Labor Day weekend is always incredibly bittersweet. The end of summer and the beginning of a new school year may bring mixed emotions, but a celebration is certainly in order. If you are traveling for the holiday, or rather looking to shop your closet instead of buying something new, we’ve rounded up five key pieces that you likely already have in your wardrobe to keep your bag and wallet feeling light. Even better, these versatile options can be mixed and matched for multiple engagements, so no need to overpack. This weekend, your attire should be as light and carefree as the spirit of summer. The Five Easy Pieces (keep reading for pairing suggestions!):
The Three Outfits:
1. Casual BBQ
Barbeques are an epitome of summertime, so squeeze one more in before it’s too cool to cook outdoors. For this casual occasion, pair white jeans like (1) AG The Legging Skinny Ankle Jeans ($168) with a chambray shirt such as (2) Madewell’s Slim Boyfriend Shirt ($80). Easy slides like the (3) Vince Orion Metallic Leather Double-Band Slide ($107) complete this relaxed and comfortable look.
2. Fun In The Sun
A great bikini is a summer essential. If you’re considering a new one for the holiday, (1) Solid & Striped’s collaboration with Hilary Rhoda ($188) is incredibly flattering, even on non-model bods. Layer it with a longer chambray like the (2) J.Crew Selvedge Chambray Shirt ($98) or (3) Splendid’s Rayon Voile Dress ($128) as a cover-up, and add (4) Tory Burch’s Two Band Jelly Slides ($52) to your feet.
3. Boozy Brunch
A fun brunch with friends is a great way to celebrate the extra day off of work. To look your best, opt for a comfortable but feminine daytime outfit such as the (1) Current/Elliott The Perfect Chambray Shirt ($200) over (2) Isaac Mizrahi’s Short Sleeve Striped T-Shirt Dress ($50). Knot the shirt over your stomach to cinch your waist for an incredibly flattering fit. Easy and comfortable slides, such as the (3) Kate Spade New York Imperiale Slide Sandal ($59), will take you wherever your heart desires post-brunch.
Cheers to a great summer, and an even better autumn!
-Casey Sharbaugh is the blogger behind www.comfortablycasey.com