Although I think it’s a fabulous color combo, I don’t often wear red, white and blue together. I’m not sure why considering I have tons of blue and white in my closet, along with a couple of fun pops of red. While this is not one of my go-to color palettes, I ALWAYS look forward to putting together a red white and blue outfit for the 4th of July.
Since starting my Thoughtful Shopping Series, I have been trying to make do more and more with what is already in my closet as opposed to shopping a ton. I had a super fun dress-up session to try to figure out my Independence Day outfit and was pleasantly surprised that I was able to create so many looks. Some of these I’ve worn before and some are brand new looks which should come in handy in the future when I’m stumped as to what to wear.
Outfits for July 4th – Look #1 – Bright blue maxi, white lace top, red bracelet
This is the first time I’ve put this outfit together and I’m totally in love! You may remember this vibrant blue, silky maxi skirt with a mid-thigh slit from this write-up. I used to get a ton of wear out of it but realized I didn’t wear it at all last year! I think summer 2016 is going to be the season of “maxis with slits” because this style allows me to show a flash of my (shy) legs but I still have mostly “full coverage” on my lower extremities. I paired the skirt with my Long Tall Sally cream lace top, a red bracelet and mixed metal necklace (both from Noonday Collection) and black sandals.
Outfits for July 4th – Look #2 – White jeans, blue/white striped top, red shoes
When putting together my 4th of July outfits, I lean toward more subtle combos. I typically don’t walk around in an American flag print bikini or t-shirt (but more power to you if that’s your thing)! I love the subtle and subdued combo of the blue/white striped top paired with the white jeans and then BAM…pop of red at the end of the outfit with the shoes. The white/blue striped sleeveless tunic is from Amalli Talli and I’ve styled it a bunch of other ways here. The white jeans I scored during my visit to Dutch tall shop Pretty Tall and the red shoes are Cole Haan.
Outfits for July 4th – Look #3 – Blue/white polka dot dress and red bracelet
Last year, I wore my beloved J.Crew blue/white linen polka dot dress and red Noonday bracelet while exploring Italy. Even though we didn’t do anything that was “quintessentially 4th of July” last year and probably won’t this year either, I still enjoy getting into the spirit of things with my outfit despite being an ocean away from home!
Outfits for July 4th – Look #4 – Blue dotted silk blouse, white skirt,
plum red shoes
If I ever get invited to a dressy Independence Day event, I’ll be all set in my MARGE Clothing dotted silk ANNI top and cream NAJA skirt, also from MARGE (c/o). I’m applying a liberal definition of red with my shoes. I know they’re technically plum colored but I’m going to take some creative license and call them red for this outfit! I will DEFINITELY wear this outfit frequently whether it’s a holiday or not. The blouse and skirt go perfectly together and I love the way the skirt flows and moves when I walk. I also adore the fact that this skirt has pockets!
Outfits for July 4th – Look #5 – Jeans, blue/white polka dot top, red shoes and red bracelet
I actually wore this outfit to work on Thursday. Usually I wear this blue/white polka dot top (which was handmade by fellow tallista Capiche by Victoria) tucked or with a belt, but there are some days when I just want to let my looser fitting tops flow unconstricted. My Tallwater slim bootcut jeans are on heavy rotation especially since the dress code at work is so casual. And there are those red Cole Haan shoes again! I think this is another perfect subtle patriotic look but it also works for any day of the year.
Update! Here’s what I actually wore today for July 4th!
Do you wear your country’s colors on patriotic holidays? How do you celebrate July 4th? Do you like the color combo red, white and blue in general?