Posted on June 28 2017
Everyone’s favorite month of summer is coming in hot…literally. While this year has been very busy for a lot of us and to say it has flown by would be an understatement, the idea of a small change of pace to celebrate Independence Day couldn’t have come at a better time. Am I right? Fourth of July Inspiration is heading your way!
Whether you’re traveling, visiting friends or family, or hosting a get-together, it’s the WRITTEN Woman’s nature to try and be on top of it all. We’ve all been there: between planning, picking up flowers, ordering desserts, making sure drinks are on ice, cleaning the house (or at least hiding a bunch of stuff in the catchall closet) the to-do list adds up quickly and before you know it, your day off goes spiraling into a panic.
We know how to set priorities for our work day, so with Fourth of July plans, it should be no different. Let’s focus on the only two things that matter: fashion and food. With that, I’ve compiled Fourth of July Inspiration for your wardrobe additions, as well as, indulgent party recipes that speak to your love for a good time.
Independence Day Fashion
Nothing says American like denim; that’s why this denim tank from Anthropologie is a great Independence Day fashion find. The spaghetti straps are perfect for the hot weather typically found in July, while the frayed detailing and fitted silhouette elevate the design.
If you ask us, there’s something missing from this festive t-shirt, but I guess pencil skirt just wouldn’t have quite the same ring to it. In the spirit of Independence Day, “Stars, Stripes, and Stilettos” sounds like a pretty good motto to me.
Looking for something a little more classic and timeless? This striped blouse from Veronica Beard is not only great for a Fourth of July barbecue, but once the Holiday festivities are over, this top doubles well for a day at the office.
This mini bag from Gucci, is definitely a splurge, but could serve you well for a lifetime of Independence Day celebrations. Constructed of leather, this statement accessory will surely last for years to come.
Complement your star power with these striped sunglasses from Tommy Hilfiger. Red, white, and blue is always in style in his world.
These blue and white gingham ankle wrap sandals are picnic perfect. With a chunky heel it’s easier to navigate through uneven terrain without worrying about spraining your ankle in the process.
Mix and match any of the above Independence Day wardrobe winners with our Naomi pencil skirt for a comfortable and chic Fourth of July look.
Independence Day Inspired Party Fare
Looking for something light and refreshing to sip on? Try out this amazing blackberry cocktail recipe. With fresh herbs, berries, and cucumber we’re going to go ahead and say it’s good for you…it’s practically a salad.
Blackberry Cocktail – Your friends will be raving over your fresh blackberry cocktail. This 20-minute concoction is a perfect cool down drink for a hot afternoon. It contains fresh mint, blackberries, cucumbers, lime and gin.
Margherita Pizza Fries – Two of life’s greatest foods combined…pizza and fries. Ready to WOW your guests or bring the best appetizer to the party? Try out this recipe for Margherita Pizza Fries. As a matter of fact, are they a yummy choice but a great snack to eat throughout the day.
Berries with Tequila Cream – This fun and healthy dessert includes festive berries like raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries to tie into the red, white, and blue theme. On top? A tequila cream to shake up your taste buds!
With a belly full of great food and a star-spangled outfit, the only thing left to do is find the fireworks display in your area.
Independence Day Fireworks Celebrations
New York City – Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks
Actually, these fireworks attract more than 3 million people and over 10 million people watch it broadcasted. So if you are a New Yorker, this is the spot for you. If not, catch them streaming live online.
Washington D.C – National Mall 4th Celebration
Another amazing patriotic experience! Join 700,000 others in front of the Washington Monument and the U.S Capitol to enjoy fireworks.
San Diego – Big Bay Boom
This is the largest display of fireworks on the West Coast. People from all over California flock just to see this incredible light show.
Philadelphia – Wawa Welcome America
Watching the 4th of July fireworks from the birthplace of America is an unforgettable experience. In fact, Philadelphia puts on an 8-day celebration closing it off on the 4th at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Boston – Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular
Boston holds the Guinness World Record for the “Largest Fireworks Display”. Join the East Coast at the Charles River to be a part of the largest show ever!
July is for kicking back, making memories with family and friends, eating delicious food, and soaking up the sun. Hopefully, with the Fourth of July Inspiration given, you can find peace in preparing ahead of time and enjoy the Holiday for what it truly stands for. We know that you will own this Holiday with your amazingly festive style and food.
How do you like to spend Independence Day?