Labor Day is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to take a few days for sun, fun and some well-deserved rest and relaxation. In addition to fireworks and family time, Labor Day Weekend also signifies the summer season coming to an end. Days will soon shorten and temperatures will (eventually) drop, making way for your fall wardrobe. Before then, though, be sure to rock your favorite summer outfits! Deciding on what to pack or wear for Labor Day Weekend can be a difficult decision, but we’ve got you covered. Here are six easy Labor Day outfit ideas that will keep the compliments coming.
Bright Prints: Why not start the weekend off with a bang? Break out your bold-colored prints and patterns in celebration of the end of summer. If you’ve been dying to wear something bright and colorful all summer but haven’t had the chance, now’s the time! Go for a bold jumpsuit with groovy ’70s style flowers or a matching printed skirt and top set.
Styling Tip: Go big or go home with this one. Pair complementary bold hues together for a sizzling hot summer look or go for a one-piece ensemble with a printed dress, bright romper or jumpsuit. To tie everything together, go for neutral heels or a pair of sandals and similar handbag or clutch. Let the bold prints speak for themselves by keeping jewelry simple and delicate.
Total White Out: One of the best parts of Labor Day Weekend is seeing the all-white outfits adorned by fashionistas of all ages. It’s a Labor Day rite of passage and definitely something you should consider adding to your Labor Day Weekend wardrobe. Choose only your best and brightest whites for this one, and get creative! This is a simple way to wow everyone with a chic and timeless look.
Styling Tip: Try something new and break the mold by adding a pop of color to your look. Consider adding a bright belt, colorful, cute sneakers or beaded statement earrings to your outfit and stand out from the rest of the white-wearers at your Labor Day party. To keep things casual, go for sneakers or flats with white jeans and a cute top. If you want to take things to the next level, go for a short white dress (or even a maxi!) to add some drama and flirtiness.
Beach-Minded: If this is a weekend for celebrating the end of summer, why not dress in your summer best? Here’s your chance to wear your favorite cover-up or beachy dress before you put it away for next year. Flowy dresses and easy, breezy skirts are perfect for Labor Day, especially if you’re spending it by the water. This goes for beachy summer accessories, too, including straw hats, strappy sandals, big sunglasses and more.
Styling Tip: Mixing materials is totally cool for this look. Pair a white denim jacket with a linen dress for a cute all-American look or go for a sleek and stylish beach look with your favorite cutoff shorts, sandals and a graphic t-shirt. Mix it up even more by adding in a little added sparkle with your jewelry!
Floral Dresses: Perhaps the best and easiest Labor Day outfit idea is a floral dress. Of course, you have the option to make this outfit fun and flirty with one of your cute mini dresses or add some drama with a flowy maxi dress ensemble. A floral dress looks good on any body type and you can totally tailor the outfit to match your personal style.
Styling Tip: Add shoes and accessories based on your favorite styles and trends. Do you love that bling is back? Add a rhinestone belt to the waist of your micro-floral dress and match your jewelry for a cohesive, sparkly ensemble. If your style is a little more understated, go for dainty jewelry, a neutral hat or a pair of fresh white sneakers. Bold and edgy gals can pair florals with a distressed denim jacket and boots to spice things up a bit.
The Classic Jeans Look: Is there anything better than a jeans and white t-shirt outfit? For something so simple and classic, it sure does look good on everyone. For years, jeans and a white shirt have been summer staples, whether you’re at the beach or just looking for the perfect casual uniform. Lately, however, many have taken things up a notch when donning this timeless outfit. New forms of this classic ensemble include striking heels and other forms of exciting footwear that give this outfit a boost. In terms of denim, many are rocking their trendy jeans with vintage-inspired waistlines and styles.
Styling Tip: Change things up with your white t-shirt by choosing an out-of-the-ordinary graphic version. Take your favorite paint-splattered or graphic white t-shirt and wear it instead of a crisp white tee for an edgier, more trendy look.
Tennis Skirts: Give this fun and sporty trend a whirl over Labor Day Weekend! Tennis skirts are all over the place, so if you don’t have one, chances are you’ll be able to score one or two during an end-of-summer sale before the big weekend. Tennis skirts are the perfect way to look a little more dressed up while still wearing workout gear. They’re fun, stylish and great for walking or running errands.
Styling Tip: Try out a fun color when choosing a tennis skirt. Many have pleats, which look great in brighter hues. If you’re not feeling the bright colors, white is always the way to go. Pair your tennis skirt with a pair of clean white sneakers and a workout tank top or even a fitted t-shirt. For a model off-duty vibe, add a pair of high socks and a relaxed button-down shirt for extra cool girl vibes.