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Memorial Day fashion for the water, a BBQ or day spent shopping

With the unpredictable weather that has plagued New York for months, Memorial Day weekend has seemed like a faraway fantasy -- until now.

Inject a little sunshine into your wardrobe during this unofficial start to summer, whether you're heading out of town to the beach or to hang by the pool, hitting up a pal's barbecue or shopping for even more stylish additions to your summer wardrobe.

Day at the beach or pool

The first beach or pool weekend of summer

The first beach or pool weekend of summer just begs for a bold, colorful swimsuit and cover-up. Accent with neutral accessories to keep the look chic — not over-the-top.

Echo Design caftan, $148; at sunglasses, $12.95; at H&M stores/Hayden-Harnett tote bag, $98; at bikini top, $120, and bottom, $95; at Pilgrim Surf Supply, 68 N. Third St., Williamsburg, 718-218-7456

Backyard barbecue

Easy, breezy style is the name of the

Easy, breezy style is the name of the game for an outdoor barbecue. Achieve fashion perfection in a maxi dress, a great pair of wedges and cool accessories.

Rachel Zoe maxi dress, $550; at Bloomingdale's, 1000 Third Ave., 212-705-2000/Olivia + Joy crossbody bag, $68; at Macy's, 151 W. 34th St., 212-695-4400/Bluma Project wooden bangle, $65; at Colors of Benetton espadrille, $89.50; at United Colors of Benetton, 601 Fifth Ave., 212-223-6250

Outdoor shopping trip

Take the shopping outside the stores at a

Take the shopping outside the stores at a flea market or fair, where a low-maintenence look that screams casual cool is apropos.

Madewell romper, $75; at Madewell, 1144 Madison Ave., 212-249- 2409 (store opens May 21)/Kate Spade insulated tumbler (22 oz.), $18; at Kate Spade, 789 Madison Ave., 212-988-0259/Gap denim jacket, $69.95; at Gap stores/Comptoir des Cotonniers x Keds sneakers, $100; at Comptoir des Cotonniers, 155 Spring St., 212-274-0830


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