The 4th of July is just around the corner and as we do every year, each of us here have put together a look centered around red, white and blue in celebration. There are two women’s outfits and one man’s look, each involving red, white or blue denim. Happy 4th everyone! Wear your denim well!
I decided to go for a pool or beach inspired look this year since the weather is abnormally hot over here in the UK. This one will be perfect for those of you in the warmer states right now! I went for a pair of Isabel Marant Etoile Denim Shorts in red as my base and then went all out with this cool GUESS American Triangle Bikini Top to really add some flare! Since it can get chilly with the wind or some of us like to be a little more covered, I chose a Romwe White Kimono to layer over the top and some Charlotte Russe White Wooden Platforms to match. Finally, I finished it off with some patriotic US Flag Sunglasses for some fun and some Blue Glitter Nail Polish.
When I think 4th of July, the first thing that always comes to mind is a pool party and BBQ. Especially being in California, the weather is usually always in the mid-90s or higher during that day. So swimming trunks are definitely a standard choice when coming up with a look for it. I went for a pair of shorts by Quality Peoples shorts to pair with a white denim shirt from MOTHER and a simple grey tank by The Idle Man. Then to finish the look off a pair of slides by Adidas to carry on the the pool party vibe. How many of you guys like to keep it simple during the holiday?
My 4th of July plans are always pretty laid back and casual, so I wanted to style a look that would be comfortable for a low key gathering but still polished. I chose these boyfriend style jeans from FRAME, since boyfriend jeans have a great casual fit. I paired them with this gingham check blouse from Equipment because I think the gingham is such a classic print and is so perfect for summer. I loved the idea of keeping the look all blue, so I added a bit of a bolder shade with these Aquazzura blue espadrille sandals. For accessories, I finished with this woven straw clutch from LAGGO and these nude cat eye frames from Ray-Ban.
A denim jacket is an essential for summer and the bomber jacket is a great take on the classic, so I chose this Diesel denim bomber to style my weekend going out look around. Since the bomber jacket has a more masculine feel, I chose this bold stripe Karen Millen skirt, since I love how the bomber contrasts the structure of the skirt. I added a pair of Stan Smith sneakers to play off the sportier vibe of the jacket as well. Lastly, I finished with these gold Linda Farrow glasses and this navy straw tote from Sensi Studio, which I think would make this a great look for the farmer’s market or running errands.
I adore denim skirts at the moment and have done since the trend fully took off this year. I used to wear them when I was younger, but as I grew up, those short denim skirts just weren’t for me anymore. However, so many denim brands have now released such modern takes on denim skirts that there’s a style to suit everyone. From the classic 90’s vibe, to pencil skirts, skater skits and more. With their new modern twist, you definitely wont feel dated or out of place! I’ve put together 5 different looks styled around 5 different denim skirts and each one suits a different genre of fashion! Which do you like?
The Boho Vibe
This is the style that I always associate with Alexa Chung, Alessandra Ambrosio and Vanessa Hudgens. Those ladies really know how to work their fringe and denim, making it look stylish. This denim skirt is of course the one that Alexa Chung designed for her AG Jeans collaboration, so it’s fitting. You really can’t go wrong by pairing this style with fringe, tan and flowy pieces! Given its versatility though, it can definitely be worn other ways if this isn’t for you.
The Chopper has to be one of my favorite styles that James Jeans has ever released. There is a model off duty sense to them that I find so appealing and perfect for the new season. So that was the aesthetic that I went for when styling the Destroyed Indigo wash. See how I styled them below.
For this look here, I went for the model off duty era when Daria Werbowy and Gemma Ward took over the runways. The way they smartened up their destroyed denim is something that I have always been a fan of. I paired them with a Rag & Bone muscle shirt to layer under a Stella McCartney blazer to add to the tomboy feel. I then went for a pair of Toga Pulla boots to also help bring on the vibe, but also tie in the feminine touch of the Dannijo necklace. The necklace adds a nice flare, I find, without taking too much away from the vibe of the overall look.
Grunge is always a look that models go for, when they are roaming the streets for those street style photographers and Binx Walton is one that inspired this one here. There is a way to her personal style that I find cool with the way she carries herself. I paired the shorts with a t shirt from FRAME to add to the comfortable feel of the look. Then to carry that over, a cardigan by Equipment and a pair of Chucks. Then to finish it all off, a bracelet by Miansai just to add that little bit more to the look.
For this look here, I wanted to make it completely feminine. Something that you can definitely see Leandra Medine of ManRepeller wearing herself. I went for a Tibi top to pair with the shorts to contrast against the masculinity of them. To carry that mix of masculine and feminine further, a pair of 3.1 Phillip Lim mules and a set of bracelets from Spinelli Kilcollin. As I see this look as something of more of a statement, a clutch by Saint Laurent is the perfect bag to finish it all off.
– How many of you are rethinking the idea of these shorts?