The 4th of July has always been one of my most favorite and least favorite holidays. Most favorite: spending time with friends and family, fireworks, cookouts, pool parties, general ‘Merica awesomeness. Least favorite: for me, it marks the halfway point of summer. From this point on I seem to do a mental countdown of how much time I’ve got left until school starts again. For this post, though, let’s focus on those most favorite parts of this holiday. It can be difficult to figure out what to wear to gatherings with family and friends. There is a fine line between looking patriotic and proud, celebrating the birth of this great nation, and drawing so much inspiration from the Star Spangled Banner that you look like Captain America himself (not that there is anything wrong with that, boys).
To help avoid that, I’ve put together five different outfits that are fun, casual, and ready for a red-white-and-blue party. I’ve linked all the pieces I could find, as well, in each of the descriptions. Enjoy!
Tank Top: Marshalls * Skirt: American Eagle Outfitters * Sandals: American Eagle Outfitters
Necklace: Forever21 * Bracelet: Gift from my aunt about ten years ago. I’m wearing it throughout the entire post. Lipstick: MAC Russian Red. Also wearing this throughout the entire post.
This outfit is a little more casual than the rest. This is probably best for hanging out at home with the family or wearing over a bikini at the pool (if that’s the case, switch the shoes for flip flops. Nothing is worse than trying to cram wet feet into tennis shoes).
Dress: H&M * Necklace: New York & Company * Shoes: G.H. Bass & Co
Shirt: H&M * Shorts: Factory J. Crew * Shoes: Jack Rogers (purchased on Rue La La). These are similar (mine are lavender with platinum whipstitch).
Star Spangled Man with a Plan, eh Cap? These look like polka dots, but they are actually really tiny stars printed on the shirt. Perfect for the 4th!
Navy Peplum Top: Factory J. Crew * Shorts: Gap * Necklace Ebay * Flats: Tory Burch
Let me know which one was your favorite, and have a safe and fun 4th of July!