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How to Style Red, White, & Blue

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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 Accessories

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?

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Makeup

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!

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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!

 

Patterns

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!

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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.

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A dark ensemble with hint of bold color is simple and stylish!

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Model Victoria wearing the Heart T-Shirt by Desigual

 

 

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The Right Shoes for 4th of July Parties!

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Independence Day is just around the corner and there’s probably tons of party planning happening right now! Family and friends will be coming in from out of town, barbecue grills are getting ready, and parades are being perfected. With all the preparation in the works, don’t forget about preparing your outfit! More specifically, make sure your footwear can handle the day. Here are some tips in choosing the right shoes for the right kind of 4th of July party!

 

Beach Fun

In SoCal, you can guarantee that the beaches are going to be packed for the 4th of July weekend. For the beach, choices are usually narrowed down to flip flops, sandals, or going barefoot. However, if you’re a non-beach regular, don’t feel like you have to be barefoot. Even though the weather may be gloriously hot and the water may be refreshingly cold, non-beach goers often forget about the sand. First of all, the sand can hold a lot of heat. Second, depending on how close you are to the water, the sand is usually very soft. Basically, that means you’re going to get one heck of a leg work out. Simple flip flops or flat sandals will help you beat the heat and move around a little easier. Wear sneakers if you must, just be willing to deal with them getting a little sand filled.

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Outdoor Picnic

People set up in large parks so that there’s plenty of room for the food and the games. This is not a time to wear delicate materials! For example, we love suede, but they are a little high maintenance and you’ll remember those stains for the rest of your life. We suggest sticking to footwear like sneakers or boots crafted in easy-wearing materials. Additionally, choose something that protects the greater surface of your feet. There may be some prickly grass or overly affectionate mosquitoes out there. For cool and casual sneakers, check out our Lacoste selection for men, women, and kids! Ladies, if you must wear heels, at least opt for wedges. They handle soft ground much better and won’t get stuck in it. They only shoe that should stab the earth are cleats, not pumps!

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Fancy Soirée

Some people just like parties to be a little fancy regardless of the occasion! Even if you’re wearing a formal dress or suit, this is a time to be festive! It’s the perfect time to wear bold footwear and accessories. Even if your outfit is mostly made up of a dark neutral color like black or navy, spice it up with some color. For example, you can still be festive and chic if you wear a solid white ensemble with your shoes and accessories adding the red and blue. You’ll most likely be indoors, so go on ahead and wear those sky heels and stylish oxfords! Need some styling tips? We have some great tips on how to style dresses.

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Firework Watching

Maybe you’ll be skipping the hustle and bustle of the parties and skip right to the fireworks show. While there’s no real reason to wear a specific type of shoe, we highly recommend something that has sturdy traction. Whether you’re in a crowded place or a secret location with the best view, you’ll need to be able to move around comfortably. Also, it’ll be night time. Regardless of where you are in the world, the temperature can drastically drop at night. So prepare your feet accordingly! You can’t go wrong with rubber outsoles. Sneakers are the obvious pick, but if you still want to tweak your style, try out some boat shoes. They are always a summer favorite! We have a great Sperry Top-Sider collection that are stylish, comfortable, and have very durable outsoles.

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