July 4th will be here before you know it. You’ve already made the supermarket run for soda, fresh fruit, and barbecue sauce. The kids have invited their neighborhood friends over for a favorite American pastime: the pool party.
With the seemingly never ending preparations for the day of stars and stripes, you probably haven’t even thought about what to wear to the festivities. You wouldn’t want to greet guests in the same old star-studded tank as last year (and the year before), would you?
Here at Totsy, we’ve been prepping for our own poolside/barbeque/garden get togethers, and the team has come up with four perfectly patriotic outfit options to get you through the day in style.
The best part? You can don these chic pieces once the party’s over.
1. The BBQ Outfit
Navy Sundress, $29.99, Victoria’s Secret
This flowy sundress is as light as a breeze and the dark color will hide any unsightly sauce stains.
White Sandals, $59.95, DSW
These sandals are so much more than a yard shoe. White will match almost everything in your summer wardrobe, so think of these as a smart investment.
Straw Hat, $50, Top Shop
This floppy straw hat will keep the sun’s rays at bay while the red ribbon will top off your patriotic look.
2. The Pool/Beach Outfit
Red and Blue Tank Suit, $29.99, Sears
This flattering one piece hides any dreaded belly fat and proves that you don’t have to wear the American flag to fit the holiday scene.
Navy Sarong, $13.19, Overstock
A navy blue sarong can match most of the swimsuits in your drawer and serves as a stylish alternative to the baggy tee cover-up.
Red Flip Flops, $3.50, Old Navy
Red flip flops will make your getup really pop, and who couldn’t use another pair of super comfy sandals?
3. The Casual Outfit
Blue and White Striped V Neck, $29.99, Lacoste
Red Shorts, $34.99, Gap
Nautical stripes and red shorts are staples of this season. So, if you haven’t already jumped the bandwagon on these trends, snatch back your fashion credibility by rocking them for freedom.
Navy Ballet Flat, $46.20, Endless
Classic flats can take you from a holiday weekend lounging in the yard to the office.
4. The (Non-BBQ) Party Outfit
White Dress, $24, Lori’s Shoes
Red Belt, $12.07, Asos
The little white dress is an absolute summer must have. Cinch it with a belt and you’ll add a shot of sassy to this sweet frock.
Blue Wedges, $41.95, Steve Madden
Blue wedges are a fun warm weather alternative to sky high pumps, so you can party without the pain!