Memorial Day Outfit Inspiration

Although it doesn’t necessarily feel like summer is around the corner… Summer is around the corner! I’m hoping that our extra long winter this year means we have an extra long summer coming too. #logic.

With the unofficial start of the season coming up on this weekend, I pulled some outfit inspiration for the holiday from the last few summers in addition to my Memorial Day wish list below. The dress above is two years old from Vineyard Vines but I linked as many pieces as I could below each image.

I decided to make the wish list after buying this amazing striped shirt dress yesterday because it’s too good not to share! I also picked up this pair of Jack Rogers jellies and then saw them in red white and blue (only $49) which would be perfect for any of the summer holiday weekends.  Speaking of summer weekends, I’ve been toying with the idea of giving myself summer Fridays so when I saw this bathing suit, I flipped. It had to be a sign from J.Crew to go for it!

This weekend, we’ll be heading up to New Hampshire as we do every Memorial Day for some time with my family and a BBQ with friends. I would love to wear any and all of these outfits but the forecast looks cool and rainy. Shocker New England, shocker…

PS scroll all the way down for a photo of me and Amalia last Labor Day. She looks like a straight up baby alien but so so cute and tiny! She was just over a month old in that photo. I can’t believe how much time has flown by. She’ll be 10 months tomorrow and her update will be live then.

My Memorial Day Wish List

Striped Shirt Dress, $120
Drop Earrings, $42
Summer Fridays Bathing Suit, $98
Jack Rogers Jellies, $49
Tiered Tank Top, $55
Striped Clutch, $88
Bow Skirt, $99
Baseball Cap, $24
Madewell Red Eyelet Dress, $168

Similar Shirt / HatShorts

My Shorts / Amalia’s Bubble


My Shirt / Amalia’s Dress

Shirt / ShortsHat

Striped Shirt c/o / Anchor Shorts c/o / White Pumps / J.Mclaughlin Wicker Bag / Lisi Lerch Earrings 

Bathing Suit (on sale) / Hat

Dress is old from Sail to Sable

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  1. Angela said:

    I love all of these outfit ideas! Fingers crossed Memorial day is nice, I’m so ready to break out all of my red, white, and blue!

    Angela | Cue the Coffee

    5.23.18 · Reply
    • Julia said:

      Same here!!! Fingers crossed all around.

      5.24.18 · Reply
  2. Allie said:

    I love “The Shirt” so I’m so excited there’s a dress now! The secret buttons make it my most flattering Oxford by far. It’s so nice they get function and fashion!
    Happy almost Memorial Day Weekend, xAllie

    5.24.18 · Reply
    • Julia said:

      I didn’t know it had secret buttons! Now I’m even more excited 🙂

      5.24.18 · Reply
  3. Alyssa said:

    I want every single one of these outfits. Your summer style (well really your style in any season) is everything I need. Bring on blue, red and white! I’m all in!

    5.24.18 · Reply
  4. Stephanie said:

    That first striped dress is so pretty on you! I love the red Madewell one, that’s great for so many holidays.

    5.25.18 · Reply