Monday, July 12, 2021

July Stylish Monday - Backyard BBQ Style

On the second Monday of every month a group of style bloggers and I pick a theme, style an outfit based on that theme, and then do a link up together where you can join too!  This month's theme is "Backyard BBQ Style.  The ladies and I are showing what we would wear to a backyard BBQ.

 For this month's Stylish Monday post, I decided I would show what I wore on the 4th of July since most Americans BBQ on the holiday.

I would typically wear shorts and a tee if the BBQ was during the day, or a pair of summer pants and a nice top if the BBQ was in the evening.  However, this year the 4th of July was on a Sunday so  I had to pick an outfit that was appropriate for church, yet comfortable and casual enough to wear to a BBQ.

Showing my patriotism, I went with red, white, and blue colors.  I picked a comfortable t-shirt that had all our nations colors in it, then I wore an elastic waist red lightweight cotton skirt with it...perfect for church, and cool and comfy at the same time.

I kept the patriotic colors going with red jewelry and I carried a blue and white striped bag.  I love the fun red sunglasses on the bag, do you?

For footwear I chose comfy navy blue flats.

The skirt has a pretty eyelet and embroidered hemline.  

I shopped my own closet for this month's challenge.  Everything I'm wearing is super old.  

And now let's see what the rest of the ladies are wearing, and be sure to link up your outfits with us too!


Gwen - Gwen Lives Well and Instagram - GwenLivesWell -Nothing screams summer more than barbecuing with family and friends. ‘Tis the season for hot dogs, hamburgers, and yummy side dishes. So much fun! And you know what’s even more fun? Deciding on what to wear to a barbecue – yes, it’s a thing. Just ask my fashionable fashionistas because this is what we chose as this month’s style collab. Backyard barbecue-style apparently is a real thing – who knew? So let’s see what backyard barbecue-style means to these stylish sisters. This should be interesting!!


Shelbee - Shelbee on the Edge - We had a backyard barbecue at my neighbor’s house a few weeks back, so I photographed what I actually wore to her house...this amazing new tie dye dress that has been in constant rotation since I got it back in May. I am also sharing swimsuit photos in my pop by my blog to see it all!


Julie - Fashion Trends and Friends and Instagram FashionTandF -  Serving up some white scalloped shorts and a gingham top with ruffled shoulders for some backyard BBQ fun!  Shorts over 50 (well I actually just turned 60)...why not?  Gingham is always a great choice in the summer and says backyard summer fun!  Wear what you love and feel confident in and you’ll always look amazing!


Nina - Sharing a Journey -Hosting a summer BBQ is one of the joys of summer.  From choosing just the right recipes, tableware and what to wear.  Today I am sharing BBQ favorites including an airy hostess dress everyone looks great in.


Nancy -  Nancy’s Fashion Style -I myself often wear a long dress for such an evening. Firstly, you have less chance of being stung by the mosquitoes. And in the evening it usually cools down a bit and then a long dress is very nice. Preferably also a slightly wider dress or one that is a bit forgiven, because well, with a bbq I always eat too much! This pre loved dress is really great. Very elastic but also quite thick, so ideal for a person who is always feeling cold like me.


Nicole - High Latitude Style - Backyard BBQ in Alaska means potluck and all meat and fish you eat was killed by one of your friends. When you are not a hunter or into fishing you bring whatever grows in your yard. Dressing wise it means combat or hiking boots, jeans and a tightly woven shirt to not become dinner for the mosquitoes when the BBQ  is in the evening. When the event is in the afternoon, a skirt like I wear in the photo is fine.


Michele - On Instagram as Seechele_styles - Bbq style to me means a thrifted striped dress and plaid bag that is thrifted too.  Sneakers are a must too while at a bbq


Suzanne - Ask Suzanne Bell - Even in the summertime, California evenings can get chilly, which is why for every sundress I own, there must be a coordinating piece to layer on when the sun goes down. See more on how I style one of my favorite maxi dresses, for a day-to-night backyard BBQ ready look, on the blog.


Lucy - Lucy   This month’s Stylish Mondays calls for BBQ attire- and this is exactly what I’d style up for enjoying a cook out amongst friends and family.  Summer and sunshine want me in bright yellow! Love me some bright happy colour under a large brim hat, cool drinks, great company and delicious food- I’m ready!


Andy - Pearls and Pantsuits - The hubs and I grill out every single weekend in the summer...heck, we grill out almost all year long! My typical backyard barbecue outfit usually consists of a swimsuit & cover-up, but just in case we have actual company over I would probably wear my fav Bermuda shorts and a cute top, like this one from Old Navy... I love the smocking detail.


Emma - The Style Splash - This cotton jumpsuit is super comfortable and looks quite basic ..until you see the back! The sequin parrot gives guests something to look at while I'm tending to the BBQ!

                                    And Me!

Amy - Amy’s Creative Pursuits - This year the 4th of July fell on a Sunday, so I created this patriotic look to wear both to church and then a Backyard BBQ.  

Have a Great Day! Amy

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  1. Such a cute red white and blue outfit! I really like that skirt and it pairs nicely with the printed tee! great outfit for a BBQ :)

    Hope you had a good weekend :)

    Away From The Blue

  2. Amy, that is a wonderful skirt! I love the bright red and the cute little detail along the hem. Red, white, and blue is always such an upbeat color combination, too. You look fabulous for church, for a patriotic holiday, and for a backyard barbecue!


  3. Love this colour scheme and the hem of your skirt is super cute! Looking good!

  4. Very patriotic! Great choice, it suits you very well!

  5. I'm most likely to wear something like Gwen or Andy has on if I'm going to a BBQ. Though it depends on if it's for an occasion (like a birthday, 4th of July, etc.) or just a fun summer get together. Though I really should start wearing my summer dresses and skirts more often! Love the embroidery on your skirt and that bag is adorable.

    1. I totally agree. When I saw everyone's photos, I thought "Geez, I didn't know women wore such fancy clothes to BBQ's". I just photographed what I wore on the 4th, otherwise I would have had shorts and a tee shirt on for a BBQ too.

  6. Love that red skirt on you Amy! It's so perfect for a summer holiday cookout or garden party and the bag is so much fun!

  7. I liked that you chose an outfit that worked both for church and a gathering! Love the bright red of the skirt.

    1. Thank you. I didn't want to have to bring a change of clothes and I don't believe in wearing shorts to church. I'm old fashioned in that way.

  8. Amy!

    I love your patriotic look! You're very festive and July 4th/Backyard BBQ ready!

  9. This was such a fun collab! Love your patriotic colors!

  10. I love your festive and patriotic outfit!

  11. I love your red skirt and stripy bag. Great look. Loving all the looks you featured too :)

    Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Mondays.

    I hope you can join us again tomorrow :)



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