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"The buttoned-down look doesn’t suit the outdoors,” Barguiarena says. “People have more fun when the space is relaxed."

Resist overdecorating, and be spare with permanent accessories, she says. "Better to bring your indoor things outside to suit the occasion. It gives you more flexibility, and you’ll save money.”

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