There are a lot of variations of a classic July Fourth look, but I prefer those that go far above the typical red-blue-white palette. In other words, I still stick to patriotic colors while adding bits and pieces from other styles. For instance, take a look at this dress: It comes in blue and white stripes, but it is anything but your typical Independence Day look. It is preppy enough for the holiday while still being on trend: flamingos and palm leaf print are rocking this season.
This look is not only about the dress though. The key to my Fourth of July look are those plastic sneakers by Melissa Shoes (℅). Reading this sentence, you probably got confused—“What? Sneakers made out of plastic?” Yes, my dears, welcome to the era of new technology that allows for creating stylish yet comfortable footwear for fashionistas who are loving the athleisure trend. The design of that casual shoe is truly innovative: The front of the sneaker is made out of perforated synthetic rubber (it’s called neoprene), while the heel is created out of flexible fabric that holds tightly to your feet. I don’t mean to go deeply into the problems that this shoe helps to address (like stinky feet or abnormal heel structure), but all I can say is that Love System Now sneakers are super comfortable and long-walking friendly. In fact, I decided to keep that shoe in the Hamptons at all times so I can always have easy access to comfortable shoes if I hurt my feet with high heels or wedges.
The final element in my July Fourth look are those wooden sunglasses by Earth Wood Goods (℅). In case you don’t remember, I recently became a brand ambassador of the brand as I truly support their attempt to produce stylish, high-quality accessories while saving the planet. (You can see my other posts featuring Earth Wood sunglasses here and here and here). Made out of rosewood and bamboo wood grain, those chic sunnies are my go-to accessory both in New York City and in the Hamptons. For this look, I picked purple frames (I also have the same shape sunnies in green) as those match my crossbody bag the best. While I do like spicing up my red-white-blue look, I tried to stick to just two added shades (pink and purple) with my patriotic look so I don’t go overboard with my color palette.