How to wear: Americana
We’re celebrating the USA’s 238th year of independence. In honour of the land that gave us McDonalds, jazz music, blue jeans and bad reality TV (who are we kidding, we love Keeping Up With The Kardashians), we’re layering on the red, white and blue. This 4th of July, we show you how to work stars, stripes and the flag’s colours into your wardrobe. Whether you’re celebrating at a barbecue, pool party, brunch or cocktail – here’s how to go all-out Americana.
As you celebrate 4th of July the traditional way – with hot dogs, grilled corn and hefty hamburgers at a backyard barbecue – don’t forget to look trendy. Keep it cool and comfy with a classic shorts-and-tee combination and complete your look with a backpack and some slip-ons.
Striped mohair sweater, price on request, Acne Studios. Denim shorts, price on request, Armani Jeans. Woven rucksack, Rs 4,145, Accessorize. Woven slip-ons, Rs 6,840, Rivieras at Net-a-Porter.com
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If your Independence Day plans include sipping on mimosas at brunch, go for cute with a summer dress. Platform wedges are perfect for the day, along with a roomy tote and a pair of sunnies.
Jersey striped dress, Rs 4,200, Forever New. Suede platform wedges, Rs 71,600, Charlotte Olympia. Laser cut shopping bag, Rs 3,990, Mango. Sunglasses, Rs 29,700, TOD's
It’s summer in the States, which means pool parties are the order of the day. Wire up your speakers and get your beach ball out. As you kick back by the pool, opt for a one-piece swimsuit along with a beach bag to store your sunscreen, towel and sunglasses. Fasten on a wide-brimmed hat (partly functional, but mostly just chic).
Lycra bandeau swimsuit, Rs 22,284, Stella McCartney. Floppy hat, Rs 1,800, Asos.com. Striped tote, Rs 889, Forever 21. Briddle leather sandals, Rs 36,000, Hermès
Cocktail parties mean one thing – a killer dress paired with sexy stilettos. Clasp on earrings for some bling and round off your formal ensemble with a statement clutch. There, you’re ready to mingle over hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.
Navy bodycon dress with lace, Rs 4,900, Topshop. Python stilettos, price on request, Christian Louboutin. Red Swarovski and pearl earrings, Rs 3,600, Prerto. Box clutch, price on request, Vionnet