Getting all decked-out in red, white, and blue on the 4th of July is something you do when you’re young, then it loses its luster in your early teen years, and somehow becomes fun again as an adult. Especially now that vintage-inspired American flag prints and details are extremely on-trend, donning the hues of red, white, and blue is something we definitely endorse this summer. It’s going to be a hot one, though, so if you want to sizzle – but not sweat – at your barbecue, check out these cute and breezy trends.
Vintage-inspired American Flag shorts, for example, are just too cute to pass up. With your Jeffrey Campbell’s or strappy sandals, you can rock a pair of patriotic ‘jorts’ to casual events all year round, whether it’s a music festival or a barbecue.
Or if you’d rather style your stars and stripes on your top half, go for comfy graphic tanks and halter tops, since they’re wardrobe basics that never go out of style. Use them to top off your favorite black skinnies or a sheer hi-low skirt!
Whatever you do, don’t forget to bring some sweets to the barbecue. If you don’t want to show up empty handed, here are a few easy and festive snacks you can make in a snap:
Use frosting or food coloring to add some stars and stripes to an otherwise super easy Rice Krispie Treat. Get creative – layer red, white, and blue treats on top of one another for three-striped squares, or do as they did in the photo and make one big American flag. Since all you need is butter, marshmallows, Rice Krispies and food coloring or frosting, you can make a bunch in just a few hours.
If you’re trying to keep a slim waist for bikini season, try making these super sweet and healthy fruit skewers! Blueberries, watermelon, bananas and strawberries are your friend. Chow down all day, guilt free!