Most would not know this about me, but the 4th of July is my all-time favorite time of year. Just the thought of it brings back vivid childhood memories of watching fireworks light up the Maine summer night sky. And, this time of year, in particular, has always been the vision of All-American Style to me.
American Style is not just the obvious stars, stripes, red, white and blue. It’s history, knowledge and an understanding of the resilient spirit of America. Working class folks, farmers, cowboys and pioneer women, inspire this style. Traditional navy blue blazers, lots of denim, cotton prairie style, white eyelet & floral fabrics, basic tee, button downs shirts, chunky hand-knits, plaids, picnic plaids and much more. Denim is the staple and it is an iconic Americana fabric. Originally developed in the States, jeans have been around for longer then most care to remember. They echo a look that is uncomplicated, practical, and versatile. It is one of the most universally loved fabrics around the world.
Whatever your plans are for July 4th be sure to make your own fireworks by celebrating where you live and take some fashion inspiration from your country as well!