With summer only weeks away, we think it’s fair to say that barbecue season is officially in motion. To celebrate, we’ve created this handy guide on what you should be wearing to the nation’s most-loved cookout.

Linen Shirt


Whether you’re the designated chef or somehow get stuck entertaining the kids, a linen shirt will keep you cool throughout the day without compromising on style. To complete the look, simply roll up the sleeves and team with shorts and casual footwear.



If it’s too warm for chinos, your next (and equally suitable) option is a pair of shorts. Comfortable and stylish in equal measure, they’re a must-have for every BBQ veteran. When it comes to putting together an outfit, we think they look great worn with a short-sleeved shirt and penny loafers.

Polo Shirt


Whilst this menswear essential isn’t going to help enhance your barbecuing skills, the polo shirt will earn you some serious style points. Perfect for smart or casual ensembles, we suggest teaming yours with chinos and smart sneakers for an all-day affair, or with trousers and chukka boots if your BBQ is in the evening.



The ideal alternative to jeans, a pair of classic chinos are essential to mastering true BBQ style. To create an outfit, roll the hem up a couple of times and wear yours with a lightweight button-down shirt and boat shoes.

Linen Jacket


If you want to look as good as the food tastes, a linen jacket would prove an astute purchase. Lightweight and breathable, it’ll keep you cool as well as looking suave. To finish the look, pair yours with a button-down shirt, chinos and loafers.

Final Word

Now you know exactly what to wear to a summer BBQ, all that’s left to do is round-up the essentials (sausages, sun cream, San Miguel) and enjoy some much deserved downtime. Enjoy!

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