What to Wear There: The Fourth of July

Festive wear for real life

As I’ve gotten older I’ve moved away from my too-cool-for-school ‘tude on festive dressing. And while I’ll probably never be the girl with Christmas trees on her fingernails, I can now embrace a little creativity in my holiday ensembles. On Saint Patty’s day this year, for example, I moved way out of my comfort zone and actually wore green—an army green surplus shirt from Heidi Merrick with dyed denim sleeves, mind you—but green, nonetheless. Was I pleased with myself? You bet your bottom shamrock button I was.

My new rule of thumb for what to wear on holidays is to stay in the color palette of that particular day while dressing exactly like, well, myself. That means no ridiculous sunglasses or star spangled leggings for me (but also no judgement if that’s what you’re into). My Fourth of July ensemble will be as simple as a white T-shirt and cut-offs, a classic denim jacket, and a red lip. What’s more patriotic than denim done right?

Above: T-shirt and hat: J. Crew; shorts: True Religion; jacket: Levi’s; sandals: Birkenstock


Amelia Champion is an L.A. based actress, writer, and improviser. Her fashion and lifestyle blog Clotheshorse NYC was named one of Lucky Magazine‘s “20 L.A. Style Blogs to Bookmark Now.” Follow her daily on Instagram or Twitter, and use the hashtag #clotheshorsenysee if something sartorial catches your eye.