The Bendel Girl's Guide to the Fourth of July

Happy Birthday, America! Independence Day is upon us and it’s time to show your colors: red, white and blue. Fourth of July fashion means denim shorts, a tank, and some shades. Throw your hair up into a pony and raise a glass to the U.S.of A.
Let freedom ring, Bendel Girl!

What to Wear

Stars and stripes forever! Don’t have any stars and stripes? Create your own patriotic look by mixing and matching red, white, and blue accessories.

The US was founded on a tradition of doing things our own way, so claim your stylistic independence by wearing accessories in fun and different ways. Wrap a summer scarf around neck, your waist, or your head for a cool summer look that says, “Like my forefathers before me, I do what I want.”

What to Do

Bright lights in the big sky! Fireworks light up every Fourth celebration, and give you an excuse to wear your sunglasses at night.

No matter where you live from sea to shining sea, you can look up into the night sky for some firework action. For those of you in the Big Apple, the sky will light up over the East River. Our Midwest friends in Chicago can catch the show at Navy Pier, and those of you livin’ the LA life can head over to the Rose Bowl, among other places.

What to Tote

Nothing is more American than blue jeans (history lesson: apple pie is a Dutch creation) - so carry your essentials in the pockets of your jeans (in denim tote bag form) like a true blue-blooded American.

What to Drink

Tequila. This colorful twist on the classic margarita from The Weary Chef puts the blue in your July Fourth ensemble, red in your cheeks, and stars in your sky. What You'll Need:

  • 3 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 5 ounces silver tequila
  • 2 1/2 ounces blue curacao liqueur
  • 2 ounces agave nectar, or to taste coarse salt for glass rim, optional

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