No matter what you’re doing on July 4, the dress code is universal—festive. While stars, stripes and American flags are fun, taking them literally is sometimes a fashion faux pas. I put together some of my favorite looks for a variety of destinations that manage to fuse classic holiday spirit with on-trend summer style. Cue the fireworks…
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On The Boat
For a day at sea, Mara Hoffman’s red one piece tank exudes Baywatch vibes yet provides ample coverage in case you want to take a dip. Make sure to add Rag & Bone’s mirrored aviators, plenty of SPF and a packable fedora like this one by Eric Javits. When it’s time for sunset drinks at the marina, I love something easy like Free People’s blue and white striped tunic dress and silver Ancient Greek slides for a look that is a unique mix of Martha’s Vineyard and Monaco.
For a more laid-back venue, keep the look casual and playful. Star prints are still a strong summer trend and the perfect way to show off classic American style. Chaser’s red and white star print tee flaunts a strappy back and looks great with a distressed denim mini skirt in a cool light wash. Continue the casual vibe with a pair of denim espadrille sneakers and Ray Ban’s iconic Wayfarers.
Whether you’re relaxing at Atlantic Beach or surfing at Ditch Plains, soak up the sun in Onia’s lace up bikini top and bottom. Subtle red, white and blue stripes make it festive enough while a lace up neckline brings sophistication into the mix. When the sun goes down and the lobsters come out, layer on Frame’s Aldred denim cutoffs, add J.McLaughlin’s white linen shirt (I love knotting it at the hem) and stay warm while you wait for the fireworks.