How To Put Together Your Perfect 4th of July Outfit

June 22, 2020

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4th of July outfits can be a lot like that peach taffeta bridesmaid dress that used to hang in your closet. You know the one. You wore it once and couldn’t get rid of it until your girlfriend got divorced?

Well, not this year, Sunshine.

We’re going to put together a 4th of July outfit that’s so perfect you’ll actually want to wear again and again.

Just a heads-up, while there are some stripes and a few stars sprinkled in, there is not one flag bikini to be found.

If you’re cool with that, let’s get to the fun stuff.

Step #1 – Pick Your Dress

Red Maxi-Dress Perfect For 4th of July
ASOS Red Maxi-Dress $78. Tap The Picture For All The Details.

4th of July is one of those holidays where we need a garment that’s versatile enough to go from the afternoon BBQ to sitting on the ground for evening fireworks.

For that reason, maxi-dresses are the perfect solution. We’ll leave the accidental flashing and wardrobe malfunctions to others.

Just a heads-up on the Free People Toile one below – the straps are bonkers! However, in typical FP style, the armholes gape like mad, so it’ll be best as a swimsuit cover-up or over a cute cami.

If you’re not a fan of the maxi movement – a flirty white linen dress or striped t-shirt dress are also charming choices.

Step #2 – Pick Your Shoes

Michael Kors Platform Espadrilles
Michael Kors Espadrilles $113. Available In Other Colors. Tap The Picture To See The Whole Selection.

You know what’s coming… Yep! Espadrilles. The quintessential summer shoe. They’ll take you from sturdy backyard decks to tromping through uneven grass looking for the prime picnic blanket spot – all without the wobbling/tripping hazard.

Yes, Please! Count Me In.

Step #3 – Pick Your Handbag

Perfect Purse For Your July 4th Outfit
Dreamcatcher Crochet Bag $49. Also Available In Black. Tap The Picture For All The Info

Crocheted handbags are everywhere this summer. Until now though, it’s been a struggle to come up with a great excuse to buy one. Independence Day to the rescue! There is a selection of sizes, so make sure to pick one that is a smidge bigger than you think you’re going to need.

Plus, these are all hands-free so you’ll be able to carry your cocktail and hotdog without worry.

Step #4 – Pick Your Sunglasses

Valentino Geometric Sunglasses New For 2020
Valentino Geometric Sunglasses – $430 Also Available in Lt Gold/Green

We chatted extensively about new shades and which shape will look great on your face a couple of weeks ago. In case you missed it, here is the link to the article.

Step #5 – Pick Your Jewels

Red Tassel Earrings Perfect for 4th of July
Red Tassel Earrings From Accessory Concierge.

Red earrings are a lovely pop of color and a classy nod to tradition.

Accessory Concierge has a ginormous selection of styles and shapes. Here’s the link so you can check them out.

4th of July Star Earrings
Star & Pearl Earrings $95. Available At Bloomingdale’s. Tap The Picture For All The Details.

If you picked one of the red maxi-dress selections above and want to avoid red because it’s too matchy-matchy, here are some patriotic metal choices.

Step #6 – Don’t Forget The Sunscreen

Supergoop SPF 50 Sunscreen Spray
Supergoop Sunscreen Spray SPF 50 $15. Tap The Picture For All The Info

We know that sun damage is the root of all evil when it comes to our skin, but it can be such a pain in the butt to use. And let’s not even talk about how it can get so heavy and greasy. Or how you can literally feel it clogging your pores.

Here are a few favorites that are easy to use and feel weightless. Girl! You’re going to thank me later.

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Step #7 – Hats Aren’t Just For The Derby

Straw Summer Hat
Helene Berman Hat $168. Tap The Picture For More Details.

If your goal is to be the chicest girl at the neighborhood block party, then slap on a sassy chapeau.

There are gobs of options, but one hat trend that been making a huge resurgence this season is ribbon tie.

Not only are they sweet and charming, but super-duper practical. No need to worry about it flying off in a breeze.

The Draper James number below is actually reversible – talk about ramping up the versatility! Nicely done.

Pop A Bow On It:

That’s a wrap, Sunshine. The 7 steps to putting together your perfect 4th of July outfit.

  • Choose Your Dress
  • Pick the Perfect Espadrilles
  • Pair With A Hands-Free Handbag
  • Add Some Sparkle With Jewels
  • Don’t Forget The Shades
  • Protect Your Pretty Skin
  • Want To Be Extra Spectacular? Add A Hat

Now, go have a blast putting together your festive 4th of July (and beyond) ensemble.

‘Til Next Week.

Hugs & Happy Shopping

Our Style Addiction - Angela

P.S. Did you miss last week’s article about Chain-Link Jewelry? No worries. We’ve got you covered. Here’s the link to get all caught up.

P.P.S. Be sure to swing by next week when we’re going to chat about Necklace Layering. It’s going to be good!

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