Thursday, June 30, 2016

What to Wear: the 4th of July

The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. Growing up, my family always spent the 4th together. My parents' anniversary is the 3rd, which adds an extra significance to the time of year. My grandma's birthday was the 2nd, and she actually founded a 4th of July parade in Cannon Beach. I have such fond memories of this time of year, and I love to go all-out.

Photos via: Hello Fashion, The Fashion Hour, A Touch of Teal, Style Tab, The Honeybee, and Caroline Renae

I grew up in a family that had 4th of July-themed clothing. I was never one of those people who questioned why you'd buy something just for one day of the year; I wore my American flag Converse all year and my fireworks dress well into the fall. Invest in a signature 4th of July piece to wear year after year.

Photos via: For All Things Lovely, Dawn P. Darnell, Pink Peonies, Broke & Fabulous, and Oh What A Sight To See.

I love seeing denim on the 4th of July. It's such a classic look: distressed denim with a white tee is the perfect simple Independence Day look. However, it's often too hot to wear denim in July. Chambray is a lighter material with the same look of denim that makes an excellent alternative.

Photos via: Negin Mirsalehi, Jessakae, Prosecco & Plaid, Mermaid Waves, Kuiya's Kloset, Harper & Harper, and The Chriselle Factor.

This is my 4th of July staple. I've worn red lipstick the last two Independence Days, and I plan on wearing it again this year. It's a simple, easy way to wear red, especially if you prefer to wear neutral colors.

Photos via: Champagne & City Lights, My Showroom, Merrick's Art, How Do You Wear That, The Scalloped Edge, and Rhyme & Reason.

Given that stripes are a part of the American flag, this is an obvious choice to wear on the 4th of July. Plus, stripes are a wardrobe staple that you can wear throughout the year.


  1. I love this most and the mix of collages. It's really well out together and thank you for including me in there.X

  2. Nice and Perfect looking outfit..