i’ve said this before and here i am saying it again, but some of my favorite outfits are the ones that are seemingly simple with a bit of a wow factor. when it comes to the fourth of july we all know the color scheme: red, white, and blue. it is the day of all days to be as american as possible, but understandably you may want a more understated approach to this holiday… especially if you’ll be spending the night out and about, taking in some fireworks, and enjoying a drink or two (or more…). i love the combination of a white outfit and nude shoes… the first reason is that the white has the possible (emphasis on possible, at least for me) effect of making you appear tanner, and nude shoes do a mighty fine job of elongating your legs. throw on a red lip, grab a jean jacket, and if you’re feeling particularly festive maybe throw a star sticker or two on the tops of your cheeks.