I am a HUGE sucker for 4th of July. As I think about what I’m packing this year for my 4th festivies, I get even more excited about this magical holiday. Let me share with you my style article I wrote for Thomasville Scene Magazine.
Ohhh I just love Fourth of July! It’s not just the hotdogs, pool parties and fireworks but the fashion! I love how literal you can be with this holiday. It seems completely ok to be campy and decked out with stars and stripes from head to toe. Here are some great ideas if you want to step up your look for this year’s festivities.
Stripes stripes and more stripes
Not only is this a perfect look for summer but a perfect look for the 4th.
How can you NOT be in a good mood while wearing stars? The more the merrier I say!
Pairing with white
No matter if you choose a red and white stripe tunic or a blouse with stars, if you pair these with white (shorts or pants) you look fresh and on point.
Polka dots and stripes
I know this seems like a lot is going on in an ensemble but why not? It’s time to celebrate our country! Let’s show it by combining prints!!!!
Wide Brim Hat
You can never, and do repeat never, go wrong with a wide brim hat. You will receive so many compliments you won’t know what to do with yourself! Plus it protects your pretty face from burning.
So you think you won’t ever wear these babies again?!?! I have a feeling you will find another occasion. Wedges, Tennies, flip flops whatever- pick up a pair and enjoy.
I bought an American flag bikini years ago and I still wear it! It’s perfect for this holiday and for vacation. I think it’s a must for this year!
I’m such a fan of scarves. Perfect year around and always the exact accessory you need to punch up an outfit. Too hot to wear? Then throw it on your tote!
Scarves, turbans, barrettes, ribbons- I love them. Why should the kids have all the fun?!?!
Since everything goes back to having incredible pictures from your awesome party. Here’s a way for everyone to look festive. Grab a few pairs of red, white and blue glasses ready for picture time! Facebook approved.
Nail art is all the rage and it totally should be. Get some action on your nails. I promise this is also a sure fire way to get in a great mood!
No matter what you do this 4th enjoy yourself and let your hair down. I declare this holiday the judge-free zone! Now go play with some sparklers in the back yard. Check out: www.LoftissSays.com for more style and beauty tips especially her “Make It Work” Mondays!
Emily Loftiss is a TV Host and Style and Beauty Expert. Emily has worked
with NBC, MTV, ABC, Chic.tv, US Olympics, interviewed at 7 seasons of NYFW and interviewed on countless red carpets. Emily is a Spokesperson for Old Navy and Henri Bendel and collaborated with L’Oreal, Huffington Post, AOL, Stylist, Remington Hair Products and Birchbox to name a few.. Emily is originally from Thomasville and was the first cover for the Thomasville Scene in 2006. Emily lived in New York City for the past 10 years and recently moved to Orange County, California. Emily is currently working on her wedding in Thomasville in spring of 2014.
ALSO announcing my Stylebug Giveaway Winner is:
I know you will LOVE your Kurt Thomas dress and I will post pictures of you wearing them on the blog. Thank you to everyone who participated in the giveaway. I love love love partnering up with brands for my readers. Happy Monday, Happy 4th and I’ll see you next Monday when “Wedding Talk” is up!
I have the biggest obsession with the flag as a fashion statement! My Memorial Day outfit on vacation in New Orleans was epic. Flag bikini is IT always. And my red stripe espadrilles are my favorite summer staple! Love that we share this!!!