4th of July Style Inspo

Hi Friends!

Looking to add some spangle to your jangle?  Well I’ve got some fun finds for you in the red, white, and blue!  Okay, I promise – I am done with the corny rhyming, I couldn’t resist.  The 4th of July is one of a few holidays that I like to have a coordinating outfit for.  Over the years I’ve celebrated Independence Day at Lake Shelbyville, Clinton Lake, in St. Louis, in Chicagoat Indiana Dunes, and in Central Illinois to name a few.  I think of a day full of sunshine, the smell of hot dogs on the grill, live music, friends and family, sparklers, and a sky lit with fireworks.  There is a feeling of togetherness that I feel on this day like no other and I like to show my spirit and pride through wearing the colors of our flag. 

Our colors make it pretty convenient to grab something out of our closets that we may already have or maybe mix and match with something old and something new.  Maybe that is not a true statement for all…I suppose I am a little bias when it comes to these colors. 

1) Blue is my favorite color. 

2)  Red is just hot with an extra “t.”

3)  White looks so crisp in the summer. 

I guess I am assuming that most people own something that is white or denim and that may not be the case, nevertheless let’s get on with this post shall we?  I’ve broken down a handful of pieces below grouped into 6 categories: Beach/Pool, Rompers & Dresses, Shorts, Tops, Accessories, and Graphic-Ts.  Take a peak below to get some ideas for next Wednesday!  PS – why does the 4th have to fall on a Wednesday this year?  In the middle of a work week?  Why, why, whyyyyyy?!  We still haven’t decided what we are doing this year, but we will likely be staying around here.  If you are in the area, check out the Champaign-Urbana Area Fourth of July Events Guide Sponsored by the Illini Union Rec Room by ChambanaMoms – they have compiled a nice list of our options here.  Also, I’ll be adding some themed food/drink ideas for next week over the next couple of days, you’ll be able to check those out here.  Hope you all have a wonderful 4th

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Can I just say this swimsuit is SO cute with such a flattering fit for the bottoms!  I saw this on Dress Up Buttercup and wish I had seen this before I got my “1 ‘nice’ swimsuit” for the year, ugh!

Rompers & Dresses

My favorite thing to live in during the summer.  No need to worry about matching pieces together, just throw on and go…and deal with the fact that going to the bathroom can be tricky in a romper ;-).


PS – There are a ton of Universal Thread shorts on sale at Target right now for $9 similar to the red ones below!


Daily casual wear here!


…Tassels, I love tassels, give me all the tassels.

Graphic Ts

I have a love-hate relationship with graphic ts.  Love them for their witty sayings, hate them for the limited opportunities to wear.  Neverthless, I can’t steer away from them.  Whenever I buy something that is ideally designed for a particular day or event I’ll try to get my wear out of it by doubling it up as a PJ shirt :-).


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Image Credits: ShopStyle Collective (Earrings – J. Crew, Necklace – BAUBLEBAR, Shorts – Dillard’s, Dress – Bluefly, & Bandannas – Guess. Also linked directly by clicking on each image above.

“R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A” -John Mellencamp!

English Factory Cold Shoulder Dress -Blue Fly J. CREW J.Crew Flower Raffia Earrings Jolt Gingham High Waisted Paper Bag Tie Shorts (Dillard's) BAUBLEBAR Malibu Layered Beaded & Spike Fringe Statement Necklace Guess Polka Dot and Denim Headband Set Image Map


One response to “4th of July Style Inspo”

  1. […] Told ya guys, this is proof right here that I have a thing for coordinating outfits for the 4th of July…and with food apparently.  Today I’m sharing a few food and drink ideas perfect for your 4th of July spread or just a quick treat :-).  With the exception of the cake, these are all super easy to make -always a win!  In all honesty, the cake isn’t that hard either, but I’ll explain what I mean later on and you can decide.  If ya like this outfit, scroll all the way to the end of this post for some similar linked items.  I got the shirt from Express a couple years ago and the shorts I can’t even remember!? […]

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