I have an outing on July 4th that I needed to figure out some outfit ideas for. I usually play it pretty safe and go with shorts and either a white or red shirt and a scarf, but I feel a little more festive this year.
I turned to my old friend Pinterest to see what combination I could come up with that wouldn’t make me feel like a flag. I like my red, white and blue to be a little more versatile, so I can mix and match it with other things for the rest of the summer. I found a surprising number of July Fourth outfits I really liked. Most of my faves verged on nautical, stripes mixed with solids. A few prints with the colors mixed in. Check out my Pinterest board to see all my pins here.
I gathered my outfit inspiration below. I am really liking the full skirt look and decided I was going to try and replicate it. (I included a scarf below, just because it was cute!)
I found an adorable red and white print skirt at Talbot’s during their Red Hanger Sale this weekend. The photo doesn’t really do it justice, it’s much cuter in person. Gorgeous red and made of very light cotton. Perfect for the summer heat.
I have a navy and white striped tee I could wear with it or I could just wear a white one. We’ll see how brave I am the day of! If for some reason it ends up being chilly that day, I could wear a chambray shirt instead or a long sleeve white blouse like above. If I’m feeling really froggy, I could wear a navy and white anchor long sleeve button down I already own, but that might be too much for me!! I’m doing baby steps into the print mixing trend.
I also found some adorable navy and white Sperry’s at Nordstrom the last time I was there that would be super cute with a pair of white shorts for the 4th!
How about you? Do you dress in the old red white and blue on July 4th? Do you go casual or dressy? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!
And be sure to check out my post about some easy July Fourth party ideas here!