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Style Spotting: Creating an Independence Day Aura

Written by emilyc

I’m really obsessed with holidays, and I am fully willing to change/sacrifice my personal style in order to convey a thorough representation of the holiday via my outfit and demeanor. This Fourth of July, I have come up with three essentials that I must have on or around me throughout the day.

I will create the foundation for my Independence Day aura with this bright red dress by Joy Cioci – breezy, festive, and patriotic chic.

Now that I am perfectly clad for any July 4th activity that comes my way, it is time to amp up the summer spirit by ensuring constant access to red, white, and blue popsicles. An Independence Day aura is not complete without a popsicle; they are the official diet staple of summer, and you will look like you’re in such a fun-loving mood anytime you’re photographed holding one at a Fourth of July party. Step two of aura creation complete.

This third step is absolutely key. What is an aura without a soundtrack? If you want to be the Queen of Independence Day, like I plan on doing, you must be certain that you’ll be able to have Lana Del Rey’s “National Anthem” playing in the background while you frolic about and socialize. In my opinion, a soundtrack really completes an outfit. If I had a large projector screen, I would just go all out and project the music video during my family BBQ – it’s replete with American flags, Presidential homages, and references to red, white, and blue.

So let’s recap: wear a patriotic bright red dress like Joy Cioci’s Lisa Dress, hold popsicles in the colors of our nation’s flag, and play Lana Del Rey’s “National Anthem” every chance you get. There you have it! You have created an Independence Day aura that everyone around you will recognize and love.

About the author


Emily is a New Yorker trapped in a Floridian's body and loves every minute of her big city life. With a major in international business and years of being surrounded by ill-fitting suits and all the wrong shoes, she learned that the importance of fashion needs to be communicated to the world. To her, fashion is on the same level as charity work and feeding hungry children. Emily can be found frolicking the streets of her gayborhood enjoying the off-color humor of the gays.

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