By Jesse L. Brooks


While most people only think of tank tops and shorts when it comes to attire for 4th of July festivities, we have other things in mind. Fashionistas love any excuse to theme up an outfit, and this holiday is no exception. Even though the red, white, and blue route is an obvious choice, we are taking it to the next level. Gucci's instantly recognizable patriotic trimmed 'Sylvie' dress is an all-American fashion dream come to life (even if it is made in Italy!). The design is an evolution of the brand's classic pattern which is seen throughout their Cruise 2017 collection. Staying in the Gucci family, no color screams independence quite like striking red. These summer ready sandals feature a comfortable mid-height block heel, adjustable ankle strap and a thick front strap punctuated with the iconic interlocking Gucci logo in an eye catching gold-tone. With the addition of Elena Ghisellini's 'Felina Mignon' crossbody bag, our accessories get kicked up a notch. America's spirited heritage is beautifully translated to artistic form in this architectural silhouette of striped, paneled leather. The envelope flap is studded with silvertone stars in honor of the nation's flag. To further amp up the glam, we chose sunglasses with a cause. Inspired by Fashion Targets Breast Cancer's blue and white logo, this piece is part of the Frames for a Cause capsule collection created by 10 CFDA eyewear. Rounding out this all-American look, there is no better time to rock a red lip. The luxurious formula by Lipstick Queen leaves lips hydrated and ultra glossy. Whether you're going to an outdoor concert or simply watching a beautiful firework show, you are sure to feel like your very own version of 'Lady Liberty' in this fun and fabulous ensemble.