
This year, make the most of your Memorial Day celebrations; turn the weekend into your own fashion extravaganza! Whether you’re laying out at the beach, BBQing with your girls, getting day drunk at your favorite winery, or making eyes at your summer fling, the right summer outfit will ensure that all eyes are on you (and let’s be honest, that’s what we all want).
Whether you’re shopping for a few new items or a whole wardrobe overhaul, Kay’s has your back with the best pieces. If you’re in New Orleans, come down to Magazine Street and say hi, or you can check out our selection right here in our online store (check out our Thick & Juicy collection for our plus-size summer style) -- we’re sure you’ll find something that will suit your summer street style!