White, like black, is universal. It can be worn by any age group and at any time. You can rock it with so many different tops and you can turn it into a casual look or to the other extreme of club wear. If you do happen to spill barbeque sauce on your white pants, you can bleach it or dye it if you don’t mind drastically altering it.
White is easy to match. So use one bright color to spruce it up. It could be one of those asymmetrical hem tops, which are now very trendy. Or you could wear a red shirt blouse with cuffed sleeves. Simplify the rest of the outfit with white or black sandals.
If you are not comfortable with wearing white, you could try wearing nude. Some people might feel tempted to wear a nude top with a nude bottom, but don’t do it! Focus more on the shoes and accessories. No matter what dress, skirt or top, you choose, wear it with nude shoes, nude necklace or handbag.
If you want to look harmonious, go for the gold tones that will make you shine. However, do this with your accessories and possibly shoes. One more thing that will make your outfit come to life is that oversized straw hat. When you arrive at the barbeque, it will look as if you stepped out of a magazine, but of course, you will look and feel comfortable and appropriately dressed for the occasion. Go for some peep toe shoes to balance your outfit.