T.J.Maxx And Marshalls Kick Off Memorial Day Weekend In Style
Memorial Day, the unofficial start to summer, is this weekend and that means warmer weather is upon us! According to the 2014 edition of the Farmers' Almanac, summer weather is on its way. "After an exceptionally long, cold winter and a wet start to spring for most regions of the United States, you might be yearning for summer and wondering what's in store," says Sandi Duncan, Farmers' Almanac Managing Editor. "The long-range outlook for the end of May and beginning of June looks promising in many areas with temperatures warming up."
No matter what the weather may be in your neck of the woods, let's celebrate the upcoming holiday by stocking up on everything you need for a fun Memorial Day weekend!
"Everyone is very excited for the warmer weather to kick in," says Laura McDowell, style expert for T.J.Maxx and Marshalls. "Whether you're looking forward to transitioning your wardrobe, traveling or entertaining, now is the time to get all of your warm weather essentials together. Here are tips on how to kick-off the season in style this Memorial Day."
- The Grill Master: Memorial Day commences outdoor entertaining and the time to ignite cookout creativity. Update your grill set with stainless steel, professional-quality cookware such as non-slip grip tongs, a slotted spatula and sliding skewers for kebobs. Whether you're dining al fresco or indoors, patriotic decorative trays and woven placements will bring classic American style to your table. Set up a great seating area furnished with linen-covered embroidered pillows, an all-weather ottoman, and even a rope hammock for guests outdoors to relax and ease into a summer mindset.
- Weekend Warrior: Summer is the season for vacations and staycations, so make sure you have durable, but of course fashionable, luggage for longer trips as well as designer leather or canvas weekender totes for quick getaways. Heading away for an adventurous trip outdoors this holiday weekend? From compact kayaks, lightweight tents, and insulated sleeping bags to mini grills and gourmet foods, T.J.Maxx and Marshalls have the quality merchandise you need, whether you're off to a campsite or pitching a tent in the backyard.
- Beach Babe: If you love the sun and the sand, invest in easy-to-transition beach to bar fashion. Freshen up your closet with designer one-piece swimsuits, swim shirts, breezy cover-ups, and bold accessories. Nautical is a huge trend this season, so slip on a white pleated maxi skirt over a bright red bathing suit and add a statement necklace with wedges and you're ready for the evening. Bring along a stylish designer carryall to function as both your beach tote and evening bag.
- Outdoor Entertainer: Whether you're throwing a casual backyard BBQ or a fancy rooftop soiree, any get-together is an opportunity to show off your hosting skills and entertaining finds. Choose a color palette and decorate your space using pops of color through European ceramic serveware pieces, a candlelit display with baroque decorative lanterns, and bold crystal barware. Add a personalized touch with on-trend chalkboard mason jars to serve as a cocktail glass and place setting.