With America’s Independence day at the forefront of the month, everyone always seems to get re-inspired by Americana style around July. It encourages everyone to bring out their best red, white and blue, and wear it proud. My favorite way to embrace the trend is usually through vintage items, but you can also get the look without having to ditch your closet for some retail therapy. We can thank brands like Ralph Lauren and Levi’s for being the founding fathers of this iconic style and also for encouraging us to always have a great pair of denim in our wardrobe. With that being said, here are a few ways to bring the style from day to night for those fun BBQs and Pool days, and also some inspiring Americana items that you can use in or outside of the holiday month. Read More >
The frayed hem has to be one of my favorite trends at the moment as it has been something that I have been doing myself for years. MOTHER Denim did a variety of washes in their Looker Ankle Fray, but I decided on their Hooked wash (similar) for its classic medium tone.
This look is no different from my other approaches for easy casual weekend attire. I paired the jeans with a star printed shirt by Equipment to add a bit of fun to the look. As a casual outfit is not casual without some flat sandals, I choose a wrap pair by Tibi. I find frayed styles work really well with wrapped styles. I then finished it off with some classics, a Givenchy bag and a Rolex, to help polish the look. How many of you are looking forward to the weekend?
For my weekend going out look, I wanted to do something that I don’t usually do or wear myself. My style has changed a lot lately and evolved over time, so at the moment I am in a dressing up boyfriend jeans phase. To create this outfit, I chose the GOLDSIGN Stevie Blue Distressed Jeans as I love the fit, wash and distressing on them.
To make this outfit chic and give it a stylish vibe, I paired the jeans with a Vince Button Up Shirt as it’s crisp and chose a pair of Gianvito Rossi Pumps in navy as they really pair well with the white and denim. Since I see this as a work outfit, if you work in the fashion industry, I went with a Victoria Beckham Liberty Leather Tote to hold all of your stuff. As this outfit has no colour, I added some in by opting for a Yellow Statement Necklace just to tie it together. To finish things off, you can’t be without a pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses and a statement ring, like this Maud Diamond Ring. Would you wear an outfit like this? Or do you have these jeans?
As per tradition, each of us here always styles a look for an occasion, whether it’s Halloween, New Years Eve or Independence Day (like this one), we always make sure that the look is centred around the theme. Since the 4th of July is very patriotic and American, these looks are made up of red, white and blue pieces, just like the American flag. Each of us took a shade of denim and this is what we came up with!
For my outfit above, I chose the Frame Denim Le Color Rip skinny jeans in Blanc as the base as my denim option was white. I think these are a great white skinny and the rips just add that little bit of casualness to the overall feel. I then paired the jeans with a sleeveless Equipment shirt in red, and chose a YSL Navy Clutch, completing the red, white and blue combination. For the shoes, I wanted a classic black heel to dress things up so I went with the Gianvito Rossi black suede pumps. I wanted to keep the jewellery minimal, meaning I only opted for a single gold bangle by Jeweliq. Finally, as I’m being very patriotic (despite being British), I chose an American flag headband, just to have some fun with the look.
As 4th of July is a holiday that basically revolves around BBQ and the pool, I did a look that will suit both activities for the men. I chose a more affordable denim shirt choice by River Island to pair with a pair of swimming trunks by RVCA. I absolutely love RVCA’s trunks, so I definitely recommend these. As many will be going in and out of the pool, practical shoes are a necessity. I chose a pair of driving shoes by Tod’s. Then of course to finish it all off, a pair of classic Ray-Bans. It won’t be a summer event without sunglasses.
I wanted to focus my 4th of July outfit around a casual setting and style something that would be perfect for the beach or a BBQ. I chose this Isabel Marant print dress because the blue and white print is so fresh. It is a great light piece that would work both as a dress or swim suit cover up. I layered this red Marc by Marc Jacobs denim jacket over the dress, which would be perfect for when temperatures drop during the evening. I loved the patriotic touch of the gold and stars on these Loeffler Randall sandals and the functionality of this straw cross body bag from Scoop. I added a little luxurious touch with these gold and moonstone earrings from Monica Vinader.