The 4th of July is right around the corner and I am so excited for all the Red, White & Blue I can handle! I have already started pulling all the red, white and blue I can find from mine and Atlas's closet so we have a weeks worth of festive outfits to wear for the big summer holiday. When I was a child 4th of July was 'the' holiday for my family. My grandparents would throw a huge bash at their farmhouse for the entire neighborhood and it was easily the most memorable night of the summer. My grandpa would spend hours making homemade ice cream, and my grandma would cook and cook for days prior to the big event! The kids would catch frogs the week of the forth and save them for the traditional frog races my grandmother would hold for us every year. I wish I could find pictures of us holding the frog races, so much fun and I'm sure hilarious for anyone not from our family to see! I have so many memories of July 4th on the farm and it makes me miss that old farmhouse and my grandparents terribly.
My parents are holding a 4th of July party this year, and you can bet I'll be wearing red, white and blue all week long. I've pulled together some 4th of July Inspired Outfits from my closet and I hope this post brings you inspiration for the week ahead. Mostly everything I am wearing in this post is old, except for these new red shoes from Lulus's which I love as a summer staple. You can also find me wearing them here in my Memorial Day post. I think they may almost be sold out, but I also love these which are almost identical.
Here are five 4th of July Inspired outfits I pulled together from my closet, and my recommendations on where you can find similar pieces. I wasn't able to get Atlas in all of my photos, mostly because he is three and can only handle a couple pictures at a time. Plus changing him into that many outfits for one photo-op is a nightmare friends, but he is always such a good sport to help his mama out!
1. Blue Striped Dress w/ Converse
I love this look because it is so comfy and simple. I found this blue striped dress for a steal at $19.00 at a boutique during my trip to Palm Springs with my sister, you can find my blog post about our trip here. I paired this dress with my converse and a Ralph Lauren ball cap for a sporty look. For a touch of red you could wear pair a striped dress with a red cardigan, which I tied around my waist because it was terribly humid during our photo shoot. Even in the Texas heat, I often always keep a sweater with me because I get chilly as soon as I step indoors.
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2. Light Blue Stripes
I have been wearing this combo all summer long, an off the shoulder top with crisp white shorts! My mother in-law got me these white shorts from T.J. Maxx, but I found a similar pair from Ralph Lauren as linked below. My white espadrille wedges are from Lulu's and are such a great price at only $23.00. If your looking for the perfect pair of espadrilles I definitely recommend them. Atlas's outfit is from Carters also from my mother-in law which I couldn't find online, but I linked a similar top and some classic navy shorts perfect for July 4th. My mother in law also just got him a pair of classic boat shoes from Target, but I linked a similar pair from Carters!
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3. Red Romper & Navy with Stripes
I found this plaid red romper at Old Navy during the beginning of summer, but it is currently sold out unfortunately. I linked a gingham red romper from Ralph Lauren that is adorable, and Francesca's also has so many cute options. I picked my top three favorite options that would all work perfectly for July 4th below! Atlas is wearing a classic navy polo and seersucker shorts with his boat shoes! I love a classic American style for little boys and you will often find Atlas in classic outfits similar to this one. Ralph Lauren is his go to clothing brand and they are currently having their summer sale through 6/27. Take an Extra 25% Off Select Styles for Up To 60% Off with Code SUM25. Offer valid through 6/27.
4. Denim on Denim with Red Shoes
This is my go-to look for when I don't feel like getting dressed in the morning. I often wear this outfit to work because it is so simple you can't mess it up. I found these red shoes at Lulu's at the beginning of summer for such a great price and they are perfect for July 4th. I believe Lulu's is almost sold out of these red beauties, but I found a very similar pair below.
5. Sailor Shorts & A Red Checkered Shirt
I am in love with sailor shorts, and I found these at the same boutique in Palm Springs which I fell in love with.They are the perfect shade of navy blue and I can wear them with so many different tops. For a casual look I went with a simple white striped top and my red shoes. Classic and comfy for this Texas humidity we are having lately. Both Atlas and I are wearing sunnies from FJ Popshop, we love their styles and they have so many at a great price. I tend not to spend that much on sunglasses because when I do I either lose them or break them. I have been impressed with the quality of sunglasses at FJ Popshop and they have become a go to shop for me when I'm in need of a new pair! I have been wearing the heart sunnies quite often because I love the playful look they give for summer. I chose a classic aviator style for Atlas because they go great with his wardrobe. Atlas is wearing his classic chambray shorts and a red checkered button up which I love for the 4th of July. Such a great staple item for all summer long, but particularly perfect for this holiday!
This was a fun photo-shoot with Atlas, he gets so animated in front of the camera and has a good time with it. I hope this post brings you some inspiration for planning the perfect 4th of July outfit this coming weekend. Which look was your favorite? I would love to hear from you in the comments section below.