It’s that time of year again! It’s time for family BBQ’s, picnics, fireworks, and fun. Independence Day is a holiday we seem to celebrate outside, despite the heat. Here are some outfit ideas that I think will help you beat the heat and keep you fashionable, so you don’t have to celebrate in norts and a frat tank!
Here are some of my simple tips right off the bat:
Shirts of different shapes and prints can help you stand out in a mass of red, white, and blue solids that you’re sure to see on July 4th.
Wedges or flats are ideal if you’re going to be partying outside. Tan and nude are safe bets to not clash with your bright outfit.
Adding chunky jewelry to a solid top will enhance your look.
Subtle hints of turquoise or cream can help break up all the red, white, and blue.
Now moving onto the bigger picture . . . Go for a light-weight dress that you can either dress-up or dress-down, depending on your plans. Wearing a dress with a fresh cut will help you avoid looking too simple no matter what. Also, utilize prints and color-blocking to help you stand out from the crowd!
The skirt of this dress is cut shorter in the front than the back, which is very popular right now. The color-blocking on this dress adds a lot to your look, too.
A fun print can make a simple dress go a long way. And while you’re surrounded by Ole Glory and a sea of red, white, and blue solids, your print will make you unique.
These little details will help you stand out in a dress, especially if you think it’s too hot for jewelry. Also, these dresses can easily be adapted to whatever setting your celebratory plans are. To create a dressier look, pair your dress with nice heels (patent nude goes fabulous with navy!) and incorporate eye-catching jewelry.
Shorts are another great option for the Fourth (and the heat). Like a dress, the right accessories can change the whole feeling of your shorts outfit.
A printed short with a solid top is fun way to shake up the look. You can take that idea even farther if the shirt is simple and the shorts have a fun detail, like the ruffle on the pockets seen here.
And my final peace of advice: a lace top is a fantastic way to wear white on this patriotic day, especially when paired with bright skinnies or straight skirt.
I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday filled with family, friends, and fireworks!
-The Sassy Prep