Celebrate your independence

This weekend marked the first official day of summer (although the 90-degree weather we’ve been having since May surely constitutes the season’s start), which is undoubtedly the best season of them all. As much as I love crisp fall and snowy winter, and even rainy spring, summer is when you get to relax, spend the most time outside and (if you’re lucky) take a relaxing vacation, allowing you to get a bit of a tan and unwind.

What signifies summer to me even further is July 4th. Every year I attend a pool party hosted by a friend and have the chance to spend time relaxing and just enjoying summer. (It doesn’t hurt that it will be a long weekend, too!) Whether you’re spending your Independence Day by a pool, or cooking out by the grill, you want to make sure you show your stripes and stick to the classic red, white and blue. See my favorite looks for the holiday:

BACKYARD BARBECUE

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J.Crew Tassel Dress $68 $27 code LONGWEEKEND
Gap Ankle-Wrap Wedges $70 $49
Banana Republic Tote $168 (red sold out, navy on sale for $150 $75)

FIREWORKS ON A BLANKET

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H&M Tank $6
J.Crew Pull-On Short $50 $35 code LONGWEEKEND
Old Navy Espadrilles $23 $11 code GOLDMINE

BY THE WATER

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Victoria’s Secret The Angel Convertible $55 $41
Victoria’s Secret The Knockout Bikini $35 $16
Madewell Denim Shorts $75 $40 code META20
Tory Burch Sandals $175 $123
*If you’re feeling really patriotic, check out this amazing American Apparel American Flag one-piece for $48 (featured image)!

 

XO
Amanda

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