Mossimo top via Target (similar here), thrifted maxi skirt (similar here), thrifted belt, thrifted necklace, thrifted bag (similar here), Target sandals
Photography by my sister
Edited by me
Yes, here we go again--yet another holiday series brought to you by Mai Sunshine. I can't help it, I have fun putting different looks together for celebratory events. A 20-something version of playing dress-up, if you will, because girls never really get over that phase since the day we tried on our mom's clothes. And also because I am probably one of the most indecisive people you'll ever meet so it's only instinctive of me to lay out enough options for those just-in-case moments. Well, for those who enjoy these sort of series, I am more than happy to oblige.
Every year, I do something different to celebrate the Fourth of July. Sometimes I'm with friends, relaxing and being lazy until the fireworks start, and other times I'm with my family, constantly on the move trying to keep up with my mom's crazy packed itinerary for the day. Either way, it's an event meant to spend and enjoy with great company. And of course, we can't forget about the most anticipated part of the day: the fireworks. It's just something about those colorful lights bursting against the black sky that make it both beautiful and exciting. I know I'll be grabbing front row seats to this patriotic lights show.
Alright, back to the outfit. So my first look is more subtly patriotic but still has your American flag colors because when else are we going to go all out with red, white & blue during the year? It's also very feminine and classy--I was imagining a mini weekend getaway on a boat or in the massive neighborhoods of the Hamptons. I mean, that's now what you have to do to wear this kind of outfit but that's what sort of theme I had as inspiration. I love the pleats on the maxi skirt, which give it a very classy touch, and the tiny polka dots make it look a bit more fun. I also like that the maxi skirt isn't completely floor length so it's more casual and daytime-looking. A simple white chiffon top will keep the focus on the skirt but still keeping the femininity and the necklace added that pop of red to complete the R,W&B. A very girly but fun look to casually enjoy your July 4th Friday.
Second look will be up tomorrow so stay tuned!
Style tip: Make sure to cinch the waist with a high-waisted belt since the top and skirt are loose-fitting. The light brown color contrasts nicely against the navy skirt.
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