Charming Trends: Memorial Day Cookout
Posted on May 20, 2014

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Cookouts, picnics and pool parties are the signature kickoff to summer on the east coast. Memorial Day Weekend is coming up and my favorite go to outfit for any summer party is classic, yet trendy with a splash of color.

These classic weathered white shorts from Express are a definite MUST have for any summer cookout. Not only can you match them with anything but you can dress them up or down.


These shorts create a slimming effect with the extra side seams and inset pocket placement.

The linen popover striped shirt from JCrew is a perfect pairing with these shorts. It’s a lightweight top so you “chill out” in it during any summer event.


I am OBSESSED with these Ceaserr sandals. I love how they’re just high enough to be perfect with any outfit for the summer months. These sandals add a touch of trendy with the classic white shorts and linen top.


My must have for every outfit I wear is accessories! Accessories can make or break an outfit, and lately I’ve been really into the daintiness and layering of different pieces of jewelry.

MDW4Sunglasses are a must for any summer outfit, not only do they look good but they also help protect your eyes from the beaming summer sun. The gold frame with the brown lens on these Ray Bans really makes them pop. These sunglasses don’t only fold once, but twice, which makes them even more chic!

MDW5Onto the jewelry! Adding this Michael Kors watch with the coral band will add such a pop of color, it may be small but it’s guaranteed to get compliments!

Pair this fashionable Michael Kors watch with any dainty bracelets. I went ahead and chose some of my favorites from my go-to online accessory store, Prima Donna.

These bracelets are dainty so they won’t take away from the watch, but adding these two bracelets to layer with the watch will make it stand out even more.


Speaking of layering, I love layering different sized delicate necklaces.

The Stella & Dot interlock cross necklace is a shorter necklace, pair this with the Stella & Dot longer piper necklace and it’s sure to be an eye catcher!


Who can forget rings? Since we have this amazing watch, we don’t want to go overboard with the rings, so keeping it simple with a touch of color will be perfect.


I added this Ivory Reva Rock Stone ring along with a few midi rings (which are my absolute favorite trend this summer) to spice things up a bit!

MDW10Last but not least, it’s Essie! I can never go anywhere without having my nails painted and this polish adds a pop of color and is an essential accessory to my everyday outfit.

Pairing this Essie Carousel Coral polish with the Coral Michael Kors watch will only add more color and make it pop out more!

Details to create this look are below:

  • 2 ½ inch Weathered Seamed Shorts (Express) – $44.90
  • Linen Popover in stripe (JCrew) – $59.99
  • Ceaserr (Steve Madden) – $79.95
  • Ray Ban Aviator Folding in Crystal Brown Gradient – $205.00
  • Michael Kors Slim Runway Double Wrap in Coral – $160.00
  • Prima Donna Gold L7 Square Link Bracelet – $9.99
  • Prima Donna Curving Cross Bracelet Matte Gold – $5.99
  • Prima Donna Reva Rock Stone Ring Ivory – $8.99
  • Prima Donna Gold Dainty Dent Midi Ring Set – $8.99
  • Essie Carousel Coral – $8.50
  • Stella & Dot Interlock Cross Necklace – $59.00
  • Stella & Dot Piper Necklace – $34.00


Post by: Meagan W.