How To Show Alternative Style At Family Barbecues

How To Show Alternative Style At Family Barbecues

Family barbecues are a great way to get together with loved ones and enjoy good food. But they can also be a bit of a challenge for those who have alternative styles. Whether you like to dress in punk, goth, or any other type of alternative style, showing your true self at family barbecues can be intimidating. But there are some simple tips and tricks you can use to make sure you look your best and feel comfortable in any situation. Here’s how to show your alternative style at family barbecues.

Do you find yourself struggling to find the perfect outfit for your next family BBQ? Sometimes, it's rough to try and find edgy summer clothing and accessories that will embrace your style and still be considered appropriate to your great grandparents. Check out our picks that will complete the perfect alternative outfit, while remaining put- together and classy.


Crochet Tops

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Embrace a boho chic style by wearing a unique crochet top with denim shorts or an A- line skirt. Intricate, fun detailing within the crochet will keep your outfit youthful, while denim bottoms will add structure and casual comfort. Feel free to add accessories like feather headbands, bangle bracelets, or layered necklaces to suit your individual style.


Skater Skirts

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Skater skirts are a perfect choice for summer activities, including any family BBQ. You'll stay cute and comfortable in this type of skirt because it allows for more movement than a tight- fitting bodycon skirt would. Complete your outfit by pairing your high-waisted flared skirt with a crop top and oversized sunglasses.

Style tip: wear a pair of spandex workout shorts underneath your skirt if you plan on playing with kids in the yard during family gathering!


Studded Accessories

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Incorporate heavy metal (without scaring your grandmother) by using studs and spiked accessories in your outfit. For a more subdued and family- friendly look, keep an eye out for small studs on shoes, bags, and jewelry that will complement any dress or top and bottom combo. Liven up your style by wearing bright or pastel colors- this introduction of various tones will balance out the harshness of any studs or spikes that you wear.


Edgy Nail Designs and Makeup

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Last but not least, don't forget to have fun with nail designs and makeup! You can completely let your creativity flow by wearing either natural or heavy makeup, long or short nails, and dark or bright colors within your beauty routine. Make sure you go for waterproof style if you are diving in the pool or running through a sprinkler! Opt for fun nail designs that you can wear days after your family BBQ. Glue on nails are a great alternative for expensive manicures at the salon.


What is your go- to summer outfit for a family get together? Let us know in the comments below!


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Kelsey Foster

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