On Memorial Day we gather to honor those who have died in service to our country. In our neck of the woods, that means parades filled with veterans, fire trucks, and marching bands. This year, the festivities may be a bit more dialed back than usual, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate in style. Just follow our simple guide to find festive pieces you’ll be excited to fold into your summer wardrobe.
Kicking off summer by the shore? Heading to the mountains? No matter where your road leads, one thing’s for certain: Packing for a long weekend away is practically a fine art. The trick is envisioning what you will spend the weekend doing, then packing accordingly. Start with Lands’ End UPF 50 clothing to ensure you’re protected from the sun’s harmful rays. This also helps you pack lighter since each piece can be worn in or out of the water and dries quickly. The season’s latest red, white and blue umbrella print and stripes couldn’t be more perfect for the occasion.
Your Memorial Day brunch ensemble pretty much sets the standard for the rest of your day. So, getting it right is pretty important. However, since the weekend casts an overly chill vibe, there’s no need to stress. Think bright whites, comfy shoes, and a patriotic pop of color here or there. Lands’ End’s sleeveless linen swing dress was practically made for the occasion. Pair it with our sandals or gatas and you’re ready to step out in style.
During Memorial Day weekend downtime (and there’s sure to be plenty of that), you still want to look polished. We fully understand. Which is why Lands’ End has designed picture-perfect loungewear in colors that we can’t help but celebrate. In this loungewear, you’ll look put together enough to go almost anywhere. Our team’s fave has to be our ultra-soft long sleeve shirt and slim-leg lounge pants paired with our knee-length robe. You can really lean into the navy or red. Then mix and match to create a fun look using solids, stripes, and patterns that are perfectly patriotic. The best part is, our super cozy robe basically doubles as a cardigan without anyone being the wiser.
Lounging poolside or making a splash is generally a job for two festive swimsuits, not just one. The logic behind this reasoning is actually pretty simple: You need that sensible, holiday-appropriate swimsuit, just as much as you need that not-so-sensible (but oh-so-chic) holiday-appropriate swimsuit. Both of these summer essentials are welcome anywhere there’s water this Memorial Day. Lands’ End has a beautiful variety of swimsuits, tankinis, and bikinis you’re sure to look stunning in. As you choose the swimwear that’s right for you, don’t forget to look for ways to stretch your style just a little further. For example, could that cute tankini with UPF 50 sun protection double as a tank top when you want to pitstop for a little dinner al fresco? (Oh, it totally could.) Now you’re on the right track.
We’ve given you a great place to start, and we can’t wait to see where you take it from here. Let us know which Memorial Day picks were your style. And there’s no need to restrict yourself to one day only. These easy outfits are the building blocks of outfits you’ll love all summer long. Share your festive style pics and tips with us this Memorial Day by tagging @landsend on Facebook and Instagram. Who knows? You may even inspire the next big trend.