Go 4th and Be Fashionable!

The Fourth is back! As more restrictions are being removed across the country, many cities and towns are happily announcing firework shows and re-opening parks (with cautious social distancing between groups of course).

So what’s on your calendar for celebration this year? Maybe it’s a backyard BBQ, a fun family picnic, a RW&B beach party, or gathering to watch those aforementioned anticipated firework displays. Whatever your event, why not show off some patriotic flair to go with it? Here at SLH, we’ve got you covered, with some great outfits that’ll have you saying “Happy 4th!” in no time.

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RW&B BEACH PARTY

Windsor, Pretty Ruched Maxi Dress $44.90

This tropical maxi dress from Windsor just begs for a beachy destination. So if you’re attending a Red, White & Blue party on the beach, it’s perfection. Wondering what to pair with this amazing dress?

Go beach-chic, starting with Knockaround’s Mary Jane frames with a great color pop called Sweet & Sour. Sturdy silver metal arms hold polarized aqua lenses that give you full UV400 sun protection all day. And since we are at the beach, give a nod to the sea with Baublebar’s Sardinia earrings. It’s an iconic hoop silhouette embellished with shells and keshi pearls. Sand in the toes? Get happy feet with Dolce Vita’s flat Kole sandal. Finally, to keep everything safely stashed as you mingle, grab from Dooney & Bourke’s new summer collection called “Western”. This fun, mid-sized messenger bag has a horseshoe design celebrating the brand’s long standing love for equestrian style.

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FUN FAMILY PICNIC TIME

Windsor, Americana Knot-Front Graphic Tee $16.90

NYDJ, Briella Tie-Dye White Denim Shorts $69

Reconnecting with family this Independence Day? Family picnicking is a day filled with all kinds of activity from horseshoes, to corn hole tossing and maybe even a water balloon fight or two. You’re going to need an outfit that can keep up. That’s why we love this classic tee and jean shorts pairing. Windsor’s fun nod to the Americana tee has the knot-front already build in (no need to re-tie in between activities), and looks amazing with NYDJ’s tie-dyed white denim shorts. These 11″ shorts are on trend with the right amount of length. What shall we add to take this great look to next level?

Take your cue from your fit and go for accessories that are pure Americana. Classic aviators from Knockaround’s Mile High collection go fashion-forward with oversizing the frames, while keeping them in chic gold and green. Puma’s re-issue of their low top suede collection is an ideal choice for keeping you on your toes throughout the day, and we’re loving these adorbs earrings from Target that give just the right amount of Fourth flair. Finally, we chose Dooney & Bourke’s cute Emily tote in blue gingham, which is a great size to keep all your picnic must haves, like your sunscreen, a spare mask (to use when migrating through any crowds or using the facilities), your water bottle and much, much more.

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BACKYARD BBQ

Sundry, Babydoll Midi Dress $138.60

Quite possibly the most popular activity for the Fourth is the backyard barbeque. Hot grilling, cool drinks…who doesn’t love that combination? The best way to look cool at these events is keeping your cool. Lots of outdoor time in the summer sun means you need an outfit that won’t require frequent trips inside to the AC. To the rescue, this captivatingly cute midi babydoll dress from Sundry clothing. It’s juicy watermelon color brings instant summer vibe, and its roomy shape makes for easy moving and plenty of air circulation.

Love this look but not sure on the styling? With its tiered, easy shape, we’d go a little Boho-Independence day style. Start with some chunky flatforms from Mia that will give you some height without having to deal with the “heels sinking in the grass” scenario. Then go hands free with rag & bone’s Summer Dayton crossbody bag. Bonus – it’s made from a lightweight, recycled cotton blend. No hands on the purse means you’ll have plenty of opportunity for showing off your gorg 3BN Aegean boho leather cuff. Oh, and being in the sun, remember to protect your peepers! Tous oversized round sunglasses from their Square Bear collection should fit the bill perfectly.

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BABY YOU’RE A FIREWORK

USPA, Dot Print Polo Shirt $17.99

NYDJ, Slim Bootcut Ankle Jeans $129

Renuar, Striped Sweater $45.99

As we mentioned at the beginning – many cities and states are moving ahead with firework shows this year. If this is happening in your area, we’re betting you’re already planning ahead with your friends and family to make it a night out to watch them. Depending on where you are in the country, your temperatures may vary, but one thing that is true – it’s going to get cooler. Your best friend for this? Layers. A festive polo shirt from USPA is a great base layer, that will look perfectly paired with the right jeans. And right now, the hottest trending jean silhouette are slim boot-cuts. These from NYDJ don’t disappoint. In a delicious shade of faded blue, they are also ankle length, making them ideal for a variety of shoe options. And when the weather turns chilly, toss on Renuar’s Striped Sweater with its nautical nod to the red, white and blue.

This outfit is versatile enough to go with a variety of accessories, but we’re pretty partial to our combination. Dansko’s clogs in burnished red are sturdy and fashionable. Speaking of keeping your footing, skip the clunky flashlight and grab Energizer’s compact wearable LED light. You can clip it to your clothing, or on the back of your Kipling Delia backpack, which converts from a mini-backpack to a belt bag. The Delia is a collab between Kipling and Coca-cola and is created from recycled PET bottles, making it super durable and light. Last, add some charm with Alex & Ani’s American Charm bracelet and you’ll be ready for all the “oohs” and “aahs” your firework watching will bring.

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