Check out how to pack, and what to wear each day and night, in this 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:
The ultimate Memorial Day weekend getaway packing list for guys:
- denim jacket
- white sneakers
- patterned short-sleeve button-up shirt
- “fun” shorts
- white linen shirt
- swim trunks
- pocket tee
- dark rinse jeans
- chambray shirt
- casual slip-on
- dad hat
…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).
Shop denim jackets:
Memorial Day Weekend Style: Outdoor bar or bbq
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.
Shop slip-on shoes:
Memorial Day Weekend Style: Boardwalk stroll
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 tied jauntily around your neck. Yes, you can pull it off!
Shop chambray shirts:
Memorial Day Weekend Style: Night out
SG Says: Nothing screams summer more than a comfy worn-in short-sleeve button-up shirt.
Bring a jacket for those evening temperatures, and keep the whole look tied together with suede sneakers and a tall sock.
Shop white sneakers:
MDW Style: Backyard 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.
Shop pocket tees:
MDW Style: Homebound Ease
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.