Planning a Memorial Day cookout with family and friends? If you have the day off of work to hang out, cook out and relax in the sun, you likely want to wear something cute and comfortable while you do it — and for many cowgirls, that means your favorite Western boots. Here are just a few chic ways to rock your boots at a Memorial Day cookout.

With a Sundress 
There are few outfits more all-American or more adorable than a breezy sundress and your go-to cowboy boots. Choose a sundress with a shorter hemline that will keep you cool all day long, and then pair it with either a tall pair of traditional cowboy boots or a shorter pair of modern ankle booties. Whichever style you choose, they’re sure to look great with a lightweight denim jacket on top.

With Cutoff Shorts 
For more casual occasions, keep things even more laid-back by pairing your boots with some cutoff denim shorts. Make your own by buying some high-waisted shorts from a local thrift store, or purchase a stylish pair brand new for a more modern look. Add a T-shirt or tank top on top, and even throw your hair up in a ponytail before dashing out the door for all of the day’s fun festivities. 

With a Simple Skirt 
For the low-key girl who wants to look cute, but still feel comfortable, a denim skirt is the way to go on Memorial Day. Wear a retro-style flared denim skirt or a slim-fitting style with your favorite cowboy boots in any height. Add a boho-style blouse on top to keep things feminine, and even pair it with your favorite bangle bracelets and dangling earrings to dress up the look.