Sparkle by the grill in these fun, whimsical prints that scream summer.
Hit the barbecues this weekend and all summer long in bright patterns that scream summer.
Here are five finds that will bring a smile to everyone’s face and add a ray of sunshine to the party.
ModCloth Flavor Fave Dress in Sky ($100 at modcloth.com). This perfect little sundress also has the perfect summer print — popsicles! It’s fully lined with adjustable straps and pockets. A non-slip bust strip and boning mean it stays in place. And it goes up to size 4X. You can emphasize the dress’ ladylike lines with a cardigan and wedges, or make it a little more edgy with a sleeveless button-down underneath paired with Birkenstocks.
Tommy Bahama Weekend Escape Linen Halter Top ($98). Keep it elegant and fun with local company Tommy Bahama’s 100 percent linen tank. The high halter neck line is super flattering, and the watercolor tropical print helps it pair with almost anything. Dress it up with a skirt for an evening affair, or pair it with Bermuda shorts and flat sandals for a more casual event.
Old Navy High-Waisted Linen Shorts (on sale for $14). A linen-cotton blend keeps these hip shorts cool. The high waist and bold gingham print make them stand out, even if paired with a simple tee and sandals.
Gap Plaid Seersucker Getaway Shorts ($50). What says lawn darts and cocktails more than seersucker? Available in two color combos with a 7-inch inseam, they’re just right for a warm summer afternoon. Go totally preppy with boat shoes and a polo, or toughen up the look with some broken-in sneakers and a graphic tee.
Sol Angeles Orchid Garden Graphic Print Crewneck T-Shirt ($78 at Nordstrom). This totally original floral print is all you need for a summer-ready outfit. Just pop on a pair of chino shorts and sandals or sneakers and you’re instantly the life of the party. It would also, however, look cool with denim and a jacket for a night out.