What are your 4th of July plans?? I’m hosting a BBQ/pool party, so I have to make sure I’m dressed for the occasion (a.k.a. patriotically and comfortably – hosting calls for a lot of rushing around). Just because the look is casual doesn’t mean it can’t be fun, though. Dialing things down a bit can be kind of freeing, and on Independence Day, nothing’s more appropriate than that!
J. Crew Indigo Polka-Dot Linen and Cotton-Blend Shorts: They may not be stars, but polka dots are just as fun and far more versatile. On NET-A-PORTER for $60.
Madewell Ex-Boyfriend Plaid Shirt: You’re not trying to dress like a flag anyway! Plaid is a little subtler than red and white stripes. On Shopbop for $70.
Prada Saffiano Cork-Wedge Platform Sandal: If you’re going to be running around outside all day with friends and family, then this is clearly not the time for stilettos. Keep these wedges clean, and you can break them out again next year. At Bergdorf Goodman for $425 (from $850).
Olympia Le-Tan Whistle for Me Embroidered Clutch: Nothing’s kitschier than Americana! Why not throw in something unexpected like this novel clutch? On NET-A-PORTER for $1,870.
Oscar de la Renta Looped Lace Cluster Cuff: Full red, white, and blue regalia is a bold look on its own, but you still want to make a statement with your jewelry. Keep it to just one unique (and understated) piece. At Bergdorf Goodman for $395.