Fashion & Accessories

By Sarah Solomon

(Alyssa Greenberg also contributed to this article)

On July 4, 1776 our nations’ founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence — freeing our brazen country from Britain’s tyranny. Since our courageous act of defiance, America has become a world superpower and home to everything good in this world from the free vote to arguably clean public transportation and Kosher hot dogs.

Whether you’re celebrating Independence Day with a barbecue on the lawn, a seaside jaunt or sprawling out on an urban rooftop, your outfit should be a reflection of your personal style paired with the setting. We’ve included a few looks below to get you off on the right foot.

Sophisticated

Image Courtesy Alyssa Greenberg

Trying to remain sartorially inspired even on the most relaxed of holidays? Stick with a red, white or blue ensemble and add personal touches to make it your own. This girl has accessorized with a striking red lip, a classic sunglass silhouette and one of our nations’ most prevalent symbols — a nearly empty Starbucks cup.

Relaxed

Image Courtesy Alyssa Greenberg

If you’re spending the day with good friends and even more good brews, feeling comfortably casual is of utmost importance. Nothing screams “AMERICA” quite like ripped and faded denim — and she has juxtaposed her shorts with a looser fitting striped V-neck to keep things PG-13.

Rebellious

Image Courtesy Alyssa Greenberg

America was born out of revolution, so feel free to break out of routine and mix things up on your own. We love the idea of depicting the American flag on your body, and who wouldn’t want a kiss on the cheek from this pout? To refuse would be unpatriotic.

Originally published July 2012
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