Americans kick off the summer every fourth of July by celebrating Independence Day. While the day is meant to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, severing the original 13 American colonies' ties with the British Monarchy, it has become a day of sun, sand, cookouts, and fireworks. Whether your plans for the Fourth of July take you to the river, the beach, or even just to your backyard, your outfit must scream summer fun, and being some combination of red, white, and blue is encouraged! My Melrose and Melrose Family Fashions have a wide selection of summer essentials that can form the perfect building blocks of your look for this 4th of July and remain part of your wardrobe for the rest of the summer. Check out our five ladies' outfits below for inspiration, or completely replicate them by looking at your nearest location.
"Ambiance" 33" Spaghetti Strap Front Tie Dress
Fourth of July celebrations may be all about hot dogs, hamburgers, and beer, but you can zhuzh it up a bit and have a look that is more wine and charcuterie if you please. This "Ambiance" 33" Spaghetti Strap Front Tie Dress is a lightweight, comfortable dress that allows you to withstand thermometer busting temperatures while showcasing a more elegant flair than the average shorts and flip flop ensemble. We recommend silver tone jewelry with blue stones if you want to really show off you patriotic spirit. This solid red dress makes a great canvass for your favorite accessories no matter what occasion you are dressing for! Finally we have paired this look with "Soda" 1" Pleather Lug Wedge Sandals, which should allow you to keep up during any activities while not cramping your elevated style.
"Profile" Tube Cargo Jumpsuit
Enjoy the feeling of the sun on your shoulders by enjoying your 4th of July celebrations wearing this Profile tube top cargo jumpsuit. Its loose fit and big pockets give it a little bit of streetwear flavor, which can be played into by pairing this look with low-top sneakers and big hoop earrings, or dialed down as we are showing here with these “Weeboo” denim strap wood sole platform heels. The simplicity of this look begs you to grab your favorite fun and funky sunglasses and jewelry to put your stamp on this look. This incredibly versatile bit of clothing is an affordable essential that needs to be a part of your wardrobe this summer.
"Chocolate" Short Sleeve Striped Front Tie Top
This is the quintessential summer look: short sleeve top tied off at the bottom to show off a bit of tummy and a pair of distressed denim shorts. It's a summer uniform that is never out of place while the sun hangs high overhead as you enjoy the lake, the beach, camping, or cookouts. The Melrose take on this look features a striped "Chocolate" short sleeve top, which gives off big-time summer camp energy with "Wax" 11" distressed denim shorts. Capping off this essential look are a pair of "Weeboo" double buckle slide sandals that are a much more affordable take on a classic sandal style. You can swap out the sandals for sneakers (our S-3 low-top canvas sneakers in black are a great choice) if your plans require you to be more active.
"Thread" 17" Short Sleeve Button Down Elastic Back Crop Top
We are not done with looks that carry considerable summer camp energy! This short sleeve button-down crop has the vibe of what your camp counselor might wear, only much more modern and a bit sexier. To keep that more modern and a bit sexier theme going, we’ve ditched the khaki shorts that a dorky camp counselor might wear and have opted for lightly distressed “Wax” light-wash denim shorts. Capping it off with our S-3 low-top canvas sneakers, we have a look that will draw attention while allowing you to enjoy almost any summer activity in total comfort.
"Ambiance" Short Sleeve Boat Neck Crop Top
We are rounding out our Fourth of July outfits with a look that is just as suitable for a cruise around the lake in a boat as it is for a picnic in the park. This "Ambiance" short sleeve boat neck crop top with "Wax" 3" light wash denim jean shorts and "Soda" lug sole wedge sandals fits in at any summer venue. Wear it over a bathing suit if you are headed to the beach or pool, or accessorize it for a family gathering or barbecue--this outfit gives you options.
We hope you've been inspired to head to your nearest Melrose store to assemble your look for the Fourth of July weekend! However you plan to kick off your summer and celebrate the birth of the United States, we hope you have a safe, enjoyable, and memorable celebration! See you next week with another hot take on the hottest fashion.