The No-Fail Outfit Formula You Need For Memorial Day Weekend


Memorial Day is the kickoff to summer, and it's *finally* just around the corner. Whether you'll be lounging by the pool or attending a cookout, a stylish ensemble is crucial to ring in the warm weather. But, if you've forgotten exactly what dressing for summer looks like, a few Memorial Day outfit ideas for your 2019 getaway are just what you need.

The long weekend is not only a great opportunity to sport some of the major trends ahead of the new season, but also a chance to pick up a few fresh pieces too. Caroline Maguire, Shopbop's fashion director suggests, “A great pair of longer length denim shorts, a vibrant tie-dye top, wraparound shielded sunnies, and an uber-comfortable sport sandal. Bonus points if you have a swimsuit underneath."

With an eye on the newest brands to know, Maguire also highlights two key lines to consider road-testing for the first time, “we’re excited to have just launched Pared sunnies as well as Just BEE Queen which has skirts that are perfect for summer." So, instead of following the traditional dress for Memorial Day (patriotic colors, stars and stripes) follow Maguire's lead, "no rules. Go bold or go home."

Still unsure exactly what to wear? Keep scrolling to find 18 fashion girl's ensembles to copy this Memorial Day.

Memorial Day is the time to break out your white jeans, if you haven't already. This holiday is also the ideal moment to wear an all white head to toe look — just watch out for red wine.

Invest in a top you can wear not just on Memorial Day, but all summer long. This gentle floral print option by Tach Clothing will pair seamlessly with any trouser or denim in your closet.

If your day is on the casual side, go simple with your attire. Couple a puffy sleeve top with your favorite denim, while adding a pop of color with a bright bag.

Dress up a classic black look with a chunky belt, and a cool wedge, such as the clear-strapped style by Maryam Nassir Zadeh that you've seen all over Instagram already this spring.

Easy, breezy, and oh so trendy, light wide-leg pants will be your best friend on this warm holiday. Consider a bright option for a stand out look.

Play around with two of this season's buzz worthy prints — tie dye and zebra. Don't forget to finish off your Insta photo with a cute pup.

Snake is another animal print the fashion scene can't get enough of in 2019. Consider incorporating the wild style into your Memorial Day attire with a pair of chic snake shorts.

Make your Memorial Day as bright as your outfit with a cheery yellow ensemble that will surely put a smile on your face.

Carry the lime green trend into your Memorial Day look. Coordinate the bright hue with polka dots for a fun twist and finish with a clear bag.

Take your denim game to a whole new level with these ruffle detail jeans that put your usual skinnies to shame.

Channel your inner teenager with these throwback flip flops. Go bold by pairing the platform sandals with an equally bright dress.

Combine a crochet dress and a swimsuit fo a Memorial Day pool party. Or for dinner, try wearing the dress with a puffy-sleeved top underneath for an unexpected styling trick.

Don't be afraid to clash colors. Mix and match unexpected hues like red, purple, and teal.

A gingham dress and wicker hat makes for the ultimate picnic party combination to break out over the long weekend.

For a bold twist on trends, try mixing prints with a chunky dad sneaker for a playful look you can wear to brunch.

No pants, no problem. Match your shirt blouse with a chunky sandal and high pair of socks for a stylish, yet quirky ensemble.

Swap out your trousers for a sporty pair of biker shorts. Style with a playful printed blouse and slides for a look worthy of your next vacation.

Need a last minute outfit? Consider a jumpsuit and you'll look put together with minimal effort. Depending on your Memorial Day plans, finish off with a heel or a sneaker.