Growing up in the South entertaining is second nature. So it’s no wonder that we Southern Femmes enjoy getting together with friends and family for ALL holidays. With the 4th of July drawing near, it’s time to begin thinking about more than just your holiday party plans and what dish to bring the hostess.
Have you thought about what you are going to wear?
As a Style Coach I often hear from my lovely clients, ‘Once again I waited until the last minute to pick out an outfit for that party and ended up panicking and purchasing something I don’t even like AND probably won’t wear again’.
Don’t let that happen to you this year. Instead take inspiration from these three ensembles and plan ahead so you can fully relax and enjoy your 4th of July soiree… wherever it may be!
Color is king this season. Opt for a burst of ocean blue colored denim paired with a digital print tunic (that is also breezy & airy to combat that humidity!). Wedges give you a dressier look without the pain of heels. And don’t forget your clutch…no oversized daytime bags allowed for a party!
A maxi dress is chic and comfortable for any occasion, especially an evening at the lake. Dress up your jersey maxi with a statement necklace and ring, cork wedges, and a Southern-themed clutch (I’m loving Olympia Le-Tan’s classic book themed clutches!).
You can’t walk into a store this summer without spotting a pair of printed shorts-in all lengths and colors! Tone down the vivid bright shorts with a neutral top with sleeve interest. Go for an effortlessly chic look with layered long and delicate necklaces, embellished gladiator sandals, and a petite shoulder strap bag.
I hope you have a stylish and fabulously fun 4th of July!
Yours in Style,
Megan is a new contributor to The Southern Coterie from Birmingham, Alabama. She is a style coach and wardrobe stylist with a fabulous blog we love, Southern Femme. Megan created Southern Femme as a way to share her fashion adventures,inspirations, and her most coveted style tips with Southern women. You can reach her at email@example.com