Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays for outfits! Think about it…Halloween is not flattering to anyone, Thanksgiving is drab, Christmas has too much tendency to be totally cheesy. But the Fourth is crisp and summery and involves pretty colors that flatter everyone! Here are some of my favorite patriot pieces for this summer:
Summertime comes early here in the concrete jungle, and that means two things: the obvious hot and muggy Gulf Coast weather and the absolutely frigid temps that can sometimes sneak up on us when we go indoors. The A/C in Houston office buildings and restaurants usually feels colder than any January polar vortex we might happen to endure, so traveling with a jacket or scarf is a must. My white blazer is a warm weather staple I like to keep in my car to stave off those ridiculous manufactured arctic blasts! It also kicks any outfit up a notch when your plans involve a fancier evening out.
For the steamy summer days (and nights), there is no better outfit than a breezy romper. I spotted this TopShop tropical print jumpsuit at Nordstrom recently, and I knew it would become a go-to for my summer wardrobe. The lightweight fabric and flowy fit make it perfect for the heat, and it’s super stylish to boot!
I have recently been pushing myself more toward prints and patterns, and the palm leaf print on this jumpsuit is just so fun! It reminds me a little of the Golden Girls, but in a good way! I have noticed this tropical pattern all over the place lately — I especially love the combo of this Vince Camuto blazer and shorts, as well as this dress and swimsuit. You really can’t go wrong with this classic green and white print!
Jumpsuit: TopShop (also available here) | Jacket: Rebecca Minkoff (boyfriend version here and less expensive option here) | Shoes: Vince (less expensive option here) | Clutch: Elaine Turner, sold out (here and here for similar) | Agate Cuff Bracelet: here for similar | Enamel Bracelet: Hermes (here and here for less expensive similar options) | Feather Cuff: here and here for similar | Gold Bangle: Marco Bicego | Initial Bracelet: Alex & Ani | Gold Bangles: here for similar |Ring: Madewell