Star Spangled Style
Break out the red, white and blue, stars and stripes, but not necessarily in that order or all together. Here we breakdown how-to achieve the perfect patriotic-inspired fashion to keep your 4th of July style looking as festive as the fireworks.
Chances are some part of your day (or night) will be spent outside so dress for the weather, meaning keep it cool. Stay away from silks (they will show the first sign of perspiration) and opt for something crafted from cotton, like this white ALC Lindsay Dress. The sleeveless, fitted bodice is cut a bit deeper under the arm providing a little extra A.C. while the graceful, airy skirt will help you feeling breezy. This a great option for throwing on post-swim over a suit with a pair of sandals or on its own at night with heels. The beauty of an all white dress (provided you don’t spill ketchup on it) is that it lends itself to adding red or blue accessories. Find it at En Avance 53 NE 40th Street, Miami, Florida 33137, (305) 576-0056.
Speaking of accessories, it’s all about the bag. Sure it will stash your cash and lip-gloss, but the Cartier Marcello cross body bag in red, will also keep you hands-free in order to hold a cocktail in one hand and cell phone in another to snap that Independence Day selfie. Find the Cartier at 151 North East 40th Street Miami, Florida 33137, (305) 864-8793.
Or if you don’t need to do two things at once, opt for Prada’s Blue Wristet. Find Prada at 180 NE 40th Street Miami, Florida 33137, (305) 438 2280.
If your day consists of toting more than just the necessities, then Longchamp Le Pliage Handbag in Navy or Red will be punch up your patriotism and is just the right size for a day at the beach or shopping around town. Find Longchamp at 137 NE 39th St, Miami, Florida 33137, (305) 573-7500.
Rock some red sunglasses like these from Pucci that will keep you from squinting in the sun, or help you go incognito when slipping into the hottest 4th or July bash. Find Pucci at 155 NE 40th Street, Miami, Florida 33137, (305) 576-1830.
Completing the Independence Day ensemble, the star of the style show, is the shoe. Get an extra dose of red from the sole of each shoe at Christian Louboutin that offers something for everyone. For kicking it at a BBQ the blue Louis Women's Strass Flat hightops will keep you from getting stuck in the grass as well the red Wedgey Lady . For a dressier affair the Lady Peep in Red works well. Find Christian Louboutin at 155 NE 40th Street, Miami, Florida 33137, (305) 576-6820.
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