This coming up Thursday is our birthday (USA), a different kind of celebration, but a marking of time gone by none the less. We, in America, tend to celebrate this day with a casualness and ease, opting for picnics, BBQ’s and beach jaunts that go on till dark when we punctuate the night with mighty firework displays.
Red, white and blue along with stars and stripes is the ongoing theme of the aforementioned parties and parades. It can get pretty cheeky at times (though that is half the fun), but your July 4th ensemble, while inspired by these themes, doesn’t have to be!
Band of Outsider’s leather shawl lapel stripe jacket (which I have been eyeing at Barney’s for quite some time is finally on sale!), takes a pair of white cutoffs or Pierre Balmain’s white biker pants and tee from a strictly carefree look to the perfect degree of casual chic.
Top Shop’s crepe origami skirt ($70.00 on sale for $20.00 – a steal) paired with T by Alexander Wang’s stripe tee has the ideal amount of ease and panosh when worn with flats or a pair of Chucks by Converse. And celebrating the 4th in Etoile’s, by Isabel Marant, reed slub-jersey Freedom top paired with a denim skirt or cutoffs couldn’t be more fun. Wait! Add Cambridge’s bright cherry-red crossbody bag, and then it couldn’t be more fun!
How ever you choose to celebrate this July 4th, I hope you have a blast!! But remember, don’t drive and drink – have a designated driver!
Clockwise from top left: Band Of Outsiders Leather Shawl lapel Jacket $1395.00 on sale for $837.00 shopbop.com, Pierre Balmain White Biker Pants $600.00 on sale for $360.00 elysewalker.com, T By Alexander Wang Stripe Tee $177.00 mytheresa.com, Cambridge Red Leather 11″ Crossbody Bag $161.22 asos.com, Etoile Isabel Marant Reed Slub-Jersey Top $225.00 on sale for $135.00 netaporter.com, Crepe Origami Skirt $70.00 on sale for $20.00 topshop.com.