Barbecue in Style: Fashion Advice from Belle Cose


When it comes to backyard barbecues, we all know what to cook. But soirees and style? For that, we’re turning to the professionals at Belle Cose to show us everything we need for a stylish summer. Find these picks at their west bank store in the Aspens.1 Bella Dahl strapless fray jumpsuit ($170): For an edgy, but effortless look, this jumpsuit has a frayed hemline with an off-shoulder fit, a waist tie and flared pant legs. It’s the perfect thing to throw on when you want to dress up, Jackson style.

2 August Morgan Thirsty Camel cocktail napkins (set of 4 – $38): Who doesn’t enjoy a little humor with their beverage of choice? Elevate your guest’s experience with elegant linen and classic hemstitching, with a twist. We all know how important it is to hydrate in the heat of summer.

3 Johnny Was Zelda Peasant Dress ($248): Cut like the breezy dresses from Latin America, this tunic is the perfect weekend piece. With an ornate, floral inspired embroidery across the yoke and sleeves, as well as a subtle stitching running down the front, this slip-on dress is a snap to style. It’s also an ideal choice when you want to wear a dress, but not look too fancy.

4 Joie Ghada Peasant Blouse ($228): Rickrack trim adds vintage charm to the billowed statement sleeves updating a boxy peasant top of crisp cotton poplin gathered to a smocked neckline.

5 Fallon & Royce Gemma Straw Bag ($118): Woven from natural straw, the Gemma folds flat making storage and packing more simple. The crochet, multi-colored straps, inspired by woven friendship bracelets, add a unique touch to each tote. Use this for toting all your summer rosé.

6 7 For All Mankind Cut Off Shorts ($159): Nothing screams summer more than a pair of cutoff blue jeans. These are stylish, with a flattering rise and expertly frayed hemline.

7 Savor Cookbook ($29.95): Just in case you don’t have all the food covered, turn to Savor, a stunning cookbook that celebrates rustic good food made from natural ingredients.

8 Fallon & Royce Reese Straw Clutch ($83): This straw foldover clutch with a friendship bracelet inspired crochet stripefas surrounded by mini pom pom fringe, is an easy day clutch for your summer or holiday vacation.

9 Tom Ford Tracy Sunglasses ($415): You’re never fully dressed without a nice pair of shades. And these retro-inspired Italian sunglasses complete any look.


About Author

Also originally from the South, Cara Rank discovered cooking was a creative outlet that helped her relax after long days writing magazine and newspaper articles during the past eight years in Jackson. Really, she just missed Southern food. A lot. During a 12-year career as a journalist, Cara has won numerous awards for her work and has written about everything from rodeo queens to Dolly Parton tomatoes. She spends her weekends making jars of pickles and jam and amazing dinners for friends. She loves shishito peppers, Chicago-style hot dogs and elderflower-spiked cocktails.

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