06.26.2012
By Terry Flanagan

Style: Modern Americana

For next week’s Fourth of July celebrations, put together some pieces from classic American designers in festively relaxed colors and combinations .

Gentlemen: Tie one on for your country’s birthday, but keep it easy and carefree with some boat shoes from Maine, a short-sleeved button down, and shorts in an eye-catching shade.

Watch, NIXON “Quad”. $125, tillys.com
Madras plaid necktie, Polo Ralph Lauren. $65, ralphlauren.com
Tailored fit short-sleeved button down, Michael Kors. $47, barneys.com
Classic aviator sunglasses, Ray-Ban. $180, eluxe.com
Oxford shoes, Quoddy “Maliseet”. $250, needsupply.com
Slim-fit shorts, J. Crew “Stanton”. $60, jcrew.com

Ladies: Beat the summer heat with a fun, floaty dress, some comfy-but-pretty espadrilles, a chic fedora…and SPF.

Printed silk dress, Thakoon. $410, theoutnet.com
Bib necklace, Kate Spade “Pearl Cove”. $378, endless.com
Embellished straw fedora, Eugenia Kim. $285, net-a-porter.com
Wayfarer sunglasses, Tom Ford “Carey”. $335, flannelsfashion.com
SPF 15 Lip balm, Kiehl’s. $15, kiehls.com
Satchel, Dooney & Bourke. $398, dooney.com
Wedge espadrilles, J. Crew “Sardinia”. $88, jcrew.com

We’re debuting our Pinterest boards later this week! Keep an eye out for these and other style collages from Markets Media Life.

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