What’s more Americana than red, white and blue? This patriotic color scheme is more than just a flag on a t-shirt on the 4th of July. Variations of this color combination can be worn all year round. Quite a few designers have created timeless pieces in this palette for their collections. I’m currently crushing on the collaboration between Zooey Deschanel and Tommy Hilfiger. I mean she’s so stinkin’ cute. Inspired by this collection, I’ve gathered a few of my favorite red, white and blue outfits to share.
First up, horizontal stripes. A basic and classic pattern that I consider as a wardrobe staple. Add a few red accents and it’s ready for work or a family BBQ. Horizontal stripes can tricky. It’s a good idea to play around with proportion of the stripes and silhouette of the garment to find something that flatters your body type.
top: H&M (similar), maxi: American Apparel (similar), shoes: Old Navy old (similar), neckalce: JCrew, belt: H&M (came with another dress)
sweater: Mango (similar), skirt: Mango for JCPenny (similar), shoes: Steve Madden (similar)
Nautical is an easy way to incorporate this color combination. I’m partial to anchor prints for the summer. To avoid looking too sailor-ish, use small accents or focus on just one large graphic.
dress: Old Navy (similar), shirt: BR (similar), belt: Target (came with another dress), shoes: Target (similar), necklace: JCrew
t-shirt: JCrew Factory (similar), chambray: H&M (similar), chino:H&M, shoes: Target (similar), hat: JCrew
The trend of color blocking is still going strong. Red, white and blue is a great way to try out this fashion craze if you’ve been staying away. Generally I try to avoid neons and go for colors that are more versatile. Tim gun may consider this combination boring and safe, but high lighter yellow just isn’t for me.
blazer: BR (similar, similar) , top: H&M (similar), pants: Loft (similar), shoes: Ralph Lauren (similar), jewels: T&Co, JCrew
shirt: Old Navy, cardigan: BR (similar), skirt: Mod Cloth (similar), shoes: Nine West (similar), belt: Forever 21, jewels: Ily Couture
Hope these outfit ideas have inspired you to wear this color combo all year round. What is your go to red, white and blue outfit? What fashion trends are you dying to try?