Published on august 17, 2018

3 Labor Day Outfits That Will Change Your Weekend Style Forever

written by Team thredUP

Labor Day Weekend signals the end of summer. School’s starting, days are shortening, and flight prices will (hopefully) start decreasing. What better way to send off summer than with a three-day weekend? Whether you’re spending time at your folks’ place, taking one last summer trip, or hosting a BBQ, there’s a cute Labor Day outfit waiting to be worn. It may be hard to know what exactly to wear on Labor Day, but we’ve got you covered on the style tips that will make picking out your clothes a breeze.

Check out three curated Labor Day outfit ideas that are easy to put together and will make you feel and look super cute for your last summer hurrah! What are your plans for the three-day weekend?

Strolling in the Park

Labor Day means taking it easy. You work hard all year, so it’s time to relax, a little. You may be thinking of going on a walk or having a picnic with some friends, and pairing a long cardigan with a flowy sundress is the perfect Labor Day outfit. Whether it’s still a little warm in your city or it’s starting to feel more like fall, this laid-back look is breathable but also easy to layer.



— Instantly turn a maxi dress into a midi by tying a knot at the bottom of the dress. This is perfect if you’re walking through a park and are worried about dragging your dress through the grass.

— The weather’s getting cooler and so can your outfits. Pair a cardigan with a dress for cooler tones that compliment everything from boots to sandals.

Holiday Hiking

If you’re someone that sits at a desk all day, you may want to take advantage of the extra time to get your body moving. Whether that’s a leisurely walk with the family or an intense trek, you’ll be cool and comfy in sporty leggings, a pair of sneakers, and an active top.



— Don’t be afraid to play with colors when it comes to your activewear. Bright leggings are not only fun to wear, but they also motivate you to get out and move when you see them sitting in your dresser.

Activewear tops are becoming more and more versatile, allowing you to look and stay cool at the same time. Try a colorful or intricate active top from brands like Lularoe and Lululemon

Serving BBQ Looks

We can’t talk about Labor Day without talking about BBQs! This is honestly the part we all look forward to: getting to see family, catching up, and taking tons and tons of pictures. Knowing what to wear to your BBQ can be hard because you want to look cute, but you also want to be comfortable. Pairing a patterned top with a pair of jeans is an easy way to create a fun-in-the-sun look.



— If it’s too cool to wear a tank top, try a button-down. Tie the bottom of the shirt to create a cropped look. Gingham, plaid, and houndstooth patterns are classic BBQ prints. Use the pattern filters on the bottom left navigation bar to choose your desired prints! 

— Jeans are as much a BBQ staple as potato salad. Grab a pair of jeans or jeggings that you can move around in because you may end up playing with the kids or having to clean up after the party’s over. GAP 1969 jeans and J Brand jeans have simple, all-American feels.  


See? Picking out Labor Day outfits isn’t hard work! If you’re hosting the BBQ, you can add a few of these outfit ideas to your to-do list, and if you’re going out of town, your packing list is basically done. Let us know, what are your Labor Day Weekend plans? Do you have any favorite Labor Day outfits to wear?