Since today is the official first day of summer and the Fourth of July holiday is right around the corner, I kicked off the new season with patriotic fashions and accessories from West County Center on Channel 4’s “Great Day St. Louis” this morning. The best advice that I can give you about showing your patriotism through fashion is to pledge allegiance to your own personal style!
If you like to show the American flag in a bold way, check out Altar’d State. The store has scarves, sunglasses, headbands and even scrunchies with a flag motif. If you want to show a more subtle patriotic look, try their denim romper with eyelet trim, then add the red, white and blue wrap for when it’s cooler in the evening.
Next, Aldo Accessories has everything you need to show your patriotism in a stylish way. From handbags all available in either in red, white or blue to sunglasses and summer hats, you can add just a little bit these patriotic colors to a neutral look. The store even sells swimsuits, so check out the blue and white striped bikini with matching flip flops and white straw hat with blue stripe…the perfect look for the day on a boat.
Finally, Brooks Brothers at West County Center is selling beautiful clothing in solid colors, plus other items that incorporate red, white and blue together. Women will find a beautiful sleeveless cotton blouse with smocking and beaded fringe detail to pair with blue flat-front, side-zip slacks, or pair those pants with a red, white and blue sweater. For a more dressy occasion, check out the red, white and blue plaid skirt with the navy sleeveless shell and red two-button blazer. Accessory-wise, check out the white scarf with red and blue stripes, the red striped crew socks and red, white and blue plaid slip-on shoes.
For men, look for the red sail boat motif pants paired with a blue linen button-front short, or blue and white checked seersucker shorts paired with a classic red polo shirt. And the store has other great items like blue “donkey” socks and red “elephant” socks to show your political party affiliation, American Flag cuff links and a reversible red, white and blue bow tie.
Besides these individual pieces, all available at West County Center, look for these other key trends when selecting your perfect patriotic look: stars, stripes, polka dots and denim.