I know what the 4th of July is about: celebrating, seeing neighbors, family, getting hot and sweaty… being a little silly. Some of you, I bet, are actually marching in the parade. But if you’re not in the parade, you can go to the parade (or bbq or whatever) looking attractive and fashionable while sitting on your lawn chair.
Because there is no rule that says, “To be patriotic, you must LOOK like a flag.” Umm, nope, I don’t think so.
So here are Blackbelt’s rules for dressing Festively and Fashionably for the Fourth:
It goes without saying that all Seven Deadly Sins of Fashion apply. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200.
1. Blue or White on the Bottom. Your closet really doesn’t need a red skirt, slacks or even shorts. Ever. But your closet could always use navy, denim or white bottoms, petite, tall, regular or plus sizes, and mostly likely you’ve already got some.
You’re probably saying I am taking out ALL the fun. Be patient and keep reading*!
2. Trendy and Terrific Tops. Of course, there is nothing fresher and cooler than a crisp, white top:
There are plenty of colorful, flattering tops:
AND look at these adorable plus size tops from Old Navy!
3. Try a cute dress. I love dresses in the summer. They are cooler and more comfortable than shorts. Look at this adorable crochet top dress:
These dresses from Athleta would be perfect at the parade!
4. Amusing Accessories. THIS, my friends, is where you can have *fun! without a lot of expense.
Comfy, reasonably priced and fun!
Great stuff for your hair, all available on etsy:
Caveat: no bows in your hair if you’re over 40, ‘kay??
How about some Jackie O retro sun glasses?
If not Jackie, here’s Misha and Paris sporting some.
There you have it: Grace’s Four for the Fourth.
Happy Birthday, U.S.A.!!
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