As the 4th of July is my favorite holiday, I always begin planning my outfit for the day months in advance. However, it seems as though this year, the rest of the country jumped on this bandwagon as well. Apparel that represents the great USA has jumped on the fast track in the last few months and is popular everywhere. My conclusion? Just because Independence Day has come and gone, all the stars and stripes hype is definitely not leaving us. Generally it has been seen in flag painted cut-off shorts and flag tank tops, but there has been so much variation and I’m loving seeing what people have come up with.
I have been hoping to write about this summer trend for a while so I’m sure you can all imagine my excitement when I spotted this Fashionisto representing our great country. He picked up his T-shirt recently at a local skate shop. It’s a plain red T-shirt with an accent of a denim pocket complete with white stars — so cool! Not only does his ensemble show off my number one favorite trend of the summer, there are so many other trendy aspects about his outfit. It may be a small detail, but pocket T-shirts are super big this summer and, this Fashionisto definitely knew how to pick a great one. I personally love the fabric contrast. I also totally love his white capri pants. Capris have taken their time getting onto the streets; however, every summer more seem to pop up. Capris on guys are fashion forward and trendy. This Fashionisto makes uses a white pair to make his look so crisp. They are such a great alternative to standard denim jeans and better yet, they go with almost anything. The white pants tie in with the stars and really emphasize the nationalist feel of the outfit. Last but not least, he finishes off the whole outfit with a pair Hush Puppies that really dress up the look. The best part? These shoes were his grandpa’s! Never underestimate the vintage treasures you can find in your parents' and grandparents' closets.
Hint: These are so many ways you can go if you are looking to sport the made in America trend. Flag printed tanks are sprouting up everywhere; I like the vintage ones like this one here. Furthermore, there are tons of D.I.Y projects to update and Americanize your denim all over the internet right now, so be sure to check them out! Have one wild stars and stripes printed item and pair it with a solid red, white or blue piece. Throw on something vintage, and you’re set for a BBQ, baseball game or any other great American pastime.