We are all patriots especially this close to the Independence day weekend.This is the one time a year that I get a little carried away and indulge in some red,white and blue mania.Being an immigrant whose journey to citizenship was pretty arduous,I never take this day for granted.I am very proud to call this country my home.
In terms of fashion,it is hard to wear red,white and blue with out looking like a walking ,talking American flag.It is such a fine line between creating a fabulous fashion forward patriotic look or ending up with something that looks like it escaped from a 4th of July parade.To find the right balance I looked to the stars of movies and music for inspiration.
So if you are in the mood for displaying some all out 4th of July madness or just a subtle hint of your patriotic spirit.Here are 5 tips to do it right.
White is such a clean refreshing palette to base you out fit on.It is cool crisp and comfortable.Finish it off with a touch of red and blue.
Picking one motif and making it your central theme,creates a look that is sophisticated and polished,take a cue from these celebrities and create just one focal point to your outfit.Mix this with two classic american fabrics,chambray and denim.
Nothing falls flat in terms of fashion like having a flag across your chest or worse across your butt.Designers are coming up with fresh takes on the flag.Look for muted,graphic and modern takes on Betsy Ross’s creation.
There are so many fabulous accessories out there that feature the flag.Go for a great head to toe white,red or blue outfit and then punch it with a flag bag or shoe.Subtle but very effective in creating a stylish outfit.
With all the creativity that is going on with nails,this is the place to go crazy.So get some patriotic nail art and pair with a crisp white shirt and a great pair of jeans to get the ultimate understood wow outfit.
But the main thing to remember is to celebrate what an amazing country we are because it is our diversity that makes us so great.
Happy Independence Day