Writing and Styling By: Caroline Vazzana
Photography By: Alex Seda
There's no better time than the 4th of July. Not only do we love the escape from our daily lives and look forward to adventurous beach trips, but, we also love a good theme! Yes, the 4th is a time to spend surrounded by family and friends- watching fireworks, eating hot dogs, and relaxing on the beach. But, it's also a time to be your most extra self, decked out in red, white, and blue- stars and sparkles are a must! This year though, you can say goodbye to the predicted striped t-shirts and traditional red dresses of the past and hello to some way chicer options. Think tulle, lace, and of course, an Americana style shoe. That's why we partnered with Manolo Blahnik, to bring you 3 untraditional 4th of July outfit ideas that are totally Instagram worthy- all styled around their new red, white and blue Americana shoes, enjoy!
Give your 4th of July look a whimsical feel with some tulle- because who doesn't love a tulle dress? Whether you're heading to a party at your friends or a family reunion, this look will ensure all eyes are on you. Balance out the ultra feminine vibes of your dress with a denim jacket and plain white tee. And when it comes to the accessories, thats where you go all out. The Manolo Blahnik Americana pump will help you fulfill all of your 4th of July fantasies.
If you're heading to a beachside bar (or even on a 4th of July date), this look is for you. Polished yet fun, because we love a good contrast, pair this relatively sexy top + skirt combo with some hair clips that will have you feeling super nostalgic. I mean, who didn't wear these everyday in sixth grade? Tie your look together with a bold red lip, of course, and the Manolo Blahnik Zaka pump. (Stuffed bear not necessary but recommended!)
You never know when a summer night might get a bit chilly, especially if you're at the shore. When attending an after dark bonfire or fireworks show make sure to opt for a layered look so you don't get cold, because comfort really is key. Here, we took a Hellesy dress and made it double as a jacket over our wide leg pant and off-the-shoulder top combo. The perfect accent to your laid back layered look? These iconic star and stripe boots, which we'd wear on the 4th and pretty much every single day because they're perfection.
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