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R E D , W H I T E  & all the shades of Y O U!

Bikinis, watermelon and fireworks, oh my! ❤️ July 4th - my very favorite holiday of the year... In celebration of Indepence Day, why not combine two of my favorite things?! The Fourth of July and Fashion.

So, tell me. How are you planning on spending America's birthday? Headed to a summer BBQ with the kiddos in tow? Girls night out? Maybe downtown to watch the fireworks?

No matter how big or small your downtown or how you decide to celebrate, the report has you covered! I've included photos, pricing and links on some of my favorite pieces below - They're perfect for the Fourth and all the way through summer!

L to R: LuLu's My Philosophy Red Wrap Dress ($52), LuLu's Groove Thing White Swing Dress ($49), LuLu's Seaside Gale Blue Tie-Dye Romper ($52)

Seersucker, bows and cotton have never looked prettier! I love this perfect combo of dainty, classic style. Tons of versatility with the tie front - works well with a wide range of bust sizes.

Lulu Tie-Front Tank ($58,

When it comes to color, I'm more of a neutrals gal, but I LOVE pairing a beautiful bold color or pattern with a pair of white skinny jeans. The neckline of this top is perfection. Classy, sexy and excellent quality craftsmanship. This piece is also a great transitional item - wear under a cardigan or blazer for work. Come 5 o'clock, shed that top layer, throw on a pair of statement earrings & your favorite strappy, sky-high heels, and voila! You're ready for a night out on the town!

Sammie Halter Top ($78,

Jumpsuits are all the rage this summer, and this perfect navy printed number is no exception. The cropped pant keeps this look modern and fresh & is a gorgeous compliment to the tie-front keyhole. Equal parts classy, sexy and trendy, this jumpsuit will wear easily on a dinner date, a Saturday night crawfish boil or to even meet the boyfriend's parents (eeeeek!).... P.S. This little online boutique, NanaMacs, is one of my favorite hidden gems AND there's a 30% off sitewide sale going on NOW! (Link and details below)

Heatwave Cutout Detail Self Tie Padded Chest Ankle Length Printed Jumpsuit ($43, - use code: USA30 for 30% off site-wide. Cannot be combined with other coupons or promotions including the Style Box. Happy shopping!)

It's all hidden in the details. Check out this stunning lace sleeve - the perfect little touch of femininity for this edgy rocker look. Proof that even the biggest badasses have a soft side too. 😏

Lace-Trimmed Tree ($58,

Who says you're limited to red, white or blue? It's all about the YELLOW! The color yellow has been proven to be an instant mood lifter, & I'm obsessing over this gorgeous mustard tone. So many of my wardrobe clients are terrified of adding a yellow piece or two to their collection, because it's tricky to wear. Anyone can wear yellow, you just have to find the perfect shade that works with your skintone and hair color. The laser-cut eyelet detailing and cold shoulder sleeves are two of those details that take a piece from simply satisfactory to fiercely fabulous.

Starla Eyelet Romper ($128,

"I have too many pairs of denim cutoffs!" said no one ever. I've never been a huge fan of acid wash and light-toned denim, but these high waist distressed shorts were LOVE at first sight! 😍

Urban Outfitters BDG Boyfriend Low-Rise Denim Shorts in Light Blue ($49,

You can't "4th of July" properly without an adorable swimsuit. I stumbled across this bikini that is begging to be worn for the holiday... and you just can't tell it no, can you? The top has wide-based triangles and adjustable straps so it's flattering for all shapes and sizes and the bottoms are reversible. YES, I SAID REVERSIBLE!! Red and white stripes or navy with white stars - your choice!

Rip Curl Rising Star Bikini Top ($49.50, Nordstrom) and Rip Curl Rising Star Reversible Hipster Bikini Bottoms ($44, Norstrom)

No matter what time of the year it is, you still need sun protection on your eyes from the rays, plus who doesn't LOVE a new pair of sunnies? 😎 They're great quality - sturdy and comfy and they have a huge selection to choose from. Styles sellout often, but they're great at restocking and always have a great sale section. Use the link below to receive $10 off - no sign up required!

If you've never heard of DIFF eyewear, check them out. Gorgeous frames at great pricing, but what really makes them special? For every pair of frames sold, they donate a pair of reading glasses to someone in need. Proceeds from the Buy One, Give One program (or BOGO) also go to help provide eye exams, vision assistance and eyecare treatment to countries that lack vision care.

DIFF Eyewear - Cruz • Matte Gold Frame • Blue Mirrored Shades ($75, use this link HERE to receive $10 off your order!)

The finishing touch to a red, white and blue holiday? Stars, stripes and Katy Perry! KP has a quirky line of shoes with a little something for everyone - no matter what your style is! Cute AND comfy? You can't go wrong, because, baby, you're a firework.... (I'M SORRY.. I COULDN'T HELP IT!!) 🎇

Katy Perry The Michelle in Stars and Stripes ($109,

The Julia (below) comes in gold, rose gold and pewter. Can't decide on a color? Use your jewelry as a guide. What color metals look the best on you? Decision made!

Katy Perry The Julia (ON SALE NOW! Was $109, now only $55 at

Didn't see a look you wanted to try this year? You can always revisit the classic old faithful Old Navy tee used by moms every year to terrorize their children from California to Maine and everywhere in between...

Now, I know you have a picture (or 10) of your Fourth of July fashions from over the years. Share them on Facebook, IG, Twitter, etc. & tag @JillBrooksBeauty for a chance to win a 4-pack of waxes!

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Posted by: Jill Brooks Beauty Expert & Image Consultant

Certified Makeup Artist | Lash Technician Full-Service Stylist at Salon South, Columbia, TN Hair | Makeup | Wardrobe | Lashes

*All photos are courtesy of the vendors & owned by their link provided below each image.*

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