Can you believe that Independence Day is around the corner? And it’s a 3-day weekend too?! The 4th of July is my absolute favorite holiday. No gifts; just sunshine, good food and friends, and fireworks!
In honor of summer and to get you in the holiday spirit, I’ll be sharing some outfit inspiration for the remainder of the week. Today’s outfit demonstrates that you don’t have to be so literal when planning your holiday attire. While I admire those people that pull out an entire stars and stripes outfit for the occasion, you can also mix and match clothes already in your wardrobe, yet still be festive. Pairing blue and white (white jeans are a staple for my summer wardrobe) and adding a pop of red is a fun way to be patriotic. Go the extra mile, and find some accessories that really get you humming the Star Spangled Banner.
This outfit is perfect for Seattle’s temperate (read: temperamental) climate. For this look, I’m imagining a backyard BBQ or a day spent at the park, awaiting the fire works. Did you know that it doesn’t get dark in Seattle until nearly 10:00 pm on the 4th of July? That means for a day spent at the park, you definitely need to pack layers! These photos were taken at Gas Works Park at the north end of Lake Union, where the city sets off their fireworks display each year.
My entire outfit can be found at Queen Anne Dispatch, my favorite local boutique. Not in the Seattle area? Not to worry – they ship!
sunnies: Smith Eyewear
earrings: Lucia K. Jewelry
Stars & Stripes Tote
sandals: Sam Edelman
Stay tuned for more to come this week! Thanks for reading. ~Jenn