Can you believe it’s almost JULY? Summer is flying by, and with the new month comes one of the year’s most enjoyable holidays – Independence Day.
For this week’s Outfits Under $100, we’ve created four looks to help you celebrate our nation’s birthday in style and on budget. All four outfits are dressy-casual, perfect for transitioning from barbecues to Nation’s Birthday bashes.
Laid-Back Liberty – $86.13
Cutoffs and a button-down shirt will take you from dawn’s early light to star-spangled night. Unbutton the shirt as low as you dare, then add patriotic flair with a necklace in the shape of our national bird. Top off the look with a red cross-body bag, simple sandals, and – if it’s daytime or you’re just feeling sassy – some cheesy flag shades.
Subtly Celebratory – $80.05
If you’re not a themed outfit kind of gal, this July Fourth look will fit your sensibilities while keeping you on-trend. Balance practical boyfriend jeans with a polished tie-front blouse. Add chandelier earrings for sparkle, then finish with rocket red espadrilles, old-school aviators, and a swipe of crimson lipstick.
American Prep – $91.71
Preppy style draws from the English upper class but is a distinctly American creation – a fitting choice for our nation’s birthday. Choose a red, white, and blue madras tank for a colorful base. Balance the bright with crisp white jeans and sandals. Drape the all-American jacket oh-so casually across your shoulders, then accessorize with a nautical bracelet and timeless canvas tote.
National Rose – $85.49
For all you boho babes, this final look is a nod to the national floral emblem of the United States. This crochet crop top is sized for a woman, not a cat, and incorporates our nation’s colors and a rose motif. Pair it with cutoffs and a fringed vest. Layer on the extras to complete the ensemble: A flag pouch adds kitsch; royal coin necklaces, irony. Finish with earrings that recall Lady Liberty’s crown.
What are you wearing on the Fourth?
Got any fancy plans for the day? How are you going to dress? Which of these outfits is your favorite? Tell me everything in the comments!