5 Outfits to Wear for Every Activity This Labor Day Weekend
Labor Day weekend is a mixed bag of emotions. On one hand, it unofficially, heartbreakingly marks the end of summer — the end of sunshine, the end of rosé (or frosé) season, the end of wearing cut-offs with carefree abandon, and so on. On the other hand, we get a bonus day! A three-day break without any obligations! (Unless, that is, you have a wedding to attend, then we’re sorry.)
But for the rest of you — the unburdened folk, whose plans are to roll with whatever the weekend throws at you and to take advantage of everything that summer has to offer (even if you are in denial about autumn's arrival) — the last thing that you want to stand between you and fun is figuring out what to wear. Ugh, talk about an instant buzzkill. To minimize time spent indoors and maximize everything else, we did you a solid and pieced together five outfits for any activity that may happen your way. Looking to practice your serve? Rival Serena Williams' style with a hit of on-court tennis fashion. Or, got an invite to an impromptu bar crawl? A sexy off-shoulder top and walkable block-sandals are for you.
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Treat this weekend as your last summer fashion hurrah, and save the adulting and outfit decision-making for Tuesday morning.
Achieve a sporty, laidback-cool vibe for a day of barbecuing with an easy striped tee, shorts, white sneaks, and a cross-body bag (a hands-free option that's perfect for when you're manning the grill).
Shop the look: Kule t-shirt, $88; nordstrom.com. RE/DONE shorts, $87 (originally $175); stylebop.com. Saint Laurent sunglasses; $350; barneys.com. Inge Christopher clutch; $165; shopbop.com. GREATS sneakers, $179; madewell.com.
Practice your serve for next year's U.S. Open with a corset knit top and darling skirt — a look that even Serena Williams would be jealous of. And when the sun's set, store your racket in Tory's ingenious sling backpack.
Shop the look: Ernest Leoty top, $250; matchesfashion.com. Tory Sport skirt, $130; torysport.com. Tory Sport tennis sling backpack, $295; torysport.com. Nike visor, $24; nike.com. Stella McCartney sneakers, $150; stellamccartney.com.
Get all your summer fashion in before temps drop with a breezy off-shoulder top and white cropped flares. And since you'll be making multiple pit stops, we suggest walkable block heels and a hands-free bag to accommodate any double-fisting action.
Shop the look: Somedays Lovin top, $79; nordstrom.com. & Other Stories jeans, $85; stories.com. Alison Lou x J.Crew earrings, $60; jcrew.com. Abacá bag, $75; needsupply.com. Maryam Nassir Zadeh sandals, $259 (originally $435); intermixonline.com.
Clock in quality beach time a one-piece with a plunging neck line, and once cocktail hour rolls around, throw on a fun printed wrap robe cover-up to take your look from the beach to, well, wherever the party's at.
Shop the look: Solid & Striped swimsuit, $160; matchesfashion.com. Rhode Resort wrap robe, $365; intermixonline.com. Karen Walker sunglasses; $250; modaoperandi.com. Loewe tote, $325; mytheresa.com. Tory Burch sandals, $258; toryburch.com.
When the dress code is all white, pack a visual punch with textures, like ruffles or intricate cut-outs, and statement-making extras (ie woven bucket bag and printed lace-up sandals).
Shop the look: Rebecca Taylor blouse, $118 (originally $295); rebeccataylor.com. Topshop skirt, $68; nordstrom.com. Cult Gaia earrings, $88; shopbop.com. Cesta Collective bag, $375; net-a-porter.com. Mango sandals, $30 (originally $70); mango.com.