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Your Guide to Thrifted Summer BBQ Attire

Backyard barbeque season is finally here! Make your summer BBQs more sustainable with our guide to thrifted outfits. Kicking off with the Fourth of July, there’s no better way to celebrate summer than hanging out with friends and family with some deliciously grilled food. Whether you’re gearing up for a relaxing day outdoors or are looking to dress to impress for a fireworks show, the Hearts Thrift Stores have you covered when it comes to amazing statement pieces for your outfit.

In fact, shopping second-hand at the Hearts Thrift Stores for your Independence Day outfit is an amazing way to support people in our community. Did you know that every purchase you make at the Hearts Thrift Stores supports funding for Hearts for the Homeless® current and future outreach programs? That’s a pretty amazing impact in support for our neighbors and their families!

As you get ready for a day of fun outdoors, don’t forget to stop by your favorite Hearts Thrift Store for the perfect outfit. Keep reading below for more outfit inspiration.


1. Oversized Shirt

The ‘big’ shirt is trending this summer, and for a good reason! It’s great for layering, you can easily carry it around during the day and add it to your outfit as the sun goes down. They’re also lightweight which is great for warmer weather and provides protection from the sun. As you’re shopping for your own version, try to find shirts made from cotton or linen, as those will be better quality and last for years to come.





2. Fruity Fun

Y2K is certainly in style this summer, and your favorite fruit patterns from middle school – cherries, strawberries, and more, are all the rage again. This outfit is simple, pairing a bright red shirt with a pair of straight leg jeans and a statement bag. But the bag pattern goes a long way in tying the outfit together and giving her the final color piece of her festive outfit.




3. Gingham Picnic

Whether you’re heading to a barbeque this Independence Day, or to a picnic in the park, a light gingham patterned dress is always a great option. This navy and white style can be paired with white and red accessories to be on theme with the holiday, but the dress is versatile enough to be worn all season long.





You never know what new favorite pieces you might come across at the Hearts Thrift Stores! Visit the Hearts Thrift Stores webpage to view locations and hours.