Happy Fourth of July!! It’s hard to believe the Holiday is almost upon us. I truly love everything about the Fourth of July- the sweet smell of barbeque, campfires, apple pie and suntan lotion… kids are always excited, the adults are chill AND FIREWORKS! Everyone loves a good firework show; and, accompanied by America the Beautiful – it’s a wonderful day of pride for our country and unity for its citizens.
Soo, what to wear for such an occasion?? Well, I have a few ideas – and they all go well with cookouts, beaches and bonfires! The Traditional Approach Firstly, I want to call attention to the colors of the day – red, white and blue. It can certainly be
overdone, this fashionable nod to Independence Day, so I try to keep the tribute subtle – a white t-shirt on the top, denim on the bottom – accented with a red hat, sandal or hair tie. Perhaps a star patterned blouse or something in gingham – YES! I also love a wide brimmed hat to minimize the sun exposure AND give off a cool, vintage vibe ;-). If you have a straw handbag, this is the Holiday to break it out.
Keep it Cool
It doesn’t get much cooler than a dress when the temperature goes up. If this July 4 is anything like the past Memorial Day, we are going to need to dress accordingly. Maxis, midis and minis are all acceptably airy – jb and me has lots of amazing dresses in all price ranges. Again, I am going to suggest a sun hat, because I love them. Depending on your plans, you could pair a flat sandal or a wedge heel with your dress. (I have learned the hard way to avoid pointy heels in
any situation that may require me to stand on grass).
As American as apple pie, denim is always patriotic. I would choose a pair of dark, clean, crop skinnies – or a wonderfully worked in pair of faded blue, frayed and ripped (or loved, as I refer to them) boyfriend jeans. Pair with a white tee and a red bandana worn headband style! Think Bruce Springsteen circa 1980s!
Braids, Braids, Braids
What about the hair? Always the second question after the outfit is finalized. I suggest braids. Hit up YouTube for some tutorials if you feel you need instruction or inspiration. I have been adding small braids to the front of my hair and tying them to my pony tail or messy bun. I even attempted a fish tail braid in my daughter’s hair that turned out quite well. The slightly boho vibe pays tribute to 1970s America, perhaps the most significant style period in our history for
Have a Wonderful, Safe Holiday!!!