Some dress codes are obvious — black tie, cocktail, business casual… Other times, you need to get creative. For inspiration, we’re looking to the table. A beachy blue and white setting warrants swimwear and sunglasses. Floral-printed glasses and linens call for an equally fun blouse. And raffia placemats and leaf-embossed plates are the perfect match for an airy sundress and flowering footwear. Below, three style scenarios to prepare for this summer.

Beach Party:

For seaside gatherings, lean into light layers like linen shorts and a one-piece.

Weekend Brunch:

A laidback boxy shirt in a retro fruit basket print feels especially fitting for the weekend.

Dinner Al Fresco:

When it comes to outdoor dining, a breezy sundress and comfortable flats work every time.


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