How to Dress to Impress on the Fourth

Or, how to dress for the Fourth without looking like Uncle Sam.

Tomorrow is the Fourth of July, a day many fashion bloggers seem to love.  From photos to guides, girls have been showing off their style with this holiday in mind.  However, most of the photos and guides feature bright red shorts, American flag purses, and electric blue blazers.  And while the outfits are cute, most girls don’t own these items.

So, my goal is to show you good fashion with pieces of clothing you may have in your closet. Also, to make sure that you don’t look like America threw up all over you.

If you own something with the Flag on it…

The Fourth Outside

Let the shorts/shirt/etc. be the main point of the outfit.  The tank top is cute and does not grab attention.  Wear modest jewelry, preferably a ring with turquoise in it.  If you don’t have a turquoise ring, invest in one! I bought mine a year ago and wear it every day.  My favorite part about this outfit would be the Madewell shoes.  If you don’t own these shoes, I would suggest a brown sandal.  Keep the outfit light and summery!

If you are going to a barbeque/any social event during the day…

The Fourth Minus the Flag

A lot of us don’t have American print anything.  So, another option is pairing a red, white, or blue shirt with black shorts.  I would tuck the shirt into the shorts and maybe add a belt.  I’m all about subtlty, and black is a color that many wouldn’t add to their outfits for this day. To be a bit more patriotic, add a bangle or two with one of the three colors and you’re good to go!

If you are going to the beach or a pool party…

The 4th at the Beach

This one is pretty obvious – wear a “patriotic” swimsuit with a white cover-up.  If you only have a black swimsuit, wear blue or red nail polish – it’ll pop!

If you are going out to watch the fireworks…

Fancy 4th

Wear a jean shirt or dress. Not only is this blue, but many associate jean shirts with “hard working people”.  Well, at least I do. Anyways, if you only have a jean shirt, pair it with black pants so you won’t look like you "blued" yourself.  Pair either the dress or pants with red flats or nude heels.    This outfit is more about looking classy than looking like the American flag.

These are only a few ideas.  And I am definitely not telling you not to dress crazy – some people take this holiday less seriously than others!

What are your plans for tomorrow?  Already have your outfit picked out? 


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  2. Thank you for visiting my blog...Great combinations :)

  3. I love the dip-dyed silk shirt by topshop. Really nice and I bet it would be great for work too.