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It’s A Date: 3 Simple Match-Back Summer Recipes and Outfits

We’re all about making some super sweet memories this summer, so we’re beyond excited to bring you the tastiest treats and cutest looks to keep your calendar booked and busy!  Spending time with your besties while trying out fresh new summer outfits and digging into some delish homemade recipes is the perfect way to make this season the most memorable yet.  Whether you’re getting ready for a family summer BBQ, pool party, picnic date, or kick-back, we’ve got you covered with on-trend outfits and simple (but tasty) recipes to make you stand out in the best way possible!  Hope you’re hungry!

Dressy Picnic

summer outfits and blueberry pie recipes

A wholesome get-together with great food between family and friends is always good for the soul! Ruffled dresses featuring detailed prints and soft colors are the perfect match for blue skies, green grass and good company. We’re obsessed with romantic details like delicate lace, quaint crochet, strappy backs and dreamy floral prints. A printed sun dress is a simple, one-and-done outfit for a day of relaxing, laughing and making the best memories with those you love the most. 

Blueberry Pie

Everyone loves the sweetie pie who brings dessert to a picnic! Here’s an easy recipe for a delicious, classic homemade blueberry pie. 

4 cups fresh blueberries 

¼ cup water

2 tablespoons flour

½ cup sugar

⅛ teaspoon kosher salt

9 inch graham cracker pie crust

In a small bowl, whisk the water and flour together. Next, add the whisked flour to the saucepan along with 1 cup of blueberries, the sugar and the salt. Begin cooking this mixture on high until bubbles appear, then reduce heat to medium. Stir often and cook until the mixture is thick. 

Gently add the rest of the blueberries into the saucepan and mix until well combined. Pour this mixture into the pie crust and let sit before serving with ice cream or whipped cream.

Coolest At The Kick-Back

summer outfit and guacamole

Whether you’re trying a laid-back look for a casual kickback or a comfy ‘fit for a cool summer bonfire, our active sets are just what you need! Make a chill statement while feelin’ so trendy in active shorts, matching hoodies and soft, breezy loungewear. Our new fleece shorts combine that soft fleece you know and love from our joggers along with the short, summer length you need to give you our comfiest sweat shorts yet. There’s nothing better than kicking it with your besties around the fire or in the sunshine while flaunting some soft, cozy fleece and sharing your fave homemade summer snacks! I mean, what’s a get-together without the guac? 


Guacamole is delicious, simple to make and full of healthy fats! Perfect for any summer day.

2 avocados

1 small onion (chopped)

1 clove garlic (minced)

1 ripe tomato (diced)

1 lime (juiced)

Salt and pepper to taste

Peel avocados and mash them in a medium bowl. Stir in chopped onion, minced garlic, diced tomato, lime juice, salt and pepper. Chill for at least an hour before serving, then enjoy with tortilla chips, tacos or veggies. 

Backyard BBQ Babe

summer outfit and iced tea recipe

Hold up, hunnie! We’ve got more. You know we couldn’t forget the BBQ ‘fit! This summer, we’re totally loving the scarf top trend that’s been taking over our feed, so you know we have ‘em in every color! Show off at your next backyard hang out with a bold, printed top, cute jean shorts and stylish matching sunnies to seal your spot as ‘baddest’ at the BBQ! The perfect ‘fit has you feelin’ like the sugar honey iced tea while you’re soaking up the sun and snapping some sweet Instagram pics! 

Lemon Iced Tea

If you’re chilling outside, you need a refreshing beverage in hand. Some sweet iced tea is always a good choice! (And it’s obviously a great prop.)

4 cups water

1 cup sugar

¼ teaspoon baking soda

10 tea bags black tea

The juice of 6 lemons

4 sliced lemons 

Bring 4 cups of water to a boil. In a heat-proof pitcher, combine the boiling water, baking soda & sugar and mix well until sugar dissolves. Add the tea bags and steep for 15 minutes.

Remove the tea bags. Add the lemon juice and add a cup of cold water. Refrigerate until chilled. Garnish with lemon slices. 

These trending ‘fits and yummy recipes have us so excited for summer and all the fun new memories you’re bound to make. You’re gonna love these looks almost as much as your besties are gonna love your homemade treats! 

Be sure to share your summer outfits and recipes on Instagram using #YOUinrue and don’t forget to tag @rue21!

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