By Matthew Hacke | Photographs by Michael Fornataro | Styling by Alyssa Otto
Now is the time to get in those last-minute vacations and warm weather activities with loved ones before the hustle and bustle of fall is upon us. Whether you’re enjoying a day at the country club, grilling and chilling with friends at a backyard barbecue, or setting sail on the water for a romantic river ride, we’ve put together the perfect outfits for your last days of summer adventures. Take note of the elements that we reworked into multiple outfits, highlighting the versatility and ease of these pieces!
Nautical by Nature
Take advantage of Pittsburgh’s three rivers by planning a day or evening on the water in these easy, breezy outfits.
Why we love it: The rich blue, checkered top pairs perfectly and pops against the white jeans, while the white leather belt and floral belt buckle tie it all together. The metallic sunglasses and rose gold Birkenstocks make the look appropriate for a day or night on the water.
Why we love it: When paired with preppy boat shoes, navy sunglasses, and a leather crossbody, this dress is more casual and perfect for boating. The intricate details of the jewelry — with the starfish charm of the necklace, and pearl and aquamarine stones of the bracelet — add to the nautical theme.
Country Club Charmer
Stopping by the country club for a fundraiser luncheon or an afternoon cocktail with friends? Try one of these looks to make a statement this summer.
Why we love it: The ruffled, layered skirt and one-shoulder bow-tie long sleeve give the ensemble a refined and sleek feel. Add gold jewelry to pull from the nature aspects seen in the floral print.
Why we love it: Look pretty in pink with floral details for days. The dramatic ruffled sleeves add fashionable flare to this sophisticated, classically elegant ensemble.
It doesn’t matter if you’re hosting or attending a backyard BBQ. Comfortable outfits with fashionable accessories are always the way to go.
Why we love it: You can’t go wrong with a simple white tank and jean short combo. We added pops of color with gold hoops, bright sandals, and this colorful clutch. The tassel details on the clutch and the tank are an added bonus!
Why we love it: This colorful tank screams summer! Its light and soft material makes it comfortable in the heat and humidity, and the gold tones in the cuff, sunglasses, crossbody hardware, and Birkenstocks give the outfit a dressier look.