Live Your Best Stylish Life in Your Own Backyard

You don't have to leave the house in order to find a reason to dress up. Let your backyard serve as an impromptu campsite, a family gathering spot and a picnic destination that inspires your style.

Styled by Dylan Lyle & Aliyah McBride

Jul 2019

Clouds passing in the sky Video by Dylan Lyle

Sometimes we take our outdoor spaces for granted because, well, they’re right in our backyard. But these magical spaces serve as a backdrop for summer’s sweetest moments. They’re where you can gather with friends, grow with your family and make a splash. So while you’re living your best, why not look your best, too. Find inspiration in these photo-worthy looks from local boutiques.—Claire Porter

Backyard bocce game with a large group of friends
Photo by Brandon Alms Purchase Photo

From left to right: Nifty Genius Truman shirt, $112 at Modern Society; Southern Tide Yacht Blue shorts, $85 at Blackwells; Lost + Wander Isla botanical romper, $108 at Modern Society; Dolce Vita Lesly platform sandal, $100 at Harem & Co.; Mirabel wide brim panama hat, $10 at Modern Society; Anatomie white V-neck, $159 at Harem & Co.; silk polka dot scarf, $16 at Modern Society; JOA Lilian wide-leg pant, $78 at Modern Society; Sam Eldeman Bay White leather sandal, $90 at Harem & Co.; Nifty Genius Truman shirt, $112 at Modern Society; Southern Tide Yacht Blue shorts, $85 at Blackwells; Martin Dingman Saxon II penny loafer, $275 at Town & County; Nifty Genius Truman shirt, $112 at Modern Society; Jacob Cohen dark wash jeans, $365 at Blackwells; SeaVees Legend sneaker, $88 at Modern Society; Bonobos Rivera palm shirt, $88 at Modern Society; DL 1961 Nick slim light wash jeans, $178 at Blackwells; Alan Payne Venice Brandy loafer, $175 at Blackwells; Nifty Genius trim shirt, $112 at Modern Society; Halsey brown shorts, $98 at Town and County; Johnston & Murphy Toliver woven slip-on, $165 at Blackwells; Julie Brown Designs multi-colored dress, $178 at Town & County; Rachel Zoe Mila peep-toe mule, $269 at Harem & Co.; Kendra Scott Didi pink and gold earrings, $110 at Town & County; Bonobos Rivera shirt, $88 at Modern Society; Peter Miller gray shorts, $89 at Town & County; Johnston Murphy Martell Oxfords, $185 at Blackwells 

First image from left to right: Bridge & Burn Harbor shirt, $140 at Modern Society; Vineyards Breaker pant, $98.50 at Blackwells; Donald Pliner Cedar Antique Cold Slip-on, $165 at Blackwells; blue button down shirt, $3.99 at Haute Tot; khaki shorts, $4.99 at Haute Tot; Capilla Crepe mock-neck sheath dress, $248 at Harem & Co.; Sunshine wedge, $30 at Modern Society

Second image from left to right: Brinkoff Puff Sleeve Dress, $68 at Modern SocietyAli Croc Slide, $34 at Modern SocietyAcrobat Black Tank, $169 at Harem & Co.Capulet Nikola Pant, $145 at Modern Society

Veggie platter and iced tea with lemon next to an in ground backyard pool
Photo by Brandon AlmsLight, effortless and satisfying. Throw together a colorful array of cut veggies, a fill a pitcher with sun sweetened iced tea and lounge stylishly poolside. Purchase Photo
Summer pasta dish and iced tea with lemon next to an in ground backyard pool
Photo by Brandon AlmsMake your favorite summer pasta salad and dress it up with seasonal produce for an al fresco dining experience that is simple, yet flavorful. Purchase Photo

Second image from left to right: Butterfly dress, $5.99 at Haute Tot; pink flower sandals, $2.99 at Haute Tot; Julie Brown NTC floral shift dress, $169 at Town & County; Ralston Champagne mule, $325 at Harem & Co.; Kendra Scott Diane iridescent earrings, $130 at Town & County

Backyard Worthy Recipes

While you're living your best stylish life in your outdoor spaces with family and friends, why not serve something equally as stylish?

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