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!
As I’m sure it’s apparent from the past 18 months of outfits, I wear a lot of black. It’s safe, its flattering and it doesn’t show dirt – which is great, because I’m a bit of a grot sometimes. I don’t wear a lot of white because of this reason. I’m constantly fawning over white pants but could never ever pull them off as I would have dirty hand prints all over them in minutes. But I alway seem to forget about brown as a safe alternative. I’m also making an effort to change up the shoes I wear to work, as I’ve had to have 3 pair of black work shoes reheeled, and thrown 3 pair out (yikes!), so these brown hand-me-down heels have made their first appearance ever on the blog, despite being in my wardrobe for years.
Outfit: Cue Blazer (hand-me-down), Top (Misshop), Skirt (Supre) & Heels (hand-me-down from mum)