Patriotic styles: Go red, white & blue
What better way to celebrate Memorial Day than in perfect patriotic style? Whether you attend a family barbecue of host a picnic in the park, these shorts, shirts and dresses will have you feeling cool and outdoor-ready. So ladies, it's time to flaunt your red, white and blue to welcome the summer season with looks that are cute, comfortable and downright patriotic. This Monday, your clothes will scream U-S-A!
Rowboat Dress from J.Crew, $88
This style can be worn time and time again. It buttons part-way down the back for a sophisticated look that can be worn all summer long.
Pair it with tall wedges or metallic flats for different occasions. It comes in royal and navy blue and best of all, has pockets. What more could you ask for?
Linen Shorts from H&M, $25
These shorts are a great staple for every wardrobe. Tuck in a tank or match them with a button-up. Planning on being active this Memorial Day?
If so, shorts are the way to go. This high-waisted pair has a flattering flare. Not to mention they're lightweight and go with everything.
Sequence Caftan from Anthropologie, $198
This top couldn't be a more perfect patriotic choice. Its lightweight fabric keeps you feeling like you're on a breezy tropical vacation, wherever you may be celebrating. Feel free to dress it up with patriotic accessories like oversized sunglasses or a fedora hat, or wear it with white shorts for a classic and stylish summer look.
This top is patterned from top to bottom. Stripes may be the theme for the front, but the back is abound with patriotic polka dots. This look is sure to last.
Tie-Belt Embroidered Skirt from Old Navy, $27
This skirt is light and pleated, just in time for summer. The side bow serves as an ideal belt and draws attention down to the flattering shape of the fabric. Its pattern gives it a fun, flirty look (and you can hide any messes incase some ketchup spills on the otherwise all-white piece).
Jersey ruffle hem cardigan from Banana Republic, $60
Who said sweaters were only for the winter? This short-sleeved, high-fashion cardigan is the answer for chilly, outdoor evenings and is a great choice for layering. You can also wear it into the fall and all spring long. Its cinched waistline and open front makes it easy to wear in many ways. Belt it over a dress or pair it with jeans. And fear not as you throw it in the wash -- this cardigan is 100% cotton.
These 5 styles are as patriotic as they come. We know that red, white and blue are the colors of the American flag but they're also the trending colors in this Memorial Day's fashion choices. Even better, their value to your wardrobe will prove to go beyond this Monday and keep you looking fabulous all year long.