Plastering American flags on your apparel doesn’t have to be reserved for Independence Day. Wearing red, white, and blue screams of, “Hey y’all. It’s FIN-A-LLY summer. Who wants to go to a BBQ? I’ll bring the brats,” and we are loving these new patriotic pieces we spotted on some of our FAVE bloggers.
The first thing to note about these bold pieces is that they are ACCENTS to your outfit. If you’re going cray cray with flag shorts or sky-high patriotic platforms it is necessary that you keep everything else so so so simple like these fabulous ladies. Take a cue from UK-based blogger Morven Smith of Cats and Rocking Chairs. She lets her stars and stripes Topshop denim shorts be the focal point of her look. She even tied a knot in her baggy white tee to keep the proportions tight and truncated, which puts her bold gams on display. Plus, she kept the other colors basic with a studded black AllSaints (we love!) leather jacket and a tarnished silver cross necklace to make her look retro cool.
New Yorker Tess Pare-Mayer of The Little Black List blog shows us how to rock gargantuan American flag Jeffrey Campbell Litas by wearing a subtle denim-on-denim Canadian tuxedo with a huge gold watch and vintage jewelry. Jeans are a staple in the US of A, so Tess keeps on theme without looking costume-y. LOVE.
What is great about all three of these looks are the face that they are super accessible and easy to find. Example: For rocking out on the beach whenever, wherever, L.A.-based blogger Cheon-Hwa J from Raspberry Jam shows off an American flag-themed bikini from Target. But this suit comes with a warning label: You CANNOT pair it with a cowboy hat or layers and layers of chunky necklaces. Keep it simple with some denim shorts—nothing too flashy. If you go overboard, you might find yourself yelling things like “UH-MERRRCA!” and accidentally trading in your bike for a pickup truck. Although, we’re not opposed to beer coozys. Those are kind of cool.
Cheon-Hwa J’s American flag bikini from Target.
Photo: Courtesy of blogger Raspberry Jam