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Fourth Of July Accessories

 

With the trend of designers featuring the American Flag on the rise, options for showing off your patriotic love this Fourth of July are endless.  An amazing outfit coupled with cool accessories can be just the thing to kick up your ensemble and show your fashion uniqueness. I recently found some cool accessories guaranteed to set anyone apart from the masses.

 

A girl’s handbag can make or break an outfit, so it’s extremely import to have just the right balance of flair and trend. This season Steve Madden released it’s BFringer Handbag that follows the fashion rule to a T. Featuring a washed out American Flag print and adding a bit of flare with the suede tassels and boho/crossbody option.  Steve Madden; $98.00.

Steve Madden Bfringer Purse (Photo Credit: Steve Madden.com)

Steve Madden Bfringer Purse (Photo Credit: Steve Madden.com)

 

 

No ensemble is complete without a killer pair of kicks, and the Chuck Taylor Stripes and Dots canvas sneakers by Converse are the perfect casual shoe to feature at any picnic or BBQ this holiday and for the duration of summer.  Converse; $60.00.

Chuck Taylor stripes and Dots Sneakers by Converse (Photo Credit: Converse.com)

Chuck Taylor stripes and Dots Sneakers by Converse (Photo Credit: Converse.com)

 

Another fashion forward accessory is the Fourth of July Dog Tag by Good Wood. This necklace is comprised of wood that is engraved with the American flag graphic, hand painted to a finished perfection and affixed to a 30 inch gold ball chain. Good Wood NYC ; $30

FOURTH OF JULY DOG TAG RED WHT BLUE by Good Wood (Photo Credit: Goodwoodnyc.com)

FOURTH OF JULY DOG TAG RED WHT BLUE by Good Wood (Photo Credit: Goodwoodnyc.com)

 

Wrist wear is always a great way to express your fashion style and designer Kiel James Patrick has created a collection of bracelets featuring patriotic colors with a nautical twist.  Whether it is the Oak Bluff’s Flying Horses bracelet or the Jack Fritz wrist wear these accessories are sure to add to any ensemble. The line is available in an array of colors and accented with a unique anchor clasp.

Kiel James Patrick ;$40.00-$58.00.

 

Patriotic bracelets by Kiel James Patrick (Photo Credit: Kiel James Patrick)

Patriotic bracelets by Kiel James Patrick (Photo Credit: Kiel James Patrick)

 

The Love America iPhone & iPod cases are another interesting way to express the latest patriotic fashion craze this holiday. The covers feature a unique interpretation of the American flag by designer Lisa Marie Robinson . Price $38.97.

Love America iphone case by Lisa Marie Robinson (Photo Credit: Redbubble.com)

Love America iphone case by Lisa Marie Robinson (Photo Credit: Redbubble.com)

 

A cool pair of shades is always an asset when planning a killer ensemble. This season Toms & Jonathan Adler joined forces to create the Marco sunglasses. Featuring a teardrop shape, white shell, smoke grey lenses and blue and red tips, this eyewear is a cool and classic way to protect your eyes and add a patriotic whim to any ensemble. TOMS ; $169.00.

Toms & Jonathan Adler's Marco Sunglasses (Photo Credit: Toms.com)

Toms & Jonathan Adler’s Marco Sunglasses (Photo Credit: Toms.com)

 

Wildfox’s Sun Bleached Beach Towel should be a staple in one’s arsenal.  This vintage looking U.S flag inspired towel is an adorable way to features one of the latest trends this season at the beach or pool. Nordstrom;  $78.00.

Sun Bleached Flag Swim Towel by Wildfox (Photo Credit: Dollskill.com)

Sun Bleached Flag Swim Towel by Wildfox (Photo Credit: Dollskill.com)

 

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