Just because you want to be red, white and beautiful this upcoming holiday weekend doesn’t mean you have to leave behind stylish sophistication. Let your patriotism shine by adding a few whimsical key pieces to your ensemble.

 

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Dock & Harbor

 

 

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I adore my super-soft, lightweight modal cotton and cashmere blue lobster scarf from Dock & Harbor, a growing company with designs inspired by coastal Maine. This perfect, subtle wardrobe accent can be worn year-round and includes a finished edge that makes it decidedly casual and totally versatile. Consider pairing this with white skinny jeans and a fitted white tee for an easy, breezy, Independence Day look.

 

 

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One trend I love this season is the return of the full skirt. Paired with a crisp white blouse or tee, this look is universally flattering and so unbelievably comfortable—plus it channels fashion icon Audrey Hepburn! This colorful painted plaid patterned skirt from Talbots (I thought I was way too young to be loving Talbots so much…) livens up this easy pull-on pleated skirt.

 

 

 

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Banana Republic

 

 

 

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Chevron patterns are so in right now but it’s everywhere, so the look can be tiresome. That’s why this tank from Banana Republic is fabulous—it features a more eclectic interpretation of the ubiquitous style. Wear it tucked into a skirt or casually draped over white linen pants or jeans.

 

 

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Fab style and philanthropy merge at TOMS shoes. The company matches every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes for a child in need (they expanded to an eyewear line with the same philosophy in 2011). Though the women’s shoes have expanded to include sandals and wedges, TOMS are best known for their colorful slip-ons. If you want to show your American pride loud and proud, check out this new TOMS design.

 

 

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The great thing about red, white and blue-inspired clothing and accessories is that the look is synonymous with nautical style. How fabulous are these simple enamel anchor post earrings from Pink Pineapple?
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