What to Wear to a County Fair
Credit: Kate Lacey

If you haven't been to the county fair since you were young, it's time to revisit this classic jaunt. Aside from the rides, there's also some yummy treats to be tasted (hello, deep fried Oreos and elephant ears!). But the best part? You can wear an outfit that's just as fun as the arcade games.

Since most county fairs are later in the summer, plan for hot weather. But rather than default into T-shirt and cutoffs mode, try, perhaps, for a crisp button-front tucked into swishy printed shorts. It's refined but not stuffy when you dress it down with bright sporty lace-ups and a white bucket bag. Don't forget some simple jewelry and sunglasses to shield your eyes!

Shop the looks:

Shirt: Kate Spade Saturday, $70; saturday.comShorts (similar): Apiece Apart, $336; apieceapart.comBucket bag: Old Navy, $33; oldnavy.comSneakers: Superga, $56; superga-usa.comBracelets: Rosena Sammi, $77 for 6; rosenasammi.comSunglasses (similar): Barton Perreira, $395;

Plus, check out what to wear to a clambake, baseball game, and fireworks show!