It’s not just dandy on the Fourth of July; this year’s summer fashion is all about the red, white and blue. It’s stars and stripes, and everything nice.
A lot of fun new ways to wear the iconic elements of the American flag have been springing up lately. Whether it’s colorful hairdos, fun makeup and lip tattoos, bright shades, bikinis, or retro military regalia, old glory is being re-envisioned again and again. Body jewelry is having its star spangled heyday too, as patriotic belly rings are fast becoming a staple of every belly-baring wardrobe. Handcrafted looks with looping, beading, or a painted on feel are especially popular as heritage styling continues to evolve.
To solidify the homespun impression, items with dangles or charms that feature more unique takes on the traditional flag, star, and firework motifs easily add a handmade, down home appeal. Paired with fringed or cropped tanks, cut-off shorts and cowboy boots, little hints of Americana give a little nod to yesteryear while maintaining an air of modern simplicity.
Yankee Doodle, eat your heart out.