Ah, the Fourth of July! It's that early summer holiday we spend cooking out with family, relaxing by the pool or better yet, in a boat on the lake celebrating with friends. If you're lucky enough to have a huge lakefront with a sandy beach and extravagant fireworks display as we do in Chicago, that's about as good as it gets. But wherever you may live in America, it's the perfect day to express your patriotism and wear a little red, white and blue. The key to pulling this off without looking like Old Glory is to add subtle touches of color in just the right amount. Nautical-style clothing provides a great base for a sophisticated, classic look. Nautical fashion trends have been on the uptick for the past few years and are still afloat. Bold stripes are a huge trend this year and the 4th of July is one of those days when wearing stripes fits perfectly. Navy and white broad stripes with a small red or gold accessory (bracelet, necklace, clutch) really tap into the Fourth of July vibe. If you are invited to a fabulous lakeside soiree or boat bash this 4th of July, will you dress the part and include some nautical accessories? Here are a few ideas, accessories and fashion pieces that might lend inspiration.
We found so many great pieces. Which nautical accessory or piece of clothing is your favorite? Do you have any 4th of July fashion ideas to share? Please leave us a note in the comments. We would love to hear from you!