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Fashion: Sarah Stright-Hartley

July 2, 2014

Sarah Stright-Hartley: Happy birthday, ’Merica! This outfit’s for you!

NEW CASTLE — Let's get patriotic!

My favorite holiday — the Fourth of July — is right around the corner.

I become an immediate child as soon as fireworks are soaring above my head. I stare in wonder at these giant balls of sparkle and light and "ooh" and "aah" with the best of 'em. And this year, I get to introduce my son to my favorite holiday.

At just 4 months old, I'm really hoping that he'll stare at the fireworks the way I do and develop a lifelong love of them, so every Fourth of July will become "our holiday.”

To the right, I've put together a family ensemble to celebrate the holiday without draping yourself in an American flag.  

For Mom — A striped tank, cropped jeans, and blue and white sneakers are very celebratory. I also like the idea of adding red accessories, like a cross body bag (perfect for keeping your hands free so you can hold onto the little ones), and a bold red necklace. You'll feel nice and cool during the day and covered up enough for the cooler night.

For Dad — Is there anything more fun than a graphic 'Merica tee? You're automatically holiday appropriate, and all you need after that is easy jeans, and comfortable sneakers. Perfect for chasing the kids around in!

For baby boy — A navy tank paired with red graphic shorts is a really cool little boy look. Red sandals that won't slip off his feet complete the look.

For baby girl — A fun red dress with layers of polka dots will look celebratory but she'll just love how fun it is! Red sandals with a pretty flower detail will be adorable on her tiny feet.

Does your family dress up for the holiday? I hope you all have a safe and fun Fourth!

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