America’s birthday is almost here! That means bbq and grilling, family reunions, picnics, parades, baseball games, sunny weather, warm summer breezes and when the sun sets, of course, fireworks. It’s the time of year to look like an all american mama - with your little patriot matching you, right by your side.
The whole reason for celebration is to commemorate the Declaration of Independence - when the Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies were no longer subject to the monarch of Britain and were now united, free and independent states. It’s a great reason to celebrate and an opportunity to teach your young kids about the history of the country; If you’re trying to figure out what to wear on this day, why not choose an outfit together with your daughter? A coordinated Fourth of July outfit will be a wonderful photo opp and you’ll both have fun matching. Here are some ideas for a coordinated mother daughter look this Independence Day:
Stars and Stripes
This is probably the most festive and the most on-the-nose choice. If you love to show your patriotism and don the stars and stripes of the flag, you and your daughter can find a patriotic print - such as white stars on a navy blue or red background dress. If you’ll be at a park doing some grilling or at a picnic, you might want to switch to a white top and some patriotic star printed leggings or american flag printed leggings so you’re festive and comfortable at the same time. You can wear some wedge, open toed shoes while your daughter, who will likely be busy running around on a playground or in the park, will be better off with some white sneakers. Another way to incorporate the flag is to rock some stripes which are also super in this season. Whether vertical or horizontal, you’ll both pay homage to Old Glory if you rock some stripes somewhere on your outfit. Lastly, you can just choose a top or dress that has an American Flag on it - you can’t go wrong that way! Add some fun headband sparklers for a pop of festivity.
Blue and White Florals
If you’re not into wearing such dead-on images like simply wearing the flag itself but still want to show your patriotism another way, going with some summer pieces that are on them with the color is a great way to do this. Florals are a perfect spring and summer print; this season, florals are front and center and very on trend. Choosing a blue and white floral halter top + some billowy white palazzo pants or white shorts and sandals is an adorable look for both mom and daughter. If you’re more in a summer dress mood but know your daughter will want to be in comfy pants, you can still match your bodycon, midi or shift dress to her by choosing matching blue floral prints for both pieces.
Custom Printed Tee + Jeans or Leggings
This combination is perfect for family reunions. Maybe your family reunion already has a designated shirt everyone is supposed to wear - then its a no-brainer. But if not, why not get your close family unity matching custom printed shirts? Or, maybe you just want to match your baby girl? FInd a cute tee design for you both and get something festive printed so you’ll always remember that Fourth of July! Pair it with jeans or leggings, whatever’s more comfortable for you in hot summer weather or whatever’s more your style.
Red and White Floral Print
The flag also has red in it - if you’re not a fan of blue or feel like exuding more of that firecracker vibe, choose red as the color to carry the theme for you! If you’re looking to rock something floral, choose a red floral print for you and your daughter. Again, it can be a floral top + some white jeans that you both wear, or maybe one of you wears a red floral printed dress and the other matches the dress with just their top.