Tragically, holidays are oftentimes an excuse to wear unflattering pieces in obnoxious prints and patterns. For a holiday that celebrates national pride, great food, and a libation or two, it is especially tragic that the Fourth of July tends to be one of the most abused holidays. Not even Chrissy Teigen could get away with wearing a red handkerchief bandeau. So leave the red tutu and star spangled shorts at home and consider these suggestions for getting into the spirit of the holiday a little more fashionably.
1. A fun romper/dress. Obnoxious prints, no; bold prints, yes! The Fourth is all about fun so pick some pieces that reflect that. If you choose red, use a chambray shirt as a light jacket to bring in the blue. If blue is more your color of choice, wear red lipstick or shoes to make the ensemble that much more festive.
2. Lace shorts + festive top. Lace shorts add a bit of glamour and sophistication to the predictable ripped denim. And just because you have texture on the bottom doesn’t mean you can’t have lots of fun on top!
3. Bathing suit + cover-up. If you will be mainly at the beach or pool, this is a totally acceptable attire for a holiday such as the Fourth. Use mixing and matching of colors to bring in that American pizzazz!
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What are your Fourth of July plans and what do you plan on wearing?