If your weekend is booked solid with plenty of grill-outs, fear not — we’ve got you all set with what to wear to a summer barbecue this season. It’s the perfect opportunity to break out casual style that’s clean, classic, well-fitting and up for anything. You want clothes that’ll work as you lounge around sipping a brew — or as you hop up to man the grill. And you want seasonal picks and stylish accessories that’ll look great throughout the rests of the summer. Yes indeed, if you wondered what to wear to a barbecue, look no further. Just be sure to cook those burgers to perfection — and save us a beer, will ya?
Bridge and Burn Navy Thomas Stripe Shirt, $108
If it’s reliability and a clean fit — plus major style points — that you seek, Bridge and Burn has you covered. The brand’s Navy Thomas Stripe Shirt is a unique upgrade to the typical slim polo or pocket tee (although both of those would work here, too). And those short sleeves allow you to show off that gym time — right?
Dockers Premium Knit Bomber Jacket, $97.97
Sure, it’s warm in the afternoon at that backyard BBQ, but what about when the sun drops? This bomber jacket, with a casual and classic garment-dyed finish, is a stylish complement to light wash denim. And if your date happens to get cold? It pays to have a comfortable, cozy jacket handy.
Mott and Bow Benson Jean in Slim Fit, $118
Thanks to the fine folks at Mott and Bow, great denim is affordable again — and you’re not sacrificing anything when it comes to fit or seasonally friendly washes. Finished with the brand’s 19-Month wash (including hand sanding), the Benson Jean is the ideal casual jean to wear with rolled cuffs alongside white sneakers.
Dockers Broken-in Belt, $42
Don’t let the little details get overlooked. A tough-yet-stylish brown leather belt with rugged, broken-in leather is just the way to offset casual denim and a striped chambray shirt — and you can certainly wear this belt with Dockers chinos aplenty the rest of the summer. Definitely put this belt on your list if you’re wondering what to wear to a barbecue this season.
Johnston and Murphy Allister Lace-up, $145
Sharp white sneakers in a timeless court shoe silhouette are a reliable summer style move — that much is true. And when paired with casual light wash denim, a versatile chambray shirt and a knit bomber jacket, you’ve got winning BBQ style all around.
Component Sunglasses C-0201, $265
Splurge on your next pair of sunglasses — and make that purchase a pair that channels retro style inspiration and modern wearability. Fresh out of Miami, Component makes bold sunglasses that should quietly stand out (in a good way!) at your next BBQ.
Electric Carroway Leather Watch, $225
While the rest of the crowd might be checking their phones to see what time it is, you’ll be all set with the Electric Carroway Leather Watch (and set in style, we should add). It’s a very easy and very eye-catching pick when it comes to what to wear to a summer barbecue. This striking timepiece is dressy enough for the office and more than ready for a BBQ thanks to its tough construction and sharp design details.