Labor Day Weekend Checklist

September 1, 2021

Can you believe it? Summer is almost to be officially over! The white jeans move to the bottom of the drawers, and the fall colors have hit the stores. But don’t get sad yet! We are here to help make sure you have all the essentials for looking confident and stylish this long Labor Day weekend! 

Having some Backyard Fun?

Are you going to a green yard with BBQ and corn hole? If so, grab a loose fitting dress. There are both mini and maxi options; however, if you choose a maxi, look for slits in the side so you don’t get too hot. Although this is the end of summer, light colors are still appropriate. Bring in neutral tones through a woven purse and sandals! 

Are you dressing things up? Pick a ruffle dress.

Cocktails at the Club?

A ruffle dress is not head-to-toe ruffles but a way to add novelty and character to an outfit. As we are about to transition into fall, look for a fun print with deeper tones. To brighten things up, pull out one of the brighter colors and use it in your accessories to make an outfit sandwich! 

Headed to the Beach?

Start your beach day with ease by picking out a one-piece with a long sarong! Sarongs are versatile and can be styled as a skirt or a dress. One quick google search will present you with countless YouTube videos demonstrating how to tie them!  Grab a loose oversized tote that can let the sand out, stainless steel jewelry, a pair of sunglasses, and enjoy your weekend!

Having a Lake Day?

For a lake day, a casual outfit can get you to and from the boat. For bottoms that will double as a cover-up, grab a flowy skirt! If you are looking for one in stores, try Aerie and if you want to order one with free, fast shipping, try Shopbob. Pair your bottoms with a button-down top that is easy to get on and off! Add a pair of slide-on shoes that can get wet, a hat, sunglasses, and you are ready for the day! 

Sipping drinks Poolside?

I mean, is there anything better than a pool day?  For a breathable look that will protect you from the sun, grab a pair of linen wide-leg pants and a button-down. Put a one-piece or bikini under the button down, and French tuck it! Apply Supergoop sunscreen for flawless skin, and don’t forget your hat!  

Details, Details, Details

A bag, especially for a big weekend like this, can make or break a look. For any by-the-water outfit, grab an oversized tote built for water and sand. Great options are the neoprene bags that have been trendy this year, Consuela, or a knit bag!

If you are at a land event, stick to a smaller bag as opposed to a tote. A fun crossbody or shoulder purse can pull an outfit together! If you are looking for an affordable, trendy piece, Target and Zara are great in-store options and Looks Like Summer and Charles and Keith are fantastic online options. 

Are you trying to get the last ounce of sun rays on your hair to lighten it? Well, you are still going to wear a hat but grab a visor! Amazon and Free People sell adorable straw visors, while Nike and Lululemon sell great active visors. To give them an elevated look, put on a pair of hoop earrings! 

Wide brim hats have been everywhere this year! When sitting by the water, bring out your straw hat! They can be relaxed and floppy for easy traveling or more structured! When you are back in dry clothes, whip out the neutral suede gota hat. A fun trick to adding color is to switch out the band! 

Hope y’all have a great Labor Day Wkd!

Cheers

Alexis