Madeline Albright once said, "The magic of America is that we're a free and open society with a mixed population. Part of our security is our freedom." As we celebrate those freedoms this Fourth while spending time with family and friends, we can revel in all it means to be an American by dressing in clothing produced in the good old USA. However you choose to celebrate the Fourth of July, here are some American-made pieces that you can wear on the day—and all through summer.
Comfort is key as you gather around the grill and catch up with friends at a backyard barbecue. This Baldwin tank can be thrown on with your favorite pair of tennis shoes and light-wash blue jeans for a casual barbecue, or—if you're headed out on the town afterwards—pair it with white denim and switch out the sneakers for some sleek nude pumps.
For some all-American footwear to wear to your barbecue, pair your outfit with New Balance's NB1 Custom 574 sneakers. The greatest thing about these is that you can design an original pair that matches your style and preferred color palette (red, white and blue, anyone?). If you're into something more traditional, go for the 998 style, which is cushiony soft so you can stand and gab all day and into the night.
Clambake on the Beach
What's more American than a brand that produces the majority of its products in Los Angeles? There isn't an item from WildFox that doesn't scream cool and comfortable, but you don't have to be a California girl to rock their July 4th—inspired looks (though they're perfect for a celebration on the beach). The classic red, white and blues of their tees and shorts capture the patriotic mood of the moment as does the on-trend star-emblazoned romper.
Use this carry-all canvas L.L. Bean tote to easily schlep around your bikini, towels and sunscreen, because quite frankly who knows what you might need at a beachside clambake.
Enjoy the fireworks while sipping on drinks and overlooking the city. This flattering Allison Joy Bandana Tassel and Swing dress from Evereve is comfortable yet classic when paired with your favorite wedge. And once the party's over, the dress can be a wardrobe staple for summer, be it as a bikini cover up, or as a feminine look for a weekend getaway or for brunching with your gal pals.