What to Wear Over 40–Fourth of July BBQ

Diane von FurstenbergThe event:  A backyard barbecue, a picnic and outdoor concert or a company picnic

The outfits: 

Option #1–go casual but nice in shorts and a great top, this combo is from Diane von Furstenberg (dvf.com), pair it with casual flat sandals (Nine West at Piperlime.com) and simple silver jewelry (Tiffany.com):













Option #2–opt for a cool sundress (Ralph Lauren.com), punch it up with turquoise accents (sandals and cuff at Tommy Bahama.com):











Option #3–go boho-chic in a floaty skirt (Garnet Hill.com) topped off with a cool Eileen Fisher linen knit top (at Bloomindale.com), a great belt (Ralph Lauren.com) hip slung over the top, Ralph Lauren sandals with a little heel (at Piperlime.com) and artful coral earrings and an arm full of bangles (at Bloomingdales.com):