Flamingo Dress

ChicWish Flamingo Off-shoulder Dress in Stripes

dress // sneakers // bag // sunglasses // bracelet

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.

OUTFIT DETAILS: ChicWish Flamingo Dress // Melissa Love System Now Sneakers (℅)
Rebecca Minkoff Bag // EarthWood Sunglasses (℅) // Kohl’s Bracelet (on sale; also comes in blue)

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  • Taylor Smith

    Your pictures are so pretty. I love this dress!!!

  • I am so obsessed with this whole look! pinned <3
    xo, Ingrid

    • Thank you so much, Ingrid! I really appreciate you pinning it! I’ll make sure to pin from your blog too! Have a lovely day!

  • hand18washing

    Wow, you look absolutely amazing in this outfit! 😀
    Are the sneakers you’re wearing comfy without any socks?

    • Yes, I only wear them without any socks! Since the sneaker is made out of plastic, by skipping socks you allow your feet to “breath.” Surprisingly, I didn’t get any blisters – even though I wore those shoes pretty much every day this long weekend!

  • This dress is adorable! I love the fun and festive flamingos!

  • Love your bright and beautiful outfit! I wish I had a beautiful style and knew how to dress and accessorize! Or maybe my personal stylist!

    • Thank you so much! It’s all about experimenting with your style! Try to learn something every day and you’ll be surprised how easy it is to become a stylist!

  • Rachel Golden

    This dress is so adorable! I’ve been obsessed with flamingos for a while now, and this dress perfectly incorporates them with a Fourth of July spin.

    • Thank you, Rachel! Yes, I really wanted to pick an outfit that works around red-white-blue theme, but has an interesting twist to it. I feel like my flamingo dress is one of those dresses that I’ll be able to wear year after year for all sorts of patriotic occasions!

  • Love everything about this outfit, but that flamingo dress is definitely one of a kind and it’s perfect for summer! Those Earth Wood sunglasses look awesome too! 🙂

    Olivia x
    Liviatiana | Urban Decay Giveaway

    • Thank you so much, dear Olivia! Yep, those sunnies are my go-to this summer! Those are so easy to style with almost any outfit!

  • This outfit is absolutely adorable, and I love your photography! The flamingo dress is so so cute — gotta love flamingoes!

    Emma | http://www.creativexplorations.com

    • Thank you so much, sweet Emma! A full credit for photography goes to my boy-friend Ben! It was so hot outside, but he was patient enough to deal with me :))

  • I adore everything about your outfit, especially the shoes. They are so cute and I I like how they aren’t your typical sneaker.

    • Thank you so much! Yes, it’s nothing but a typical sneaker! I love this unique design and that detail on the back. Not to mention that those sneakers are SO comfy! For real, I can probably run a marathon wearing them!

  • That dress is so freaking cute! I cannot get over that print. Hope you had a great long weekend!

    Katherine || The Green Bows

    • Awww thanks, dear Katherine! I’m obsessed with those flamingoes too!

      Yes, I had a lovely long weekend! I tried really hard to disconnect from social media and work and I actually was able to do it! (Well, except Snapchat – it’s my new fav thing those days). How was your Independence Day weekend? Did you have a nice celebration to attend?

  • This dress is too adorable! Loving the flamingo detailing! And what a unique concept for those shoes. Definitely a great way to rock the athleisure trend. You are killin it, girl!

    Stephanie | drunkonvogue.com

  • I really like the look, it’s something that I’d wear especially this summer! I also like the bangles, it adds charm to the whole outfit.

  • I love that dress. The pattern is really pretty and the glasses look great with it. What a fun look!

  • Jeanie

    This look is gorgeous! The shoes are amazing!

  • I love the entire look. You are so gorgeous!

  • Nicole Cochingco Escat

    I super love the outfit and the bag, the shoes go well with it too! You are so fab!

  • Christine Cox

    Looks fab! I could never pull of shoes like that with a dress but you totally can!!!

    • Awww thank you, Christine! I rarely wear sneakers, but after trying on those Melissa Shoes ones I’m becoming a sneakers kinda girl! Those are so comfy and fun! You should give this combination a try! xoxox

  • Kathy

    That is a really cute dress. I would have never thought to wear one with flamingos on it. So neat! I’d probably wear that. I love all the other items too.

    • Thank you so much, Kathy! Well, I didn’t think that flamingos are really my thing until I purchased that dress! Now I’m 100% in love!

  • Aziel Morte

    I love that dress, You looks gorgeous on that outfit. Glad you share this

  • SavvyMomNYC – Ker

    The Dress and Shoes are so on point. What a great addition to your summer line up – Love it

  • Wow looks so springy summery and So Angelina Jolie like….Love those shoes! You look fab!

  • OMG how cute is your dress! I love this casual look.

    Stylista Fitness

    • Thank you so much, Melissa! I don’t feature that many casual looks on the blog, but this one is definitely one of my favorites! So cozy and comfy! xoxo

  • Stephanie Pass

    I have a love for flamingos. I love to find clothing with them. This dress is adorable!! Love it!

  • This outfit is amazing! So simple yet so much life and colour! Love it! 🙂
    C | http://thisgirlc.blogspot.com/2016/07/fom-june.html

  • Maria Louisa Mae P. Mercado

    Everything about your outfit shouts fun, casual and pretty! I love the bag and shades!

  • I love everything about your outfit specially the shoes and the blings!

  • Such an adorable dress! I love the fun quirky print on it!


  • The Adored Life

    I freaking LOVE this dress! I can’t believe I missed this post!
    The Adored Life