With Flag Day earlier this week and the 4th of July coming soon, I tapped into my patriotic spirit for inspiration when selecting red/white/blue as my color combo for this post. In the same way that a green item might be bought and worn only on St Patrick’s, it can be challenging to wear red/white/blue without invoking thoughts of the flag or a national holiday.
Jacket – no label, thrifted (similar look, longer, oversized option)
Top – Women’s World Unity (exact, another option)
Jeans – thrifted (pricier option, budget option)
Shoes – Audrey Brooke, old (similar look, another option)
Not that there’s anything wrong with that. When I see a red/white/blue combination, to me it feels warm and homespun, all-American (even though there are other countries with the same colors on their flag). I think of baseball, picnics, and Main Street parades. These are the colors of summer.
Right now, you can’t walk into any of the well-known nation-wide retailers with being just about slapped in the face with red/white/blue clothing, accessories, and decor items. So I succumbed to the merchandising and bought this tie-dyed flag inspired top. Fine, whatever.
Searching through my closet for the rest of the outfit, an all-American look calls for denim so grabbing these slightly distressed skinny jeans (“don’t you have any jeans without holes” said The Husband) was a natural choice. Next, I thought I might try a jacket in a lighter shade for a denim-on-denim look but it didn’t seem to highlight the top as well as my white jacket does. With the red shoes, I’ve repeated the red/white/blue combo and added some extra WOW to the look. I kept this outfit on after these photos were taken as The Husband and I headed out to dinner but I did change into shoes that would be more comfortable for strolling through a local mall.
Let’s Wrap This Up
Now, onto the Fine-Whatever link up for this week. My featured contributor from last week’s link up is Kim from Champagneista. I think that her motto for style and fashion is fantastic … “you can have anything you want in life if you dress for it”.
Do you find yourself opting for or avoiding colors that are associated with certain events or emotions? What rules regarding color do you follow or perhaps disregard? How have you used color to express yourself?
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