Dining al fresco is practically a requirement for the summer. It only essentially involves a change of scenery, but somehow everything feels more chic and elegant when you’re leisurely eating out in the open air. Personally, there are only a few months of the year where I actually want to be outside (without the mass of puffer coats on my body and harsh winds swirling in my face) so why not take full advantage of it? With only roughly a month more to go before the easygoing vibe of the summer makes way for the refreshed beginnings of autumn, it’s time to start thinking about a last hurrah in celebration.
From a sopshticated outfit to an elegant table setting, throwing a gathering to remember can be way less stressful than you’d think. There are a lot of elements to consider if you take on the task of hosting your own outdoor party but don’t worry, I’ve laid out everything here. I’ve also sprinkled in some visual inspiration throughout so you can pull from the best ideas that thrill you. Ahead, keep reading to check out my favorite decor and fashion pieces to make your next summer soiree one for the books.