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Inspiration: Fourth of July Style

“I don’t think you need to drop a ton of money to feel stylish or put-together and that’s always been my mindset.”  I couldn’t agree more with Brittany, the woman behind the popular blog and Instagram, Thrifts and Threads.  She has a great mix of classic and on trend pieces and loves to mix and match thrift store finds with retail purchases.

thrifts and threads patriotic outfit

Love the off the shoulder detail!

Brittany totally inspired me with her Fourth of July inspired outfit.  I think it’s the perfect mix of style with patriotism.  I know some of you will disagree with me, dear readers, but I am not a fan of head to toe red, white, and blue for Independence Day.  I know, I know, it’s only once a year and it’s a time to show appreciation for our great country, but I just can’t get on board.  Most people just go so over the top, with red, white, and blue everything, and more American flags on their body than their are flying at Arlington National Cemetery!  It’s just too much and I don’t think you need to sacrifice your sartorial style to celebrate America and Brittany’s outfit proves my point.

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Understated patriotism is my kind of style!

Images courtesy of Thrifts and Threads

The stars on her shorts fulfill the patriotic requirement, but the rest of her outfit is understated and classic, an off the shoulder white blouse and simple jewelery show a fashionista who loves fashion and her country.  I also love how the stripes on her shorts are super subtle, but still there, showing that these are indeed specifically Fourth of July wear, but not in a way that screams in your face.

This year I’ll be attending a wedding on the fourth, wearing my favorite find from the Summer Goodwill Trunk Show, but my tips to you savvy fashionistas who will be picnicking and enjoying fireworks, are simple.  Pick one item that shows your patriotic pride, and keep everything else simple and comfy.  And if you haven’t found your outfit for Saturday, DC area Goodwills are open today and tomorrow so you still have time to stop in and find that perfect patriotic piece!  Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!

Brittany, I love your takes on dressing for America’s birthday!  You know that a patriotic outfit doesn’t come at the cost of looking good and that a touch of the Stars and Stripes is all you need.  You’re classic style is an inspiration and I can’t wait to see what other budget friendly outfits you put together!

 

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1 Comment for Inspiration: Fourth of July Style

turn neon
December 18, 2015

Really like this fourth July inspired outfit. Wonderful design. Very stylist and classical. Really want to have this.

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