It’s almost time to celebrate our nation’s birthday! This weekend, you can expect floods of red, white, and blue all over social media. So get ready for all the face paint, festive hats, and flag capes! While there’s a lot to celebrate, some people aren’t into the typical festive looks. Here are some easy tips for celebrating Independence Day without cramping your style.
Red is the color that pops out the most, so use it to your advantage! For example, a plain white tee, blue jeans, and red sneakers is an easy outfit for anyone. For a little more variety, keep your accessories red. Keeping your outfit neutral and letting your accessories do the ‘wowing’ is a go-to styling tactic that works for any occasion and for every style. Why not try it out with our nation’s colors?
A chic and very easy solution to your red, white, and blue makeover is to have your lips be the red item. Red lips are classic, but have always added a very bold look to any style. Casual looks turn sassy and elegant looks turn fierce. Keep your eye makeup simple and show off that pout!
Another option is to have blue eye makeup. From simple winged eyes to mysterious smokey eyes, you can choose how dramatic or simple you want your look to be. However, we recommend not combining the eye makeup with the red lips. That’ s not to say it doesn’t work, but you just have be a little more careful. Try not to overdo it or you risk looking like a birthday cake. Remember, make up is supposed highlight your facial features, not distract away from it!
Summer is all about patterns! For easy styling, pick a patterned garment and simply match it with a solid item. It’s an easy go-to solution with any kind of patterned shirt. For the ladies, if you wear a patterned dress, it’s safest to accessorize with solid colors. However, pattern on pattern action shouldn’t be disregarded! Just make sure the patterns contrast enough. Need help with choosing pattern styles? Check out our posts Pattern Names Part 1 and Pattern Names Part 2!
From Left to Right:
Anthony: Thwait Shirt by Farah Vintage
Shaidelle: Esrar Sweater by Desigual
Josell: Starships Shirt by 7 Diamonds
Elizabeth: Open Ladder Back Dress by Angie
Just a Hint of Color
If dressing loudly isn’t really your style and you prefer something a little more subtle, you can easily incorporate the patriotic color palette in a more comfortable manner. The key? Dress darker! It may seem a little counterintuitive for a festive time, but the point is to make the colors stand out. Think of spot coloring in black and white photos. The result is often dramatic and very effective. The same concept can easily be applied to your outfit! Throw on some grey, step into some black, and just add little hints of red, white, and blue.
A dark ensemble with hint of bold color is simple and stylish!
Model Victoria wearing the Heart T-Shirt by Desigual