Outdoor movie season, how we love thee. Screen on the Green, Comcast Film Festival, NoMa Summer Screen . . . No one has officially run the numbers, but we bet the bevy of starlit movie festivals in Washington this summer probably makes it possible to catch a free film every night of the week. Haven’t been yet? Check out our handy Films Al Fresco guide, pack a picnic dinner, then put all the money you saved toward a new outfit for the occasion.
Hot and sticky August evenings call for loose-fitting blouses in airy fabrics and shorts that make long stretches sitting on the grass more comfortable. Try swapping standard denim cutoffs for a pair of sweet scalloped hems, and add chunky wedges or espadrilles for height that won’t hurt to walk in.