Check out how to pack, and what to wear each day and night, for a Memorial Day weekend style master class from Team SG
It’s a satisfying feeling: The first time you put away your big dumb heavy layers for good, and welcome the warm months ahead.
Goodbye, tugging on a puffer over your sweater over a button-down over a henley. Hello-o-o-o, packing a light bag for long weekends in the sun.
The official kickoff to warm weather style season? A Memorial Day weekend spent at the beach. Below, check out a packing list and outfit remixes for Memorial Day weekend style.
How to pack for Memorial Day weekend style with 12 simple pieces:
…and what to pack it all in:
SG Says: The shorter the trip, the smaller the bag. If you’re headed out of town this weekend for just a couple days, see if you can get everything you need into one of the weekender duffels above.
Memorial Day Weekend Style: Travel Day
SG Says: For an on-the-go outfit, layers are definitely your friend. Throw on dark-rinse jeans with your denim jacket for a look that’s stylish any day this summer.
Just don’t forget your shades (here’s our favorites under $100).
Beers at an outdoor bar
SG Says: If brunch is on your weekend agenda, add a dressier element to your casual shorts with a classic white button down.
Then keep it breezy in a pair of textured espadrilles. Here’s how to wear ’em five ways.
Memorial Day Weekend Style: On the town
SG Says: Have we mentioned that we’re all about trunks and a short sleeve button down? Especially when they’re fan-favorite basics that have a little extra detail.
Bonus points: that snazzy bandana. Yes, you can pull it off!
Memorial Day Weekend Style: Night out
SG Says: Nothing screams summer more than a comfy worn-in shirt – and we love the look of it.
Bring a jacket for those evening temperatures, but keep it tied together with your suede sneakers.
Memorial Day Weekend Style: Barbecue
SG Says: The stylish way to hide any BBQ stains and beers spills? A floral pattern, of course. Pop on your millennial pink cap to complete this comfortable yet unique daytime look.
SG Says: Bring back a touch of those long layers for the trip home by draping a shacket over your trusty button down.
Simple and effective for the win, guys.
Originally published 2018, but if we’ve ever needed weekend getaways more than summer 2021, well, we can’t remember.