Stars and Stripes
Posted by on July 4, 2012 | 11:28 am EST

As the entire nation celebrates Independence Day today, all things emblazoned, embossed, printed and appliqued with stars and stripes become as ubiquitous as distressed jeans and Kim Kardashian. Whether you’re in it for sheer patriotism or simply a chance passenger of the norm, everyone is unintentionally compelled to go through their closets and slip into their patriotic best. While a pair of Americana shorts is the one that’s worn the most, Fashion Glamour perused the online closet that is Net-a-Porter for pieces that banner patriotism sans the red, blue and white. Today, we’re refreshing your wardrobes with pieces that will make dressing according to the flag’s stars and stripes a more fashion-forward affair.

Chinti and Parker | Star intarsia cashmere sweater | $545
Chinti and Parker | Star intarsia cashmere sweater | $545

Comfort and style converge in Chinti and Parker’s star-printed cashmere sweater that’s as perfect for Fourth of July celebrations as it is for weekend escapades. Unquestionably plucked out for its versatility and manageable assortment of stars, this separate can be worked into afternoon barbecues and evening affairs. For a daytime outing, a pair of colored bottoms will easily complement its comfortable appeal. As soon as the sun sets, change into a slinky leather pencil skirt to up your sexiness by miles.

Tibi | Knotted striped crepe top | $275
Tibi | Knotted striped crepe top | $275

Although Fourth of July patriotism is usually an occasion in red, blue and white, it may also come in more sprightly hues such as orange and taupe. This Tibi crepe top will get you into the spirit of the day’s celebrations, while staying on track of summer’s stylish trends. Breezy and billowy pieces are front and center this season, which this top is, thanks to its knotted detail. The loose silhouette creates a feeling of freshness that is seasonally on-point.

Current/Elliott | The Stiletto star-print low-rise skinny jeans | $220
Current/Elliott | The Stiletto star-print low-rise skinny jeans | $220

Printed pants are all the rage this summer, making Current/Elliott’s star-printed skinny jeans a textbook winner for the season and Independence Day celebrations as well. Trendy and patriotic, this pair deserves a colorful complement. From crisp color-blocked tops to billowy camisole tops, the styling possibilities are endless with these skinny jeans. Roll up the cuffs for uncomplicated daytime style or let it down with a pair of dazzling heels for nighttime happenings.

Emilio Pucci | Crystal-embellished star earrings | $425
Emilio Pucci | Crystal-embellished star earrings | $425

While summer accessorizing is an adventure women are more than willing to take, opt for simplicity this Fourth of July. These star earrings from Emilio Pucci, for instance, hit the right balance between fun and femininity. With such a busy day ahead, pull your hair back and let these glamorous earrings carry your look from day to night.

Paloma Barceló | Mallorca knotted suede wedge sandals | $240
Paloma Barceló | Mallorca knotted suede wedge sandals | $240

Bring the colors of summer into your Independence Day out with these striking Paloma Barceló wedge sandals. The rows of colorful stripes on the espadrille heel will liven up any backyard party you have lined up for the day. Play up the vividness of these shoes by going for subdued dresses and separates that will instantly shift all attention to your glorious striped and summer-ready wedges.

Miu Miu | Hand-painted watersnake shoulder bag | $2,150
Miu Miu | Hand-painted watersnake shoulder bag | $2,150

Loud and spunky, Miu Miu’s hand-painted watersnake shoulder bag is an accessory that shouldn’t be amiss in your Independence Day ensemble. The deconstructed star pattern against the vivid body is a dose of high-octane style that meets summer’s need for color boldness in flying colors—red, in particular.

Cutler and Gross | Star-detailed round-frame acetate sunglasses | $550
Cutler and Gross | Star-detailed round-frame acetate sunglasses | $550

These dangerously hip sunglasses from Cutler and Gross bring a sense of effortlessness when it comes to edgy accessorizing. The star-like gold trims on the sides of this pair yield a futuristic appeal that will stand out in a sea of women clad in the all-too-common cat-eye and aviator shades. Modern and fashion-forward, a mannish ensemble seems to be the runaway ensemble of choice for an architectural piece like this.

The Row | Sally striped cotton-jersey peplum top | $390
The Row | Sally striped cotton-jersey peplum top | $390

Break away from the red-blue-and-white-wearing fashion crowd with this minimalist cotton-jersey top from Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s The Row. Far from looking like a run-of-the-mill striped top, we love the on-trend peplum, and sharp black trims on the neck and waist. This modern separate will look great over skinny denim or leather pants. In a sea of party attendees all garbed in typical stars-and-stripes, you’ll be the picture of modern refinement without veering away from the day’s patriotic slant.

Photos from Net-a-Porter

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