Tuesday, June 24, 2014

How To Style: Red, White, and Blue

I know I say this every month, but Megan's adorably patriotic looks might just be my favorite yet. I love that she is perfectly festive for the occasion without looking like she's wearing a costume. Plus if those big blonde curls don't say "America," I don't know what does. Here she is!

Megan: The Fourth of July is just around the corner, which means the countdown to cook-outs, picnics, and block parties has begun! When it comes to style, nothing is more patriotic to me than red, white, and blue with a dash of nautical, so I have put together three looks to keep you stylish and festive no matter your plans for Independence Day. Here's to the Stars & Stripes!
A Casual Cook-out
Megan: A casual cook-out doesn't call for much more than a tee and a pair of shorts, but since it's a party, I look for pieces with a little something special like the golden embroidered anchor on this top and the pleats and mitered stripes of these shorts. I've added a pop of red with these ballet flats and striped wristlet to keep my phone and lipstick at the ready.
Shirt: J.Crew Factory, also love this long sleeve tee and this sweater for chillier evenings | Shorts: J.Crew (similar J.Crew Factory version) | Bag: Kate Spade, old (similar) | Bracelet: Kate Spade | Shoes: J.Crew; similar Banana Republic version

Rooftop Fireworks
Megan: A summer dress is my go-to piece for an afternoon party that very well may extend right into the evening. The structured material and tailoring of this dress offers a bit of polish, while the bold red and blue stripes keep it perfectly patriotic. I've paired it with some fun faux pearls and an anchor belt for a bit of preppy whimsy and a pair of navy wedges for some (comfortable) height. 
Dress: J.Crew Factory | Belt: Crewcuts (similar J.Crew Factory version) | Necklace: J.Crew (similar) | Shoes: Kate Spade, old (similar J.Crew version)

A Clambake on the Beach
Megan: When it comes to dressing for a summer of leisure, to me there is nothing chicer than a tunic. I picture Jackie Kennedy at sunset, throwing on a tunic dress over salty, ​slightly sunburned skin after a day spent by the water. I have become a recent devotee of Sail to Sable, and I love their linen tunic dresses with nautical details. These dresses frequently take me from an afternoon by the pool straight to dinner with friends - and no one's the wiser.
Dress: Sail to Sable (similar; similar Tory Burch version; another Tory Burch version) | Necklace: Kate Spade (similar C.Wonder version) | Bracelet: vintage (similar Kate Spade version) | Shoes: J.Crew (similar; similar Ann Taylor version; similar J.Crew Factory version)

All images in this post are by photographer Kristin Lance.

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