Beachy, Cheeky, Chic-Y: July 4th Looks

With America’s birthday candles lighting up the sky with fireworks this July for the 239th time, fashion enthusiasts can rejoice: yet another excuse to dress up! In true American spirit, Independence Day leaves a lot of freedom when it comes to July 4th looks. For one, it’s fairly low pressure. While there is usually no obligation to wear anything out of the ordinary, it’s fun to exercise your right to sport patriotism on your sleeve if you so choose. Landing smack dab in the middle of the summer, July 4th’s low-key vibe typically lands in beach, barbecue or picnic form. So with that, I had a blast compiling a few July 4th looks on Polyvore that express your silly, saucy and chic sides to the holiday. Viva l’America!

Beachy July 4th Looks
Beachy: Go retro with high-waisted bikini bottoms or a one-shoulder ruffle swimsuit. For a modern twist, sport a criss-cross colorblock bikini or a low-plunge belted one-piece. Add a contemporary tote with one like this one by Marc by Marc Jacobs with some festive star-shaped earrings. And the glittery clutch? Just ’cause!
Cheeky July 4th Looks
Cheeky: Playful designers like Charlotte Olympia are all about a tongue-in-cheek clutch like this one with red-polished fingertips. In true DVF form, Diane von Furstenberg stays true to her liberal pattern roots with this bold dress, too. And for the one time a year you can look like a human firework, throw in this cobalt hat and vintage Tiffany & Co. earrings.


Chic-y July 4th Looks
Chic-y: Drawing inspiration from classic and feminine silhouettes, wear an A-line dress with a good twirl factor. And in the spirit of all things chic, I had to get a little French with some Coco Chanel, Hermès and Christian Louboutin. For the next blog, stay tuned for an homage to some of our favorite American designers, too.


Wishing all of you a wonderful Independence Day with your family and friends. We will be closed on July 4th, but stop by anytime and share your summer stories with us.

Author: Chris Gauger

Chris is a self-confessed resale fashionista. A fashion recycler from an early age, she learned the consignment business from her mother, Jan Gauger, at omt divine resale in Lincoln, Nebraska. Chris moved to Portland, Oregon in 1990 and immediately felt at home, among her people. She started Here We Go Again Deluxe Resale Boutique in 1992 and has never looked back. The second location of her store opened in 1997. Chris loves pretty much everything about clothes and fashion, but she has a serious boot and shoe addiction that is fed by the two stores. It's doubtful she will ever be recovered. In addition to clothes, Chris loves mentoring young women and teaching them about what it takes to run and manage a small business. She has employed some pretty remarkable women over the years and is grateful for all they've done to help grow Here We Go Again. She is a Hoosier by birth, but was raised in Nebraska. She has two sisters who continue to run the consignment store there, and one brother who has sense enough to stay out of the way. Her husband of twenty-seven years, is a land use planner and the fix-anything-guru that Chris relies upon more often than she'd like.

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