It wasn’t until I was writing this post that I noticed it’s a flip on this look. How embarrassing! I guess it goes to show that if something works, keep working it.
This look definitely plays into all the rules I talked about here. Classic silhouettes, fun colours and cute prints make a basic look a little less…..well….basic.
Sorry for the delay on this post, but I thought it only seemed appropriate to hold off on this look until we were right on the brink of the 4th of July. But it’s here just in time for any of my American readers to steal some ideas for a slightly more subdued patriotic look.
Although this look works all year round, and all around the world, I like the idea that on a certain day of the year everyone comes out in their red, white and blue. I suppose every country has their patriotic day – my insta feed has been sprinkled with Canada day pics in the last few days and on Jan 26 it’s riddled with footy shorts and bottles of VBs – but I can assure you that over the next few days I will read at least 15 blog posts about what people did and wore on 4th of July and my insta feed will be coated with stars and stripes.
I love a themed outfit, I’m always keen to get my Australia Day outfit
on, but I like that with 4th of July you can go full on American flag, or you can put together a pulled together outfit that just happens to be red, white and blue, like the one above.
I’m sure there are some poor soles out there that still have to work on their national holiday, so why not mix some festive pieces into your work wardrobe? Or even those who aren’t into cut off levis and star and stripes singlets, there are plenty of cool, subtle and classy ways to be festive.
I think red, white and blue work great together always, especially with some classic blue denim and stripes, but don’t box yourself into what is expected for your patriotic look, be you with a touch of national pride.
I hope I haven’t alienated anyone by rambling on about America, but I hope my American readers have a wonderful, fun and fashionable 4th of July!
I just returned to this post to find two words I had hurriedly typed when I uploaded these photos; “best pants”.
That’s honestly how I feel about them. They are the best. I picked them up for a cool $20 at Myer about a year ago and when I did I never thought I’d love them this much.
Firstly, I love that they are completely different to anything else I own (ie. they aren’t black). The slim cut is very on trend right now and the seam down the front of the legs give them a tailored-and-pressed look. I wasn’t wholly convinced they would be for me when my mum suggested trying them on, I was worried the white background would lend itself to all kinds of messes as well as the always dreaded visible panty line (VPL), but I was surprised to find that the fabric was thicker than expected, eliminating VPL and making them extra comfy and warm.
If all that wasn’t enough, I started looking closely at the pattern (some muddled combination of paint, flowers and fireworks) and could immediately see them working with my wardrobe in a myriad of ways. I’ve worn them with black, white, dark & light blue and red, like I did here.
This red long sleeved top can be a little over powering, but with the additional of my simple black blazer and booties it becomes a totally acceptable, and fun, office look.
I was feeling extremely good about my early morning outfit choices as I left the house this day, but was solidified in my decision when half the marketing team at work commented on it, which is always a good sign in my books!
That’s about all I have to say about this outfit, sass!
I felt super sassy all day in this striking, yet simple, red dress. The skinny black belt really defined my waist and the grey blazer-heel combo made the whole look professional enough for work.
Outfit: Blazer (Portmans, $50), Dress (Misshop), Belt (Review) & Heels (Misshop)
I’m still keeping my festive-ness relatively low key, with this outfits touches of red. These cute bow earrings are super cute for anytime of year, not just Christmas. My favourite part of this whole look are these great shoes, with red soles to match (and without the Louboutin price tag).
Outfit: Bow Earrings (Diva, $2), Cue Blazer (hand-me-down), Tokito Top (OpShop, $5), Tokito Skirt (Myer, $8) & Shoes (Ozsale, $10)
It’s that time of year, my extensive beret collection is starting to come out.
This red number makes me feel very ‘Ooo La La’ and brings out the cute print in this shirt.
Outfit: Beret (OpShop), Shirt (Thai Market, 100baht), forecast skirt (OpShop, $6) & Jenkin Heels (Ozsale, $12)