Ready Made Outfit: How to Wear Red White and Blue without Looking like an American Flag

November 4th, 2008

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In honor of today’s election, we’re sharing tips on how to wear Red, White, and Blue without looking like you’re draped in an American flag.  Here’s how to do it:

(1) Pick a dominant color.  Here, we chose blue to be the dominant shade, but we could have built the outfit around white or red instead.  The very navy blue sweater complements the blue sailor jeans.
(2) Add the other two colors as accents.  Here, we counterbalanced the blue with a white tuxedo jacket and coordinating red accessories: flats and a ladylike structured handbag.
(3) Extra style points for cool detailing on your reds, whites, and blues.  We were struck by the toggle closure on the ever-so-navy sweater, and we like the visual texture of the tuxedo pleats on the white button-down.  Even the jeans are special, with its sailor button detailing.

Now that you’re dressed and ready for Election Day, find your nearest polling place, and go out and vote!

How would you wear red, white, and blue?  Share your style with us in the comments!

Entry Filed under: Ready Made Outfits, Women

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Meena  |  November 4th, 2008 at 9:53 am

    I love this combo! Goin by my existing wardrobe, I would probably wear jeans paired with a navy long-sleeved tee, my white cardi with navy stripes, red ballet flats, white tote and a red bangle!

  • 2. Julka (Design for Less)  |  November 4th, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    What a great idea! I love how you thoughtfully incorporated the election in a post about fashion and style.

  • 3. Mimi  |  November 4th, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    Very nice! I usually feel like the 4th of July when I try to wear red, white and blue. With the red accessories, this looks balanced. Picking a dominant color is what makes it work.

  • 4. Trisha  |  November 5th, 2008 at 12:11 am

    Thanks, guys! Glad you liked the outfit.

    Meena - sounds like a great combo. The striped cardigan will really make that outfit!

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