Its the sublime nod to Americana that really sets off fireworks.
SAVE THE LITERAL TRANSLATIONS for Old Glory and instead think in terms of longevity—can you wear it after The Fourth? If the answer is a resounding “yes,” then you’re on the right track. Red and white always looks right, and incorporating blue is pretty good too (and very July-appropriate). We’re loving abstract patterns, especially those that could pass for watercolor or creative ink blots, as fashion’s infatuation with the arts is still going strong. In terms of accessories, bright little pops of cherry negate any need for sparklers— and although most eyes will be skyward in anticipation of the impending fireworks, the grand finale will no doubt be your mastery of America’s most iconic color combo.
1/ CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN SHOES available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811. 2/ DIANE VON FÜRSTENBERG TUNIC available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200. 3/ M TOP available at Mister Guy Women’s Store, Ladue, 314.991.5262. 4/ FRED PERRY SHOES available at Sole & Blues, The Loop, 314.863.3600. 5/ NICOLE MILLER DRESS available at Vie, Ladue, 314.997.0124. 6/ ALTERNATIVE APPAREL TANK available at Blush, Kirkwood, 314.965.4411. 7/ GUCCI CLUTCH and SCARF available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200.
Photo credit: Attilio DAgostino