There are those few days in a year when fashion meets theme – the holidays. While dressing to fit your style and mood everyday has its own perks, somehow dressing for a specific day never ceases to be playful, whimsical, and downright fun. The 4th of July is no different! Best of all, the color scheme of red, white, and blue, are something most people of various skin tones and ages can pull of seamlessly and beautifully, and keep this holiday chic.
This 4th of July there are a few things to consider – how hot is it going to be? If you live in a milder climate, layers will be key (hello west-coasters!). If you live in a more humid and hot climate, light airy clothing, even nice loose options, will help you stay cool and chic. Next, where are you going to be and what are you going to be doing? This holiday is synonymous with picnics, barbeques, concerts, and of course fireworks. In other words, outdoor activities! Fabric choices, beyond texture, will have to be outdoor-friendly; cotton is your friend, and leave the silks and satins for later ladies! And finally, formal vs informal. Most events tend to lean on the informal side, but there’s nothing wrong with dressing it up a little bit, and adding/subtracting from your outfit of choice to fit any scenario.
With that in mind, here’s some inspiration to get you looking chic.
If layers are your thing, this outfit is perfect. From the scarf to the blazer you can mix and match based on your mood. Warm during the day? Take off the blazer. Cooler during the night? Blazer and scarf on. The striped nautical blue tank and red colored pants are right on trend, and this outfit stands out because of the colorful accessories (the necklace is very Lola Ro, no?).
Another casual option is this sleeveless jean top. With a twist on a traditional tank, this top ups the chic factor with a little tie at the waist, making it cute and comfy. Top it off with some red and white accessories and this outfit is simple and fun, perfect for that barbecue or outdoor concert.
Celebrating the 4th with a little bonfire/beach action? This next inspiration will take you from sunbathing on the beach to huddled around a bonfire watching fireworks in the evening. A simple watch and sunglasses make the look easy and universal, and the sandals and bag are beach and water friendly. The crème tank is a great alternative to wearing white, and yes, you can cheat just a little to match your taste!
What if your plans require a little more formality? Nothing is more chic than a well-tailored, structured dress! The blue is accented nicely with the white belt, and helps to define the waist and gives you room to breathe. The sophistication of the look is helped by the accessories; you can never go wrong with pearls, the red drop earrings add interest, and the red wedges give you height without feeling like you’ll fall over.
And there you have it, four simple and inspirational looks to make your holiday chic and fashionable! Play with the looks, have fun, and remember, be CHIC!