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Kathie Lee & Hoda Summer Style: 5 Outfits For Summer Outings

Lisa Albanese, newly married style expert, shared five outfits with Kathie Lee and Hoda to wear to different summer outings. She discussed what to wear for a barbecue cookout, a Sunday brunch, a road trip, a bridal shower, and lastly, a summer wedding.

Today Show: What To Wear To A Summer Barbecue Cookout

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Style expert Lisa Albanese shared what to wear for summer outings.


When thinking about what to wear to a barbecue, Lisa said you would typically think about a throw-on dress, or jeans and a top. However, she said to try to mix it up with a chambray button down, paired with coral Calvin Klein shorts, priced at $24.99 at TJMaxx.

She added a print with striped Aerosoles Petunia Flats, $69 also at TJMaxx. She said that she loves putting together outfits at TJMaxx because you can get designer labels at half the cost.

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Lisa said that instead of wearing a simple dress to a Sunday brunch this summer, try pairing a solid top with a pair of printed pants. She paired a grey Mudd top, $21 at Kohl’s, with printed Derek Lam for Designation cropped pants, $54 at Kohl’s.


She said that printed pants are difficult because they can sometimes come off looking like pajama pants, so find a crisp, simple pattern. The Mudd top she chose was backless, so she chose a tank in the same color for underneath to cover up the open back.

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When you set out on a road trip, you’ll probably pull on your comfiest sweats or yoga pants. Lisa suggested styling it up a bit by wearing a long skirt, like Lands End’s Rayon Spandex Skirt, $39. She said that when choosing a skirt for a road trip, look for one with blended fabric for less wrinkling. The skirt can also double as a blanket for your legs in the cold AC of the car. She also suggested a scarf, like Lands End’s Featherweight Scarf, $29.99, for extra warmth in the car that is easy to remove once you’re out in the heat.

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Lisa mentioned that most women opt for a summer dress when going to a bridal shower, but she suggested a more fashion-forward option. She said that more and more we’re seeing men’s wear become the trend, including blazers, button downs, and tailored shorts. She put together an outfit from Loft displaying this trend. She chose a white cotton Linen Blazer, $74.99, and Lush Floral Print Shorts, $49.50, and a solid button down. She said to choose a bold print for the shorts and said that you’ll stand out, wearing something no one else is wearing – in a good way.

What To Wear To A Summer Wedding: Jessica Simpson Maxi Dress Review

Lisa said to “go long” when choosing a dress for a summer wedding. She said that long dresses exude elegance and she chose a yellow and grey Jessica Simpson Maxi Dress, $69.99 at Marshall’s. She said that when wearing a maxi dress, you can wear flats or lower heels, or you can have the dress tailored to meet your needs. She paired the dress with a pink Valentine clutch, $24.99 also at Marshall’s. She said that Marshall’s is her “destination spot for designer finds.”


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