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| Posted by Robin Barrett Wilson

What to wear this July 4th!

Can you believe July 4th is less than a week away?  I always feel like this is the start to summer.  Weekends filled with family barbecues, going to the beach, and reasons to wear my assortment of hats!  (yes, I love hats!)

Just in case you are stretched for time (as I am), I thought I would answer the questions I hear whenever there is an event to attend.  What to wear?

1) The Whimsical Skirt

I found Refried Tees this past April and couldn't wait for these designs to arrive.  We have a few different styles and prints (mini & midi skirts, sundresses - in store only exclusive) that are sure to inspire.  A bit of vintage, a bit of whimsy, and made in the USA!  A great addition to the store.

refried Tees

Refried Tees started 3 years ago when founder, Lisa Litos, decided to take her love of fashion,  her skill to sew, and a desire to upcycle to create fun and stylish designs.  At first they were just for her.  And then compliments came, then her friends starting ordering these tops, skirts, and dresses....then friends of friends, and so on, and so on.

So, what to wear with this skirt?  Our intern, Kari, has it styled with a simple sleeveless top in blue.

To give this look a bit of street style,  Converse sneakers are a favorite of ours.   And for this warm weather, a simple white tank and  the wave necklace to show your love of the  ocean. 

white tank, converse sneakers and wave necklace

 {Top Net-a-Porter, Converse Sneakers, T Jazelle Necklace}

2) The Perfect White top

We love enCircled - Pack Less, Do More.

I met the designer of enCircled, Kristi, while we were both working at a consulting firm a few years back.  I have loved Kristi's designs from the moment I touched them.  Soft, multi-functional, and eco-friendly - Smart!  

 Evolve top in white

The Evolve top is perfect for this upcoming holiday weekend, especially if you have multiple events to attend.  The fabric is cool and doesn't wrinkle and the draping can be worn in the front or back, short sleeves, cap sleeves.  Lots of options!
To give this top a more casual feel we love our vintage patchwork cropped jeans and red sandals.  Of course, a long necklace (this is T Jazelle new Cleo design) to complete the look.  
Henry and Belle jeans, red sandles, T Jazelle Cleo necklace
{Jeans Henry and Belle, Shoes Nine West, Necklace T Jazelle}
3) The White Jeans
I know, I talk about white jeans a lot.  They are the perfect summer staple.
We fell in love with Parker Smith the moment we tried them on.  Soft fabric, a great fit for all shapes and sizes (and our team represents a wide range of sizes) and Made in the USA (always a priority for us).  We added Parker Smith in White (and only white) to see what you all thought?
We were thrilled that you agreed with us.  We were almost sold out in a couple of weeks (and we didn't put them on our website - this was an in-store exclusive).  
Parker Smith jeans in white
So, what to wear with this classic?

A feel of old Hollywood, the floppy hat is perfect  for a hot July 4th day.  In keeping with the red, white, and blue theme we  paired this with these amazing red sandals and  blue denim tank.

Blue tank, red heels, floppy hat

  {Top Net-a-Porter, Shoes Nine West, Hat J Crew} 

Remember, your style should always come through.  That's what really makes an outfit, when you love what you are wearing.

Enjoy the holiday and may it be a safe one!

Love and Karma

robin b.

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