Patriot League: Red White & You

I’ve never really been into dressing for holidays. Even when I was a kid, I thought wearing black and orange on Halloween looked ridiculous. In fact, every time I wear orange with anything dark, I always ask myself if I look like it's October 31st. I personally don't understand the ugly sweater craze. Why would you wear something ugly on purpose that you paid money for? Furthermore, wearing red on Valentine’s Day always feels desperate to me. But Fourth of July is different. You have choices! It's the only time when combining red, white and blue can be red, white and well....you. There is a lot of potential for chic and you can combine all or just two of those colors. And unlike ugly sweaters, you can wear your outfit more than once this summer.. Here are some cute July Fourth ideas that will have you looking stylish all summer long.  

PS: If you are looking for some really cool patriotic for t-shirts for men, check out veteran run-company Ranger Up.

DG2 by Diane Gilman Off-the-Shoulder Lace Trim Dress

Yes, that is me wearing this. I love this dress from Diane Gilman. It’s stylish, comfortable and flatters all figures. If you are going to a pool party, you can comfortably wear a bikini or even some one-pieces underneath.  Accessorize with red, white or both.

American Eagle Keyhole Romper

Photo by Sabrina Hill

Photo by Sabrina Hill

I’m also wearing this look. I love rompers, especially this one from American Eagle. It’s super on sale right now, so get yourself a July 4th treat. You can't go wrong with gingham at a BBQ.

Madewell Stretch-Denim Overalls

There’s nothing more American than denim, especially these Madewell overalls. They are the perfect choice if it's not going to be the warmest day and or an early trip to the farmer's market.

Hunza G Greta Bow-Embellished Seersucker Swimsuit

This one-piece is RED HOT. It is also one size and fits anyone who wears sizes XS through large, which is so convenient because I always choose the wrong sized swimwear when ordering online.

Forever21 Cutout Striped High-Low Dress

I love a cutout dress, especially a high-low one. This dress from Forever21 is couture-ish and dramatic. Wear it with cute red heels. 

Ralph Lauren (No Relation) Cropped Cotton Mesh Polo

I love a classic white polo forever, especially this modern update. It works with everything and nothing.