Independence Way

Happy 4th of July to you! I hope you got the opportunity to sit back, put your feet up and relax, as well as, have fun with family and/or friends. 


Today, I got to be festive and wear my Independence Day themed outfit I put together. Since it was the 4th of July, wearing red, white and blue was a given. However, this can be a tricky look to pull off because when wearing the colors of the flag itโ€™s easy to overdo it. My objective was to create an outfit that was patriotic and chic.


Since I love being bold, I had to wear my thick white choker, which is actually a ribbon I reused from a Christmas gift last year. It was that perfect something to tie in all of the white in my outfit. 


The clutch. Oh, this clutch! I bought this bag at the Brewery Art Walk earlier this year. Iโ€™m in love with this geometric, pendleton wool clutch! Handmade in Portland, Oregon, by Mercy Grey Design Co., this item is great for adding a kick to a basic outfit.


Lastly, I combined this blue crop top that a friend gave to me three years ago and my red power skirt, bought from my local vintage shop. By avoiding the busyness of the symbolic stars and stripes, I was able to pay homage to our country without becoming a flag.


Cheers America!