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Fashion: Sarah Stright-Hartley

June 27, 2012

Sarah Stright on Fashion: Create some July 4 fireworks with cool, colorful attire

NEW CASTLE — Independence Day is right around the corner and with that come parties and barbecues and a lot of time spent outside.  

Another thing that comes with this time of year? Scorching temperatures, as we've already seen. Oftentimes, these temperatures break to much cooler later in the day.

When you're away from home all day, the last thing you want to do is have to worry about changing as the night grows cooler. So I've got a few key pieces for you to stash in your car that will easily take you from day to night — from a low-key event to a more dressed-up occasion.  

Let’s start with the women. Begin with a simple outfit such as a cute camisole and cuffed denim. A tank that ties at the natural waist, such as the example to the right, is flattering on everyone as it highlights the smallest part of you. For daytime, throw on casual sandals, a great hat and sunglasses to shield you from the sun, and carry a casual tote. A beaded necklace also is a simple way to dress up your look.

In addition, the colors here will show off your American pride without being so obvious. Once the night starts to cool, trade in your sandals for red heels — an automatic way to make your outfit more chic. A simple black blazer and a great printed scarf over your camisole adds just the right amount of warmth and style. Finish your look with a simple black clutch and you're ready to see fireworks in style.

For the men, changing your style is even easier. Start again with a simple outfit, like a striped short-sleeve henley, and a pair of dark wash denim.  For day, a baseball cap, sunglasses and casual leather sandals will keep you cool and relaxed. A reversible leather belt and cool watch is an easy style pick-me-up. For nighttime, throw on a cool canvas jacket, change into leather boat shoes and you're ready to go. The leather belt and watch from the daytime events will still hold up wonderfully.

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