Happy Birthday America!
If you’re like me, then you’re probably on vacation.
So I pieced together a short Fourth of July fashion post. A couple of quick tips to up your game today at the backyard barbecue or your neighborhood parade. Step your look up one notch past that old t-shirt and shorts and still stay cool and casual:
1. A patriotic cardigan: Throw a bright blue (in a nontraditional shade) or cherry red topper over your casual look and automatically you’ve created a more sophisticated outfit. I just got a precious Kate Spade ocean blue number last week at 60% off! Woohoo – holiday deals! I loved it because of the unique shade but unfortunately it is sold out. However, Nordstrom’s has the cardigan on sale in this cherry red. How fun and modern does it look with these wonderful geometric navy and white pants – perfect for your parade route:
2. A fun necklace: If you’re not afraid of going bold, just select an inexpensive costume piece in bright red or blue to give your 4th of July ensemble that patriotic pop.
Start some place like Charming Charlie’s or your neighborhood equivalent. All of their pieces are $20 or less. These are my top picks for casual, reasonable, quirky, and bold:
These “bubbly beads” in both midnight blue and cherry red are a bright pop (and on sale for $9.99)!
These chokers labeled “regal beads” and “tonal beads” pair well with round or V necklines.
These two “icicle strand” and “dock party” long necklaces are a nice toe in the water for those of you looking for a more subtle splash of color.
3. A sundress: Oh, I love Athleta sundresses. They are so functional and lightweight for Texas heat. Athleta specializes in work out wear, so they know how to make these things work. My Athleta sundress is red with a built in bra, but this one would be adorable for the Fourth in blue and white stripes (pair it with a red wedge sandal and clutch and you are in full blown 4th costume).
Wishing you a fun, and fashionable, Fourth of July!