Dressing for 4th of July: Staying Cool, Patriotic Yet Still Fashionable
by ATFDC Contributor Kelsi Zimmerman
Are you stumped on what to wear for the 4th now that your “look” has finally grown a but more fashionably-mature from the days of the “Fourth of July Tees” purchased from Old Navy? Don’t worry, local retailers have just the pieces you need to keep cool, comfortable and still being fashionably patriotic on independence day whether you are watching fireworks on the mall, listening to all of the live music or going to a cook-out with friends. These pieces found in retailers throughout the nation’s capital are perfect for the color-blocking combinations to let you show off your American pride, yet still giving a modern edge.
This shredded white cotton dress found at Urban Outfitters in Chinatown at 727 7th Street Northwest to pair with these wedges from Bakers of 5300 East West Highway in Hyattsville, Maryland to display a prime example of patriotic color-blocking.
Show off this year’s hottest trend in back-less shirts with this red tank from Urban Outfitters in Chinatown, a pair of cut-off jean shorts, this patent leather royal blue belt and gold studded bangles from Forever 21 at 1025 Street NW, and these silver flats from Bakers in Hyattsville.
At Urban Chic of Georgetown at 1626 Wisconsin Ave you can find this eye-ley Shosana dress to pair with these patriotic wedges of Bakers.
At Hu’s of 3005 M Street Northwest in the Nation’s capital you can find this royal blue cotton shirt-dress to pair with red patent leather belt from Zara of 1025 F Street Northwest to pair with these gold-rope flats from Bakers and these blue and gold bangles from Forever 21.
A 21 year old Maryland Native and Senior Fashion Merchandising major at Stevenson University fashion has consumed Kelsi’s life from a young age and continues to as she travels to experience the fashion scenes from various cities across the world. Kelsi is thrilled to be back in the DMV and help bring to light the rising fashion scene right here in DC.