Backyard Party Season Is Upon Us—Here Are 5 Looks to Win "Best Dressed"

From shorts to slip dresses, simplicity is our style motto. Here are 5 casual party looks for summer that take you from day to dusk.
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There isn’t an August that has come and gone without a backyard fête, and as far as we’re concerned, it’s our favorite type of event because typically it comes with good food and casual attire.

We’re all for a dress up here and there, but summer time plus the busy-ness of life and we are A-OK with easy.

Since not all gatherings are created equal, we wanted to provide an array of looks that could go from day to dusk.

Our signature suggestion? Keep it simple.

Goal: Midsection Flattery

Outfit Recipe: Elasticated Shorts + Open Knit Top

Shorts: Gap ($24.00); Top: Reiss ($210.00); Sandals: Gap ($31.00); Sunglasses: Fifth & Ninth ($30.00); Bracelet Cuff: Banana Republic ($38.99); Lip Tint: Dior ($40.00)

Goal: Midsection / Chest Flattery

Outfit Recipe: Structured Jumpsuit

Jumpsuit: Faherty ($99.00); Sandals: TKEES ($95.00); Bag: Senreve ($495.00); Sunglasses: Ray-Ban ($197.00); Necklace: Missoma ($64.00)

Goal: Midsection Flattery

Outfit Recipe: Slim-Leg Pants + Tank + Open Button Down

Pants: Coolibar ($89.00), Coolibar ($89.50), or J.Crew ($54.99); Top: Modern Citizen ($71.40); Tank: Banana Republic ($18.00); Flats: Lulus ($22.00); Sunglasses: Ray-Ban ($197.00); Bangles: Skultuna ($150.00) and Skultuna ($150.00)

Goal: Chest / Midsection / Hips / Thigh Flattery

Outfit Recipe: Elasticated A-Line Skirt + V-neck Twist Front Tank

Skirt: Poetry ($155.00); Top: Susana Monaco ($158.00); Shoes: Zara ($79.90); Sunglasses: Fifth & Ninth ($30.00); Sunscreen: innisfree ($16.00)

Goal: Hips / Thigh Flattery

Outfit Recipe: Sheath Cupro Dress + Open Button Down

Dress: J.Crew ($128.00); Top: Grae Cove ($54.90); Sandals: TKEES ($55.00); Sunglasses: Fifth & Ninth ($30.00); Nail Polish: Dior ($30.00)


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