Here is your vintage fashion guide to fourth of july

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Welcome to socially-distanced summer! Governor Newsom issued ahead of Fourth of July weekend that businesses including restaurants and wineries can only operate outdoors, according to ABC7. As far as I’m concerned, your Fourth of July style doesn’t have to suffer. A stay-at-home holiday is actually a chance to cultivate creativity through what you wear!

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Brunch in Laguna Beach

After all, it was the period between the end of World War I and World War II that American resort wear became a thing, according to The Conversation! Prior to this more casual genre of clothing, Paris couture was the industry standard for what was in style. Fashion like most social constructs evolves in adversity. Innovation sparks joy in the face of darkness. Similarly, so does nostalgia.

That’s why I personally will be looking to 1930s resort wear for my Independence Day Weekend-wear. I’ve been obsessed with “off-duty” outfits lately since, well there haven’t been many places to go.

Rather than sticking to lounge sets every day (which is so tempting, especially while #WFH), I find solace in sophistication, like these paper-bag trousers that call back to Grace Kelly. They are airy and comfortable for the heat but chic!

In the spirit of Americana, I paired the khaki pants with a baby-blue linen blouse and tied the look together with a vintage chainmail and leather belt. These cheetah print mules were on rotation in my closet before Tiger King was a thing. Since my clothes are pretty simple and structured, I wanted the shoes to be conversation pieces. I added these tortoiseshell barrettes on either side of my middle-parted hairdo for that final touch!

Disclaimer: These photos were recycled from my family’s resort rendezvous last summer in Laguna Beach, when the world was much safer.

What trends would you like advice on how to wear this summer? Drop them in the comments, and I’m happy to implement them into future blog entries!

Keeping it Krischic,

Kristin Vartan

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