Hey guys. Guess what? America’s birthday is this Monday. If you’re like me, you’ve probably been so busy dreaming about how many hot dogs and popsicles you’ll be eating that you’ve forgotten that you’ll need to put on something in the shades of red, white and good ol’ blue. No one wants to be the butt of all the sarcastic unpatriotic jokes at the BBQ, so allow me to elaborate on some 4th of July outfit inspiration for you.
I know throwing on a t-shirt with the American flag plastered across the front is not everyone’s jam, so I’ve come up with three different looks to show your American pride with items you probably already have in your closet. I’ve obviously added in an American flag item into each of these looks, but they’re perfectly patriotic without that addition, too.
My first look is a little bit on the dressier side, in case any of you are lucky enough to be going to a yacht party for the Fourth. (If you need a plus one, hit a sister up.) This look is textbook colorblocking. I opted to throw up my hair in a high bun for added glamour and top it off with an American flag headband for an extra bit of ‘Merica. The headband is actually the kimono shown in the third outfit, so if you have a festive scarf, consider wearing it on your head instead of around your neck to mix it up!
For my second look, I decided to go the dressed up denim route. This look is perfect for a BBQ with your significant other’s family or if you’d like to look polished without sacrificing comfort. The keys to upping the ante on this look? Dangly earrings, a statement clutch and a cute hair ‘do. The ‘20s-inspired hair is extremely easy to pull off, even if your hair is on the shorter side! Here’s a great tutorial on how to achieve it.
My final look is both casual and super patriotic. This look is perfect if you’re attending a party with friends or hanging out on the beach. (Pro tip: the kimono is a great beach cover up.) Even if you don’t have an American flag kimono, (you know you want one now) this look also works if don’t want to put too much thought into the red, white and blue thing. Adding in festive accessories, like red sunglasses and glittery kicks, to a relatively neutral outfit will give off just enough patriotic vibes that people won’t question your citizenship.
What do you think of my 4th of July outfit ideas? Do you have any tips for how you like to wear red, white and blue?
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