Fashionista: Star-spangled Fourth of July outfit

Summer is here, and one of the season’s highlights is the Fourth of July, which usually means gatherings and festivities with friends and family.

Before you purchase your sparklers, head over to your local Goodwill to find a cute outfit not only for the 4th of July but pieces that are versatile enough to wear for the rest of summer.

Find stars and stripes shirts and tees and camis in solid red, white and blue. Goodwill makes it easy to find the colors you want because the store is merchandised by color and size. Brilliant!

Pair your favorite thrift-store top with denim shorts. There’s no end to the choices — distressed, dark, boyfriend, cuffed. Goodwill has them all. There’s even a section of the store dedicated to shorts.

On a recent trip, I found a cute alternative to denim shorts. This lightweight denim shift dress is just my thing. If you know me, you know I love my shift dresses. Not only are they comfortable but they are so easy to accessorize. One and done!

After choosing my denim dress I simply picked up a scarf with tones of red, white and blue from the accessory department. Wear it for the Fourth or style it on any summer day tied on a purse, as a hairband or even as a belt.

I also found a navy crossbody bag in the accessory department. Crossbodies are perfect for summer because they are small enough to carry all your essentials. Plus, they are practical to wear not only for comfort but also so you don’t leave it behind, which I have done! There is nothing scarier than losing a purse. If you see a cute crossbody bag at GW, buy it!

Here’s your look for the Fourth! Pack the cooler and grab some snacks and the bug spray and cue the fireworks!

Cost breakdown: Old Navy denim shift dress, $8.99; red, white and blue scarf, $3.99; and navy Stone Mountain crossbody purse, $6.99. The Keds are from my closet.

About Therese Bishop: Therese is Goodwill’s fashionista and always is on the hunt for her next great treasure. She writes regularly about her fashion finds.


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