The no-time off stretch between winter holidays and Memorial Day Weekend can be excruciating. If you haven't had any vacations in between, breathe a sigh of relief that a three-day weekend is (almost) within reach. Whether you already have a trip booked (I'll see y'all in Mexico City) or plan to stay at home doing absolutely nothing (that's fine too), MDW is a time for relaxation and self-care. For those who will be out and about, it's important to get your summer style off on the right foot. One foolproof way to do so is by looking to celebs who 1) Are on the cutting edge of all the trends, yet, 2) still often look to the classics. (Denim never goes out of style.) Here, find the 39 stars inspiring our long weekend looks.
The not-too-hot, not-too-cold weather in May means you can wear a chiffon floral dress with sleeves and not succumb to a heat stroke. Instead of your usual sandals, swap for a pair of transitional ankle booties.
Turn your Memorial Day denim jumpsuit in an office-appropriate outfit the next day by throwing on a blazer and pair of heels. The outfit suddenly goes from casual to polished.
Going for neutrals or nautical stripes? Add an unexpected element via your footwear with bright colored sandals or heels. We love Gabrielle Union's outfit because it can take her from breakfast to dinner and everywhere else in between.
Transitional jackets like denim or leather are obvious choices for May. Take a page from Sophia Bush's book and wear your leather jacket with a striped shirt and cropped jeans instead of your usual t-shirt and skinny jeans combo. Loafers add that polished vibe.
Memorial Day Weekend is all about comfort, so if you plan to live in sweats or track pants all weekend, we completely understand. For cases when you do leave your apartment (to get coffee), cover up with a long beige coat. A simple necklace and pair of white kicks says "I tried."
When the weather's nice and you want to show off your midriff, a crop top is the best option. To avoid baring it all though, opt for high-waisted pants like a cool pair of camo bottoms and an oversized fleece jacket JIC it's still chilly.
After spending two days on your couch with Netflix, you're ready to rejoin the world a.k.a. your SO or friends for a day out. Stay comfortable with jeans and a plain top, but elevate your basics with pumps and a blazer. A floral-embellished bag adds necessary springtime vibes to your ensemble.
Planning to spend your day off outdoors? Remember to cover up with SPF and a cute little sun hat like Reese Witherspoon's. She even went the extra mile to accessorize with a trendy woven bag so her floral shirtdress and white sneakers looked street-style ready.
The type of outfit you see and think "damn, this is effortless." So long as you have a white button-down (a boxy, oversize one works best) and a pair of non-skinny jeans, you can definitely master this look. Remember to cuff your bottoms to show off your ankles and shoes.
A loose-fitting shirtdress that's more caftan than business-casual is one way to feel like you're at the beach instead of in the middle of a concrete jungle.
A slouchy sweater worn off the shoulder with a floral maxi skirt is equal parts chic and pajama-level comfy.
A flowy romper or shirt-dress is peak effortless summer dressing.
Okay, *another* Elle Fanning look for the books: a breezy bandeau and a high-waisted tennis skirt when it's too toasty to imagine wearing sleeves.
A cropped tee and high-waisted jeans plus the classic white sneaker is ideal for a low-key get-up.
A classic navy sheath, comfy sandals, and a red lip are the key to nailing your holiday style: it's comfortable and still pulled together.
If it's a piping-hot day, look to a silky slip dress (worn with sneakers, for extra cool points) and a head scarf—you know, to keep frizz at bay.
White high tops + crochet lace + a bikini = summer beach vibes x 1000.
Play with cool pastels and bright accessories (and let's not forget the red lip) all in one look when you're already over the color white.
A denim romper is the freshest take on all-American denim. Plus, cut-outs can be an ultra-cool detail that helps ventilation. (Double duty just got so real.)
One of the coolest teens around schools us on the art of wearing double-denim without it looking like a straight-up Canadian tuxedo. The key? High-waisted denim and a summery halter paired with chic lace-ups.
An off-the-shoulder top plus a midi skirt is the ideal getup when you're planning to be in close proximity of a boat/incredible yacht.
If you're heading to a fussier Memorial Day party, throw on a dressy shirt-dress and heels that you don't mind getting stuck in the grass.
If you're of the "more is more" mentality, do as Rita Ora does and wear a graphic tee with an equally bright midi skirt.
If you'll be at the beach, keep cool and cover up by throwing a print maxi skirt over your swimsuit.
A printed maxi dress is always a breezy, tried-and-true classic that you can dress up with a trendy pair of shades and a structured tote.
The best way to wear stripes, yes or yes?
A chambray skirt can be as versatile as your favorite pair of jeans, especially when paired with a bohemian crop top.
Take notes from Lively who sticks to a neutral color palette for her print sundress and tennis shoes,. Then, add a pop of color with a tangy orange purse.
Consider toughening up a flirty romper with boyish accessories, like Delevingne's mod cap and high-top sneakers.
Off-the-shoulder tops and dresses like Fanning's chambray number are of-the-moment. Not to mention, they balance perfectly with a cute sun hat.
Hathaway looks totally fresh braving an all-white look, plus she proves a fanny pack can, in fact, be fashionable in a cool texture or print.
PSA: Fancy skirts can be worn in the daytime, according to Kendall Jenner who styles hers with a white eyelet crop top.
For a dash of sophistication, throw a white blazer over a crisp, classic striped button up and run with it.
Plaid prints are a staple year-round. In the summer, look for silhouettes that breathe like Zendaya's wrap top and billowy skirt.
Chung's tailored ivory frock is a reminder that thrifted or vintage-inspired threads are especially charming during the warmer months.
Kloss strikes the right balance between style and function by wearing a body-hugging, knee-length black dress with a leather backpack.
Nyong'o looks especially lovely swirling around in her perfectly-tailored LWD—and you will too, trust.