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Patriotic Style

Whether you plan to celebrate Independence Day at a parade, barbecue, party or lake, show your holiday spirit in fun and creative ways for the 4th of July this summer!

THE HANDS HAVE IT
For a patriotic look without the commitment of a new outfit, add pops of color to your nails. Get a manicure with designs in red, white and blue polish or head to your local drug or beauty store to pick up nail pens and create your own designs.

AMERICAN AQUATICS
If you are heading to the lake or beach for the 4th of July this summer, why not show your holiday spirit with a new swimsuit or patriotic towel? A nautical themed suit (perhaps paired with a red towel) will help you feel festive but can be worn all summer. Each year local and national retailers carry a wide variety patriotic themed products for the water. Visit a store near you to see what you can find!

GET YOUR COLOR
Choose the Independence Day color you most want to wear! Pull out pieces you already own in red, white or blue or go out and treat yourself to a new item in these iconic American hues! Nothing says you need to don all three colors together. If red is your favorite or you already have a closet full of blue and white, go for those!

LIP SERVICE
A bold red lip always makes a statement. If you want to spice up a simple outfit, you can add a red lip to show your patriotic style! Paired with white shorts and a blue striped top, cherry red lips can complete your patriotic look.

PATRIOTIC ADORNMENTS
If you love the 4th of July, but prefer not to invest in clothing you can only wear once a year, holiday accessories might be the perfect choice for you! Retailers like Hobby Lobby & Party City carry a wide variety of patriotic products from flip flops and beaded necklaces to bags or festive hats. Holiday accessories with a patriotic theme also make great party favor for your guests!

Janae Thomas is a Fashion Merchandising student at Western Michigan University, graduating in April 2018. She is passionate about writing, fashion, & the empowerment of women. Headshot by Robin Maxim.

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