Summer is here and that means it's officially barbecue season! Taking a cue from Mischa Barton and Bar Refaeli, we'll show
you what to wear for an afternoon of sun and sauce.
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Hillary Kerr: Welcome to the Who What Wear fashion closet, I am Hillary Kerr.
Katherine Power: And I am Katherine Power. As you know by now, we love to answer our reader's questions about what they should wear in various style situations, and as we have learned, it seems to be the most casual events that inspire the most inquiries.
Hillary Kerr: One situation that's been a hot topic is what to wear to that great summer event, the barbecue. In today's episode we will show you two casual outfits that are ideal for an afternoon filled with sun and sauce. But first check out our muses for inspiration.
Female Speaker: Mischa Barton was recently spotted in an outfit that would be very appropriate for a summer barbecue. Her lightweight colorful dress is perfect for a hot day hanging out with friends.
We also loved the bright turquoise minidress that Bar Refaeli was seen wearing in Cannes. Her easy floral tunic, long necklace, and skinny brown belt make a great summer ensemble.
Katherine Power: With those images in mind let's put together two of our own summer barbecue outfits.
Female Speaker: Summer barbecues usually take place outside. That said, when you are picking out your outfit, remember that the potential for tan lines is high, so stay away from anything with odd cutouts or complicated straps.
Summer barbecues are always relaxed and your clothes should be too. To beat the heat, or at least to be comfortable in it, pick lightweight, airy pieces and don't pile on the accessories.
Hillary Kerr: Our first look is the more casual of the two, and we started it off with a great classic pair of Levi cutoffs. We suggest getting your cutoffs in a relaxed style or go up a size, because when it's hot there is nothing worse than too tight shorts.
Katherine Power: Keeping the weather in mind we went this sheer blouse by Kimchi & Blue. It's light enough that you won't melt, and it also brings in this season's ethnic prints. As we mentioned before, do not overdo it on the accessories. Here we just have a simple pair of sandals, a brown belt, and a couple of gold chains.
A strapless cotton dress is an excellent choice for a summer barbecue. This one by Foley + Corinna is fashionable but still casual enough that you won't look wildly overdressed. Again, we kept the jewelery minimal, with just a couple of big bangles, and a simple pair of earrings.
Hillary Kerr: Shoes can really make or break the appropriateness level of your outfit, so save the killer heels and statement platforms for your night events. Instead, go for a flat pair of shoes, like these simple wrap sandals, or if you must have heels, try a summer espadrille or casual wedge.
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