Can you believe June is almost over? I still remember New Year’s Day… it’s so strange! I’m officially done with my summer classes and 2.5 years of college; it amazes me that I only have 1.5-2yrs left to graduate, but I couldn’t be more thrilled, especially since I get to start my actual degree this fall, Journalism and Fashion Merchandising!
We have another holiday coming up soon: 4th of July! I don’t exactly know of anyone who actually “celebrates” the day other than going out to watch fireworks or having a party (good excuse to throw one!) I’ve never watched fireworks outdoors until I moved to the nation’s capital a few years ago, and it’s so much fun! I also definitely find myself wearing one of the patriotic colors, red, white, and blue, but this time around, I want to throw together a complete outfit that commemorates the day but doesn’t look cheesy – meaning, I don’t want to wear a star spangled shirt with red pants – that’s a bit too much!
So if you’re in the mood, like I am, to be stylishly patriotic for Independence Day, but you’re not exactly sure how to put together something suitable while still looking chic-not-cheesy – I’ve got you set! Here are five stylish 4th of July outfit ideas.
If you plan on spending the 4th by the water, this outfit is perfect! Flat strappy sandals are comfy and go with pretty much everything in your closet, so they’re not only appropriate for this day! Try wearing them with a patterned suit, like this striped blue one from River Island or an adorable polka-dot retro piece like the one above from Topshop. Stick to a neutral and simple cover-up, as your bikini already takes charge of your look! Don’t forget a bold pair of shades and a floppy or panama style hat to protect those locks of yours and – most importantly – don’t forget your other beauty sun essentials in a large tote bag like this clear one by Armani Exchange.
For those of you hitting a BBQ or any casual setting, you want ease and comfort while still looking chic. For a pants option, white is not only a patriotic color but also a summer must. Pair a blue and white striped top like this one from Topshop with bold red flats or sandals. To bare your legs, tuck a cute v-neck bodysuit into a high-waist sailor short finished off with navy espadrille wedges – perfect for those of us who love moving around a lot! Keep a cropped open-knit drape handy in-case it gets breezy at night, and don’t forget to accessorize!
By now, I’m sure you know I love dressing up, so I’d most likely go with any of these super chic and feminine numbers! Try a super sexy retro look by pairing a red zip bodycon dress with nude bow pumps – finish off the look with a nude lip and cat eyes for an extra sultry feel! If simple, feminine, and vintage is more your taste, pair a white lace dress like this one from Topshop with a bold red court pump and fun red jewelry – keep your make-up simple and pretty, just like your look! For those in-between looks, look for a blue chiffon dress (belted would be an extra bonus!) that looks simple yet pretty, and finish it off with a bold pair of heels like these Melissa ones by Vivienne Westwood that I will own a pair of someday (I will! Along with the flats… in every color)
Are you planning on sporting red, white and blue,
or do you think it’s too much? What are you going
to wear for the 4th? Any exciting plans for the day?