Star Spangled Style

Perfect Dress for the Fourth

Independence Day is upon us and it’s time to ring in the holiday with your best red, white and blue.  Whether you’re hitting the pool with your friends or braving the heat at a family BBQ, it’s fun to add a bit of festivity to your get-togethers! For inspiration, I’ve posted a few outfit ideas, ranging from all-out American to just a pop of color to show your patriotic pride.

While the color scheme {red, white and blue} is an obvious choice, here are a few key staples that will make you a style standout at any July 4 gathering…

  • White is always right {even head to toe, with a red clutch or strappy sandals to kick it up}
  • Red, white or navy stripes scream, “I’m here for the party!”
  • Same goes for polka dots
  • White slacks or skinny jeans are a great foundation for your July 4 attire
  • A white button down {sleeves rolled up} tucked into short navy shorts and flat gold sandals are a win-win-win
  • Maxi dresses are so hot ~ and comfortably cool ~ this season.  Don a solid red/blue one or a long striped sundress and you’re ready to go
  • Another trend I LOVE for summer…. A full or pleated maxi skirt in a solid color with a fitted white tank is perfect for a summer shindig
  • I’m crazy for one-piece rompers this season, too.  A solid blue or red romper with nude espadrilles is tailor-made for poolside parties

Holiday Style

Anchors and Stripes

All American Fashion

Red and Blue Maxi

stripes + solid

Red White and Blue Style

Kate Moss Stripes

Polka Dot Sheer

Ann Taylor Shorts
{I have these shorts and love them ~ Ann Taylor ~ $58}

If these outfits are a little red, white and blue for your taste, you can always stick with white and add some patriotic accessories for a more understated holiday look.

Red White and Blue Bangles

Cloth Bangles
{How cute are these wide fabric bangles?}

Marbled Cuff

Regardless of your outfit, in our 100+ degree Texas weather, a wide-brimmed hat {and plenty of sunscreen, of course!} will make you look equally CHiC and smart.

Bed Red Hat

Juicy Couture Scarf
{Juicy Couture ~ Glorious Dot Scarf ~ $68)

While I’m always for a bright red pout, my favorite NARS Velvet Matte lip pencil in Pop Life is perfect for the Fourth.

Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Luxembourg

Who doesn’t like some patriotic polish?  Here are three great holiday colors for your fingers and toes.

Sephora Red White and Blue
{Red ~ Date a Prince; White ~ Under the Covers; Blue ~ Shark Attack}
Fourth of July
{Old Glory lines the shop fronts of charming Fredericksburg, Texas}

Have a wonderful Fourth of July!  Let me know if you’re planning one of these all-American styles ~ or have another classic look of your own!

A hearty thanks to our brave soldiers and veterans this Independence Day.  We celebrate you this week for your sacrifices all year.

“Freedom’s natal day is here.

Fire the guns and shout for freedom,

See the flag above unfurled!

Hail the stars and stripes forever,

Dearest flag in all the world.”

~ Florence A. Jones

“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy and the flies die from happiness.  You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.”

~ Erma Bombeck

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