Hey sports fans!  Are you ready for Memorial Day, and the official start of the summer? If you are into dressing for the occasion, have you pieced together your wardrobe for the weekend’s activities?

When celebrating patriotic spirit, many of us go for the obvious trio of red, white, and blue. But wearing all three of those colors together can be a bit tricky, so read on for 6 tips to wear red, white, and blue in style.

1 – Stick to Classic Pieces

Are you working over the weekend, or just want to get a jump on the holiday before the weekend gets here?  For the workplace, it’s all about keeping it classy and sticking to the basics, without all the dramatic prints.

You probably already have these pieces in your closet.  Start with a red skirt and dark blue tank or cami.  Layer a white jacket or sweater over the top, and then go crazy with some fun accessories like the red, white and blue sandals and the beaded wrap bracelets.

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2 – Pair a Print with Something Simple

You will also want to stay classy if you are attending a Memorial Day ceremony.  Stick with the basics, but kick your patriotic style up it up a notch with a starry printed tank.

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3 – Start with Denim

Denim goes with just about anything, and denim shorts are great place to start for your Memorial Day picnic.

Backyard Barbecue

4 – Start with White

Building your outfit from a basic white base is another easy way to keep from going overboard with your red, white and blue.  Here’s another great look for that Memorial Day barbecue:


 5 – Combine Classic and Fun

For attending that afternoon garden party or outdoor symphony concert, you’ll want something that is casual yet stylish.  Stick with the basics for your clothing choices, but add a fun element like the blue slides.

Afternoon garden party

6 – Go for the Glam

Dazzle them at your fancy patriotic event this weekend by going all out.  These outfit options stick with the idea of pairing a print with something simple, but add some real sparkle and pizzazz with that print.  That’s what I call being truly star spangled!

July 4th at the Symphony

Shop the Red, White and Blue Collection at Team Colors By Carrie for the jewelry featured in these fashion looks.

So what are your plans for the weekend?  Are you doing something special to observe Memorial Day? Do you get together with friends and family for a backyard cookout?  We haven’t made our plans yet, but I’m sure they will involve food and family!

Until next week,


P.S.  Did you try the DIY American Flag shoes from last week’s post?  I’d love to hear how it went!

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6 Tips for wearing Red, White and Blue in Patriotic style