How to Do Fourth of July Like a Fashion Girl

How to Do Fourth of July Like a Fashion Girl

“Ironic” flag prints need not apply.

It's hard—no, make that mind-boggling—to believe that the Fourth of July is here. How are we already halfway through the summer? But, when it comes down to all that Independence Day entails (beer, bronzer, and countless hot dog/leg Instas), we actually don’t mind that summer sixteen is flying by. And while many are stoked for beach parties, BBQs, and fireworks, we're way more concerned about the red, white, and blue fashion. With that said, we tapped a few of our industry friends to find out what they're wearing to celebrate—what else?—our country’s freedom! Happy Fourth, ya’ll.

“4th of July will be a bit different for me this year. I'm due on July 2nd so my 4th will be dictated by when he comes. So, it's totally not about me this time around, it's about him. I want to go to the beach, but I also know I should stay close just in case he decides to make his debut.

Which means my husband and I will probably just chill on our rooftop and enjoy the last moments of being a twosome! But no matter what, even with baby on the way, I try and stay true to my sense of style. I like to feel put together, but in an easy kind of way. Meaning, I will be sporting jeans, a bodysuit, a swim top (showing off the belly) and a cute sandal.”

“I’ll be wearing some sort of large printed smock. In summer, I like to dress like Joni Mitchell without the soul. Anything from the brand Doen.”

“I never really know what to expect from the 4th of July, but I like to be prepared for anything and I hate to have to make an unplanned costume change in the middle of a fun event.

This year, I'm opting for Norma Kamali's swim dress in white. Not only does she make the most flattering swimwear I've ever put on, but she also makes something I can look cute in when I don't want to get wet (which is always). I do like to wear red, white, and blue on the 4th of July and I am never prouder to be an American than in an Olympics year, so this dress covers me for the white.

Since it's a holiday and I hate to do my hair, I'm going to casually tie it up with a red Hermès bandana. I’ll make sure to hold a blue solo cup and or bud light, since that's blue too. As for beauty, same routine goes as everyday, except since I will be outside, I'll pump up the highlight and nix the blush.”

“I’ll be staying in the city this July 4th, but that’s not a reason to not wear a swimsuit, and Eres makes the chicest ones. To offset the tight red one piece, I’ll pair it with an oversized light pant, like these by Chloé (which are literally the coolest pair of pants I’ve ever seen). I’ll also carry a CHANEL bag, I mean, it’s CHANEL so I don’t need to say anything else, but it’s red, white, blue, and striped! So, like, JULY 4th!!!

The key to my beauty regimen during the summer is to wear as little as possible. I’m obsessed with Lancôme’s new juicy shakers (my friend Bramble made me try them): they provide just the right amount of color, but you feel like you’re wearing virtually nothing. If I’m feeling extra fancy, I’ll combine two colors. And these hair pins? I love a good hairpin any day of the week but these are the best I’ve found–they keep my frizzy summer hair out of my face, are affordable, and are the cutest things I’ve ever seen. Oh, and they’re Jen Atkin-approved.”

“This July 4th I plan to spend the day floating on an inflatable unicorn wearing lots of sunscreen and a baseball hat to protect my skin from the sun. Neutrogena Wet Skin is the best since there’s no weird white residue, just a sheer mist. I’ll be in a bikini and cut-off shorts, which means a major self-tanning session is in order. Since I always forget to do it in advance, Lancôme’s Flash Bronzer Body Gel is perfect because it gives you an immediate glow.”

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