Fourth of July Fashion

Fourth of July Fashion via www.jolynneshane.com

I suppose it’s pretty predictable that I’d be posting about Fourth of July Fashion the Friday before July 4th! (Actually, it’s not THAT predictable. When putting together my 4th of July 2 yesterday, I couldn’t find a Fourth of July fashion post of my own to include!! So now I’ll have one for next year.

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Fourth of July fashion is a bit dicey because, let’s face it. There’s a lot of this out there:

Old Navy Womens 2012' Flag Tee Shirt

Now, there is nothing horribly wrong with that — except for the fact that half the moms at the parade will be wearing the identical tee shirt. (To say nothing of the men and kids . . . )

We can do better. Patriotic does not have to mean you have to drape yourself in the American flag. Here are some more fashion-forward looks for the Fourth!

This beaded gauze top with white jeans would be super cute! Wear a pair of navy blue ballet flats or sandals or carry a navy-and-white striped tote, and you’re good to go!

Old Navy Womens Beaded Gauze Tops

How cute and comfy is this tee-shirt dress at Banana Republic? It would be perfect for a daytime picnic, and you could throw on a denim jacket for the evening.

Banana Republic Bordered T Shirt Dress

Ditch the heels and wear it with a pair of red sandals instead.

But there’s no need to run out to the mall. Shop your closet! What do you have in red, white and navy that you could put together for a festive, yet stylish outfit??

When in doubt, go for a white tee-shirt and jeans and add whatever red accessory you might have — shoes, bracelet, handbag . . . whatever you like!

I love this family picture from, ahem, several years ago. We all just dressed in various articles of red, white or blue clothing that we had in our closets. Together we looked quite festive, if I do say so myself!

july fourth parade 2007

I don’t know who that poor girl is in the background. I’m sorry, Ms. Anonymous, for posting you on my blog!!

I miss going to that parade every year in my husband’s hometown. Maybe we need to make that part of our celebration this year. I bet the kids would love to go back. I wonder if they remember it. Look how cute they were — waiting for the parade to start.

My littlest was just 18 mos old. I remember, she loved the bikes.

Well that was an unexpected trip down memory lane! Sorry, I couldn’t resist posting those pictures once I found them.

What about you? How do you do Fourth of July fashion??