Fourth Of July Style Guide

Megan McIntyre
Fourth Of July Style Guide
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Feather hair extensions are all the rage this summer, but getting them at the salon can get pricey. This clip-in version let's you instantly add some style to your 'do with a patriotic pop of bright blue and white feathers. Clip them in to the lower layers of your hair for a sexy peek-a-boo effect.

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If there's anywhere that you can get playful in fashion, it's with your accessories. These campy, retro-chic sunglasses have an American flag design on the frames that lets you protect your eyes from the sun and show everyone how proud you are to be an American.

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Heading to a backyard BBQ? Be sure to bring this patriotic skin perfector as a hostess present. On the outside it features a chic American flag design, while on the inside there's a multi-tasking moisturizer for hands, face and body. Best of all, the cute tin is reusable, so she can show off the Stars and Stripes all year long!

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SteamCream Liberty Tin, $18,

The secret to wearing red, white and blue is not to combine all three colors in one garment. Instead, opt for a different color for each piece, like a blue patterned skirt, clean white tank top and a red accessory, like sunglasses or a purse. It's the chic way to show your pride and way more classy than the standard flag tee.

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H&M Striped Cotton Skirt , $9.95, and Solid Tank, $7.95 , H&M stores

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The most obvious place to sport red is on your lips. Just be careful not to go too crazy with the pigment--a bright scarlet pout can look trashy in the summertime, especially when paired with other colorful makeup. Keep lips sheer and lush with this juicy gloss--it features vitamins, aloe and encapsulated water to hydrate and plump.

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Pop Beauty Aqua Lacquer in Splashing Scarlet, $14,

White is a notoriously tricky color to wear--it can make you look washed out, or alien-esque if you go overboard with the shimmery. Opt for shadows that have gold or champagne undertones, as they will warm up your complexion and keep you from looking too frosted. We love this creamy eye pencil from Nars because it goes on super-smooth and stays put in even the most humid weather.

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Nars Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Goddess, $24,

While you might be tempted to don blue shadow for our nation's birthday, don't: True blue shadow rarely looks flattering, and, when paired with red lips, the effect is more Backwoods Barbie than Posh Patriot. Instead, round out your red, white and blue beauty look with a cobalt polish. We love this velvety periwinkle hue from celebrity nail guru Deborah Lippmann--it looks equally fab on nails and toes.

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Lippmann Collection I Know What Boys Like Nail Lacquer, $16,

Have fun with your footwear! We love these lace-up suede pumps because they're an easy way to add some intrigue to an otherwise classic outfit. Festive, flirty and fierece, the bright red hue and nautical style are the perfect complement to everything from your polka dot sundress to your striped miniskirt.

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Topshop Lacrosse Red Suede Cross Strap Sandals, $160,

One spritz of these cocktail-inspired fragrances and you'll be dreaming of tropical drinks on a sunny afternoon at the beach. So what if the farthest you're traveling this holiday weekend is down the block? These red, white and blue perfumes are all you need to get in a vacation state of mind. Our fave: Curacao, a fresh citrus scent with notes of blood orange, lime, violet, pear and apricot.

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Marc Jacobs Splash Cocktail Collection, $68 each,

What could be more fun on the Fourth than an Americana bathing suit? Skip the flag bikini and opt for this cute tankini instead--the blue and white polka dot print is too cute, while the red trim, open back and halter tie top give it a sassy edge.

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Old Navy Polka Dot Tankini Top, $17.50, and Bottoms, $16.50,

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