The 4th of July is my second favorite holiday (Christmas being number one, of course) and I look forward to it every year. There is just something so spectacular about waking up the morning of the 4th and knowing that everyone is on the same page that day; celebrating our country and our freedom. I love everything that comes along with the 4th: BBQ’s, parades, fairs, fireworks, carnivals and, of course, dressing up in my red, white and blues.
Over the last few years and participating in various types of celebrations in Idaho, Utah, New Hampshire, and Boston, I have realized that there are three types of people who dress up for the 4th of July and then, of course, there’s the fourth type that doesn’t dress up at all (go home, type four!). 4th of July fashion is so fun and I’ve been experimenting with different looks for this year’s holiday. I put together an outfit for each type to see help me decide which look I would rock this year.
Type One: I Like the 4th, but I want to blend in. This type doesn’t want to look to cliche, but still wants to make an effort by wearing a staple 4th of July color, like red. This swing tank is one of my favorites and I think the handkerchief print is a great nod to America!
Red Paisley Swing Tank // Maurices (Similar Style here)
Black and Grey Cardigan // Maurices (Similar Style here)
Skinny Jeans // Rue 21
Shoes // Toms
Type Two: Making an Effort, but Not Too Cray-Cray. Type twos want to wear all the colors but not go too over top with patterned 4th of July looks. Side note-I put this outfit together for 12 dollars by picking up the jeans on sale for 5 dollars and the scarf on sale for 2 dollars at Rue 21! HOORAY FOR SALES!
White V-neck // Old Navy
Scarf // Rue 21 Clearance (similar here)
Jeans // Rue 21 (similar here on sale for $10.00)
Earrings // gifted from boutique in Rexburg
Type Three: I LOVE THE 4TH! These types of people aren’t afraid to show their love for the country, so they wear all the flag printed things they can find! I’ve never worn anything this extreme before, but I love the fit of this tank and the vintage feel!
Top // Rue 21 (exact here)
Jeans // c/o Golden Tote
Earrings // Kendra Scott via Rocksbox (free month with code CHELSIEBFF6)
This year, I’m thinking I’m might be a type two, but probably a type three. Let’s face it; I just love the 4th!
What type of 4th of July goer are you? What’s your favorite 4th of July look? What one should I wear? HELP ME DECIDE! What are you going to be wearing this year?
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