Pops of Patriotism

Celebrate The Fourth in Style

Set off major fireworks this summer with an Independence Day ensemble to turn heads. Our flag is wonderful, but just because you’re proud of it doesn’t mean you should wear it. You don’t necessarily have to be decked out like Wonder Woman or wear the warm weather equivalent to an ugly Christmas sweater to show off your patriotism.

SWEET AS APPLE PIE

If you’re looking to embrace your softer side, Draper James Garden Party Floral Skirt will effortlessly do the trick. With a classic ode to 1950’s American Suburbia, the light blue gingham print is brought gorgeously to the present with the pop of red and deep blue floral splashes and a cheery pink cotton lace detailing trim along the hem. Pair this with Draper James Cherry Orchard Button Down, which will add an equally blithesome air to your look.

If you’re heading out and want a knockout bag: Marc Jacobs Shutter Small Leather Crossbody (in red, of course). The detachable and fully adjustable crossbody strap perfectly complements any look, while the adorable flower-like tassel on the exterior zipper gives your accessory a super-sweet accessory all its own.

 

LADY IN RED

Perhaps you’re looking to make a bolder statement for The Fourth of July this summer. Enter GAP’s Red Sleeveless Culotte Jumpsuit. It’s perfect for summer with its flowing and billowy wide leg openings that are cut mid-shin. The sleeveless, v-neck top half is cinched with a sashed belt.

To embrace the red, white, and blue motif, pair with the Sam Edelman Tai Ankle Wrap Slide Sandal.
And to seal the patriotic deal, pick up the Agate Pendant Necklace from Anthropologie in Slate, which features a magically hypnotic azure agate that is sure to be a major conversation starter.

 

READY TO RELAX

First things first, a pair of Levi’s 501 Cutoff Shorts, which come in a wide variety of washes to suit every taste. You’ll be an All-American dream in these iconic shorts, which go with pretty much any comfy top you can think of. Our top choice is the Madewell Embroidered Vacation Tank, which touts a bright message in red letters on a white cotton tank that expresses it all: VACATION. Need we say more?

All that’s missing to perfect this look is a great pair of red kicks. For the whole relaxed patriot image to be complete, pick up a pair of Adidas Neo Courtset in Red, which feature the brand’s signature three stripes along the sides. You’ll be set to shine even brighter than the sparklers you’re sure to set off after dark.