Summer TrendsWhat to Wear on Labor Day Weekend (Every Labor Day Weekend)
Every day of every month at GQ, we start your morning on Instagram with visual advice on What to Wear Today. But we want to go deeper. Give you the nuts and bolts of how to get the look into your wardrobe. Today we're walking you through a classic Labor Day weekend outfit that'll never go out of style.
If there were ever a moment to pull the preppy card, it's during one of summer's three patriotic holiday weekends: Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day weekend. Madras shirts and cotton shorts just feel right when you're grilling out all day, watching your kids or your significant other (depending on where you are in your life) have a grand old time in the pool or ocean.
The trick to looking all-American in a non-obnoxious way is to embrace preppy staples that have a sun-faded, timeworn quality to them. Save the bright red chinos and lobster-embroidered belt for the guy who lives and breathes Ivy League style. For your purposes, you want soft fabrics and light colors that feel a little bit bohemian. Like that cold beer you're allowed to crack open promptly at 11am, they'll take the edge off in just the right way.
J.Crew Farnsworth Shirt, $70, available at mrporter.com
Beams Plus Crewneck Knit, $285, available at endclothing.com
Incotex Bermuda Shorts, $104 (Was $208), available at farfetch.com
Timex for J.Crew watch, $98, available at jcrew.com
Sperry for J.Crew boat shoes, $98, available at jcrew.com