It’s time to get prepared, ladies! We are a little over a week out from July 4th (aka: the ONE day that you are expected to rock red, white and blue hues – no ifs, ands or buts about it.) Preparation is key if you want your outfit to read a la Americana and not straight up Uncle Sam.
Now, worst case scenario, you could run on over to Old Navy and grab yourself a flag tee (sure, they had their moment back in the 90s…), but that wouldn’t be the frilly way to go about things. So I’m here to help! With over a week to go, you should be able to snag these items in time for your festivities, no outrageous overnight shipping costs required!
Striking a balance between casual and dressy, this look will work no matter your plans for the 4th. You don’t have to pledge your allegiance to just one event – take this look from a picnic with your pals to a party that’s a bit more posh.
Let’s chat about these pleated Parker shorts for a quick sec. OMG they’ve won my vote. With just the right amount of flare, these shorts flatter like no other. With an almost skirt-like feel, they are both easy breezy and structured at the same time. I am declaring the flare my new fave shape for shorts.
All that being said, I am SO BUMMED that they are sold out. I have linked to some equally adorable options below that would also pair perfectly and keep the patriotic vibes a rollin’. However, if you are in love with the particular blue print of these shorts like me, you might want to check it out on this patterned dress by Parker! It would be a stunner for July 4th, that’s for sure!
This pint-sized bucket bag offers the perfect pop of red pigment to offset all that blue and white! Plus, it’s currently only $24! Best. Deal. Ever. It makes me feel a little less guilty about splurging on these Valentino sandals. They are worth the moolah, I swear! I’ve been wearing them with EVERYTHING lately.
And, of course, show off that star-spangled smile with a bright red lip, you All-American girl, you!
Shop My Look – Shorts: Sold Out (Fun options here & here) | Tie-Up Top: Lilly Pulitzer (same brand, almost identical) | Bucket Bag: Last Call | Bracelet: Last Call | Necklace: Stella & Dot | Earrings: Neiman Marcus | Sandals: Far Fetch | Watch: Neiman Marcus
Have such a happy fourth, friend! I hope it’s filled with fun, laughter, and the song “Firework” by Katy Perry on repeat 🙂
Stay frilly + fabulously YOU,