FOURTH OF JULY

So this is a pretty patriotic month – World Cup and the Fourth of July – which means there are a lot of red, white & blue moments.  Here are some fun outfits to wear during your World Cup parties and Fourth of July bbq.

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There is pretty much no outfit more American than jeans and a white top.  It’s true, you can’t question this. Add a couple of your own unique touches, like layering gold necklaces and some bright red shoes, and are now “put-together”

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Because fireworks are at night, bring a patriotic scarf along!

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Cowgirl boots are also quite American, in fact – go ahead and feel free to substitute out one of the three colors for cowgirl boots if you feel led to do so. I don’t need any red here, I have boots!!

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If in doubt, wear simple jewelry like this tiny gold triple heart pendant necklace or tiny star post earrings to be more patriotic!

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Of course I support wearing a dress on the Fourth as well. Here are 3 different looks with the color of your choosing:

First up, the red dress:

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Put it with a white statement necklace and some cobalt shoes (or vice versa) and you have the perfect Fourth of July get up.  (Of course have a jean jacket on hand if it gets chilly)

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Navy Blue dress: I love these because they are like the casual little black dress. (And if you spill salsa on it you can see it as much)

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Just chilling and “swooshing” my hair around.

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White Dress: The classic summer staple.  Of course it works well for Fourth of July, it is part of the color trio AND it is super feminine.  I put it with the Blue and Red Rayon Polka Dot scarf and bright red sandals.  And again, have a jean jacket handy in case it gets cold at night!

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Need a more fashionista approach?

Try a black skirt with a sleeveless chambray shirt (patterned or not), red sandals, and a statement necklace.

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OR a similar look but with a bright red skirt. Also I must point out how awesome these taupe summer booties are…. I just got them at Nordstrom Rack a couple weeks ago for a very good deal – go check it out!

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This white necklace really is perfect for your summery outfits!

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You could also take a statement skirt and put it with a tied up t-shirt:

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AND a cat– he’s wearing red too!

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How about a navy eyelet lace skirt with a white cotton tank top, red sandals, and a red patterned scarf? Why yes, I believe this works too!

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Or let the skirt do all the work for you and put a simple top (and belt if needed) with it.

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Here is another fun outfit my great photographer picked out for me, thank you Lyssa!

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Oh yeah, sequins, lace, cowgirl boots, AND a sleeveless military jacket! YAY AMERICA!

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Tie a belt around it for extra points.

Here are where you can find some similar pieces to put together your Fourth of July wardrobe!

White Tank Top – Similar

Jean shorts – Madewell

White Dress – Similar

Red Dress – Similar

Sleeveless Chambray – Similar

Sleeveless Military Jacket – Old Navy

Navy Dress – Similar

Blue Lace Top – Similar

Red, White & Blue Skirt – Similar

Cobalt Skirt – Similar

Red Mini Skirt – Similar

Black Mini Skirt – J. Crew

Navy Eyelet Skirt – Similar

Red Sandals – Similar

Blue Flats – J. Crew

Fourth of July Accessories:

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One Dress, Eight Looks

You guys, I GOT A  JOB! Like, big girl, business suit, water cooler, kind of a job. That is why I have been silent the past week.  But do not despair! I still care about your fashion needs.

Because I lost my camera, I enlisted the help of my gorgeous friend…. AGAIN.

I mean seriously, how awesome is this girl?

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Ok enough silliness.

Even after I took all the pictures for this post I kept finding more and more ways to wear this dress, it is SO versatile. This is the kind of dress that you could find at almost any store, for almost any price point.

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Here are 8 looks you can make with this dress! (And there are many more, get creative!)

1. Bright belt, simple necklace, COWBOY BOOTS

2. Camo Jacket, bright belt, Gold Chain Statement necklace, nude flats

3. Jean jacket, bright belt, Gold Chain Statement Necklace, sandals

4. Floral Jacket, gold belt, Gold Chain Statement Necklace, black tights, black booties

5. Bright cardigan, gold belt, Gold Chain Statement Necklace, nude flats

6. Cropped pullover sweater, Gold Chain Statement Necklace, black tights, black booties

7. Braided belt, simple necklace, toms shoes, bright cross body purse

8. Boyfriend Sweater, gold belt, Gold Chain Statement necklace, black tights, bright flat

Here are some great black & white striped dresses!

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1.Forever21 2. ModCloth 3. Anthropologie 4. LOFT 5. OldNavy 6. LOFT

You can also add a cat to your look, they make great accessories… Okay maybe I wasn’t done with the silliness.

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And if you didn’t know how to rock cowgirl boots… this is how!

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Basically, a simple patterned dress will make a huge difference in your closet. The great thing about black & white is that you can wear almost any color with it, even brown, and it is season-less.  As we get closer and closer to vacation season, think about how easy packing could be with a staple like this! Get creative and have fun with it!