Trend Report: Red, White and Blue Stripes!

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Stripes are back in a big way and they are an absolute must-have item not only for the fourth of July, but for all of summer: Nautical stripes look fresh, clean and immediately update any outfit. The best part? You can wear stripes with a large variety of items, and in many different ways. Here’s how:

The Tee

Striped Tunic

A red or blue striped tee with jeans is the perfect July 4th look, and you can even do white jeans for an extra-patriotic and extra-summery look. MM Tip: Throw on a tailored jacket and it’s a perfect office look for the next day.

Dress

Alexander Wang Striped Dress

This tank dress is perfect over a bathing suit but can also be worn during the day with flip flops. Adding a red belt dresses it up, gives it more shape, and is the perfect nautical touch. MM Tip: Think it’s a little too revealing for you? Pair it with a denim jacket or even a button-down crispy white shirt left open. Perfect for a summer vacation!

Skirt

High waisted striped skirt

This is just such a cute, classy look. Wear it with a white tee or tank, or even a red top. You can’t go wrong in terms of shoes with this — heels, flats, it will all work. MM Tip: Because this skirt is high-waisted be sure to tuck in your top to slim your waistline.

Bag

Rebecca Minkoff Tote

Spending the fourth on the beach? You can’t get more beachy than a tote like this, but you can also carry this bag to the gym, to the pool, and even to the office to update your look. This one is big enough to fit a lap-top AND lunch for your kids. MM Tip: Wrap a colorful scarf around the handles of your tote and create instant glamour.

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