What to wear to a BBQ

Summer is in full swing, and with it comes one of the season's most beloved social gatherings: the summer BBQ. Whether it's a casual backyard affair with family or a stylish garden party with friends, knowing what to wear to a summer BBQ is key to feeling comfortable and looking effortlessly chic. Here at Lily and Lionel, we've got you covered with three versatile pieces that will elevate your BBQ wardrobe: the Matilda Peony Blouse, Savannah Secret Garden Dress, and Poppy Aster Skirt Grey.

The Perfect Top: Matilda Peony Blouse

When it comes to BBQ attire, the Matilda Peony Blouse is a must-have in your summer wardrobe. This blouse combines style and comfort with its lightweight fabric and delicate floral print. The soft peony pattern adds a touch of femininity, making it perfect for both casual and more dressed-up BBQ events.

Pair the Matilda Peony Blouse with denim shorts or a white skirt for a classic summer look. The breathable material ensures you stay cool even on the hottest days, while the intricate details and flattering fit make it an effortlessly chic choice. Accessorize with a straw hat and some delicate jewelry to complete your ensemble.

How to Style the Matilda Peony Blouse

For a casual BBQ:

  • Pair with high-waisted denim shorts
  • Add a pair of comfortable sandals
  • Wear minimal jewelry for a laid-back vibe

For a more formal BBQ:

  • Tuck into a white midi skirt
  • Opt for espadrille wedges
  • Accessorize with a statement necklace and a wide-brimmed hat

Effortless Elegance: Savannah Secret Garden Dress

If you prefer dresses, the Savannah Secret Garden Dress is the ultimate choice for a summer BBQ. This dress features a beautiful floral print that captures the essence of summer, making it perfect for outdoor gatherings. The lightweight, flowing fabric ensures you stay cool, while the elegant design provides a sophisticated touch.

The Savannah Secret Garden Dress is versatile enough to be dressed up or down. For a daytime BBQ, keep it simple with flat sandals and a sunhat. For an evening event, elevate your look with heeled sandals and some sparkling accessories. The dress's timeless design means you'll look stunning no matter the occasion.

Styling Tips for the Savannah Secret Garden Dress

Daytime BBQ:

  • Wear with flat strappy sandals
  • Add a sunhat for sun protection
  • Keep accessories simple with stud earrings and a delicate bracelet

Evening BBQ:

  • Pair with heeled sandals
  • Choose statement earrings and a matching bracelet
  • Bring along a light shawl or cardigan for cooler evenings

Versatile and Stylish: Poppy Aster Skirt Grey

For those who love mixing and matching, the Poppy Aster Skirt Grey is a fantastic option for a summer BBQ. This skirt features a subtle floral pattern in a versatile grey hue, making it easy to pair with a variety of tops. The flowy design and comfortable waistband make it perfect for an afternoon of socializing and indulging in BBQ delights.

The Poppy Aster Skirt Grey can be styled in numerous ways to suit any BBQ setting. Pair it with a simple tank top for a relaxed look or with the Matilda Peony Blouse for a coordinated ensemble. The skirt's versatility allows you to get creative with your outfit choices, ensuring you always look effortlessly stylish.

Ideas for Wearing the Poppy Aster Skirt Grey

Casual BBQ:

  • Team with a basic white tank top
  • Add some slip-on sandals
  • Accessorize with a tote bag and sunglasses

Dressy BBQ:

  • Pair with the Matilda Peony Blouse
  • Opt for wedge sandals
  • Complete the look with a clutch bag and some statement jewelry


Knowing what to wear to a summer BBQ can make all the difference in ensuring you feel confident and comfortable throughout the event. At Lily and Lionel, we offer a range of stylish pieces that are perfect for any summer occasion. Whether you choose the Matilda Peony Blouse, Savannah Secret Garden Dress, or Poppy Aster Skirt Grey, you'll be ready to enjoy your BBQ in style. Remember to accessorize thoughtfully, keep comfort in mind, and most importantly, have fun! Summer BBQs are all about enjoying good food, great company, and making lasting memories. Happy styling!