Labor Day Weekend Style

Photography by Peter Tran.

Monday, September 5, 2016 marks the unofficial end of summer! It signifies one of the biggest days at the beach and if you are not near a beach I would say any body of water will do (lake, river, swimming pool even the water park counts!). Let’s celebrate Labor Day in style and tips our hats to all the contributions of American workers of all industries to the U.S. economy.

Summer was made for memories.

Saying goodbye to summer is going to be sad.  I am not going to lie!  So, I invite you to enjoy every minute of your 3-day weekend soaking up the sun in style. In today’s blog post I am going to share with you 5 Tips for the Perfect Labor Day Weekend Outfit that will keep you cool and looking fabulously on the last day of SUMMER!

Summer is a state of mind.

Tip #1: Wear a Summer Hat

I have always loved wearing hats.  In my college days it was a ball cap or sporty sun visor but now I opt for a more sophisticated option to shield my face, skin and hair from the sun.  There are many hats to choose from but for me comfort is my first priority.  Hats that pinch my head is a big NO for me even if it is super cute!  A proper fit is must.

Look for fun little details like the black ribbon around the band of this summer hat from Target. It is quite elegant. This tan summer floppy hat is a favorite (see here) and pairs well with absolutely everything.  Target has some beautiful and affordable summer hats and here are a few I think you will love: here, here, and here.

Every summer has its own story.

Tip #2: Choose a Maxi Dress

Maxi dresses are one type of dress that is suitable for all occasions (think BBQ, outdoor dinner party, wedding, picnic, pool lounging, sightseeing, Labor Day shopping)!  You can also style maxi dresses in a variety of ways and it is easy base to create a casual or formal look by accessory seleection. Hmmm, I think I have an idea for a new blog post.  LOL!

Because it is often hot and humid in the summer chose a maxi dress with lightweight fabrics.  I also like gravitate to summer inspired colors like white, blue, light pink or cream.  You really can’t go wrong with color in the summer actually though the emphasis should be on fabric selection allowing for breath-ability and easy layering.

This maxi dress from Venus is absolutely stunning!  The lace dress is breezy and the colors are seaside inspired. These other maxi dresses from Venus will also help you look fabulous while kicking back with friends and family too (click here, here, and here)!

Goodbye summer until next year.

Tip #3: Accessorize with Fun Unique Jewelry

I am an absolute jewelry freak!  When I shop I typically make my way to the jewelry or accessories department first. I love to wear a lot of it and sometimes less is more (not my typical mindset on jewelry). My advice for your Labor Day Weekend Look is the less is more approach.

Why? Well, this will allow you to move freely and if needed impromptu outfit changes will be a cinch because you won’t be tied with too many baubles that could get lost or snagged on your clothing.  Isn’t this long necklace from Target stylish? Here are a few other long necklaces from Target that I love and would be perfect for your weekend wear: here, here and here.

Summer always ends with good memories.

Tip #4: Carry an Over-sized Handbag

For Labor Day Weekend be prepared for whatever could happen and that means carrying a handbag that can store all of your essentials.  Examples of these essentials for your fun weekend may include: sunscreen, beach towel, water bottle, flip flops, fashion magazine, light jacket, scarf, healthy snacks, cell phone, camera, wallet, hand lotion, mini-make up bag, swimsuit, change of clothes, sunnies, etc.,  What I am trying to say is it needs to be big enough to carry a lot!

This woven beach carryall from Target is a winner because it is light-weight, has long durable faux leather straps, and amble storage room to carry your baggage (emotional and otherwise)!  Here are a few other beach/summer inspired handbags that will quickly become your best friend: here, here, and here.


Tip #5: Show off with Some Sexy Heels 

Why not celebrate Labor Day in stunning pumps!  Yes, you can be practical and wear flip-flops that is why I suggested a large beach handbag for your Labor Day Weekend Look that you can stash your go-to sandals in. But, let’s change this up and include a sexy pair of pumps peeping under that maxi dress you’re are wearing. Do the unexpected for Labor Day Weekend!

This neutral toned one from Missguided is perfect for that special date night out this Labor Day Weekend.  The fringe adds fun movement to your step and can easily be worn in the day and transitions perfectly for night.  Check out these other alluring neutral nude colored heels from Missguided that are on trend and can be worn during the last few days of summer and well into fall season: here, here and here.

Wishing all of you a Happy Labor Day my friends!  For me, I will be celebrating with my sweet family!  Whether you are partying at the beach, lake, BBQ and/or a hot date this weekend have a lot of fun!  Do share with my your fun summer plans.

Be safe and remember summer memories last forever!





  1. Amanda Nicholas
    August 31, 2016 / 7:34 pm

    These are fantastic tips!! I looove oversized hand bags, I think i use those year round! But adding the other touches makes that handy accessory so much more chic!! Thank you for reminding me to soak up these last days of Summer!

    • September 10, 2016 / 2:09 pm

      Thank you Amanda! I am so happy to hear you love my tips!!! Thanks for always checking out my blog! xoxo

  2. Jeanine Ly
    November 14, 2016 / 9:55 am

    Wow, I love that maxi dress! They are so fun to wear and makes you feel tall/lean.

    • November 14, 2016 / 2:05 pm

      Thank you so much! I love a fabulous maxi dress and have several in my closet!

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