Choosing the best 4th of July look can be a lesson in layers in San Francisco. Karl the Fog has crashed many of our celebrations over the years and watching a fog filtered fireworks show is the norm. This year both Megan and I are leaving the city for the holiday to celebrate (hopefully) with a little more sunshine.
We think this look is the perfect solution for your next BBQ or summer celebration, regardless of the location. It balances out fun and colorful, without sacrificing comfort. If you are staying in the city, layer on a scarf and leather jacket.
Chose One Fun Statement Piece & Go From There
The focal point of this look is a flirty one shoulder ruffle top. The red color is certainly a pop for the season and a popular shade for this summer (many designers have used it in their collections). I love that it is slightly oversized so it's easy to wear and you won't overheat in it.
Keep It Casual With A Great Pair of Jeans
Denim is the foundation to a great Californian wardrobe. We've said it before, having a great fitting pair of jeans in a dark and medium wash has endless outfitting options. I picked up these AG jeans from Nordstrom Rack this spring and have been reaching for them every week. The fray bottom and lighter wash help keep all of my spring looks a little softer. I also chose my espadrilles to give me a little more height and offset the wide top.
Pro tip: If you are outfitting with a flowy top, match it with a tailored or skinny bottom to create balance.
Top It Off With Metallic
Since it's a holiday that's known for its sparkle, adding a touch of metallics seems appropriate. We love the versatility of these J.Crew bangles and the novelty of the Jigsaw London clutch to tie it all together in a clean way.
Have a safe a Happy 4th!
Shop the look: J.Crew One-shoulder ruffle top in eyelet (ON SALE in THREE COLORS), AG Stilt Jeans (other options), Jigsaw London Alana Large Silver Leather Pouch (ON SALE), Lace Up Espadrille (similar bargain, similar investment), Jessica Thompson Earrings (similar) and J.Crew Gold Bangles