Sizzling Style Guide for the Perfect BBQ Fashion

Picture this: the sun-kissed atmosphere, the tantalising aroma of barbecued delights, and the sound of laughter filling the air as you soak up the warm rays. It's the season of backyard and beach BBQs, a time when good vibes and great outfits collide. Planning your attire isn't just a necessity; it's an art form. Join us as we dive into the world of BBQ fashion, exploring Academy Brand's effortlessly stylish outlook.

What Should You Wear to a BBQ?

There are a few things you should consider when it comes to choosing an outfit for a barbecue: location, weather, and comfort. You'll want to be practical since you may be standing around for a while. You also might be doing some cooking, so you'll want to wear something that you don't mind getting a little dirty without compromising your style - darker colours are great for hiding the splashes!

Consider the location. If it’s at the beach, wear something airy that won’t get sand or grass stuck to it. If it’s a backyard BBQ, you may have lots of shade or none at all, so go for something with light, long sleeves to keep you covered either way.

Bring an extra layer. The weather can change quickly, so it's always a good idea to have an extra layer on hand. A light jacket or sweater is perfect for when it gets colder in the evening.

Choose comfortable shoes. You'll be doing a lot of standing and walking, so make sure your shoes are comfortable. For women, avoid heels, and opt for flats or sandals instead.

Ladies’ BBQ Outfit Style Guide


Consider the laid-back elegance of a breezy white tank top that can be paired with chic pants perfect for a barbeque event. Elevate the ensemble with a comfy knitted pullover, like our Malibu Crew in Milk, to keep you warm as the evening sun fades. This outfit effortlessly captures the laidback summer vibe that every Aussie loves about BBQ season.

Wear the look:

Everyday Pant In Sage 
Hi-Line Rib Tank In White 





For a touch of colour, match your rib tank top with a linen shirt and shorts set, striking the perfect balance between casual and chic. The result - a head-turning outfit that mirrors the easygoing sophistication synonymous with our brand. If you’re looking for more easy-going barbecue outfits for ladies, check out the famous linen collection.

Wear the look:
Riviera Linen Short Peach 
Hampton Linen Shirt Peach
Essential Rib Tank White 




    Looking to make a statement? The Essential Linen Slip Dress In Warm Sand should be your go-to choice. Embrace the timeless charm that is both classy and comfortable—a must-have for any fashion-forward lady seeking the ideal BBQ look.


    Men’s BBQ Outfit Style Guide

    Make an impression at your next BBQ-style gathering without all the fuss. Pairing classically cut shorts with a t-shirt and open button shirt is the perfect blend of casual coolness with a touch of sophistication. Take the Jensen 5-Pocket Short in Dove Grey and pair with the Hampton Linen Shirt in Peach Beige and Jimmy Tee in White, blending casual coolness with a touch of sophistication—perfect for the man who values style and comfort in equal measure.


    For those who appreciate versatility, the short-sleeved button-down shirt with neutral linen pants combination is a winning formula for a casual BBQ outfit for men. Effortlessly transition from daytime grilling to evening festivities with a print shirt that adds a touch of flair and can adapt to every moment.

    Wear the look:
    La Jolla Linen Shirt 
    Riviera Linen Pant White 






      Dive into the timeless aesthetic of linen shirts paired with stripey light-coloured shorts for a look that emanates confidence and style. These pieces effortlessly blend fashion and function and are ideal wardrobe staples for summer and beyond. 

      Wear the look:
      Mick Linen Shirt Navy 
      Stripe Riviera Linen Short Navy





        In the world of Academy Brand, BBQ outfits are not just clothes; they are expressions of individuality, comfort, and style. Explore the possibilities, mix and match these curated pieces, and craft the perfect ensemble that reflects your unique personality at every barbecue this summer.