Work Ready 4th of July Outfits

I love the 4th of July! It’s one of the more festive holidays at work that people really get into. I don’t know about your office, but ours does some pretty exciting stuff. We have cookouts and raffles. Also, people really get into their red, white, and blue outfits! So do I. It makes a holiday work week a little more fun. Don’t you think? Here are some ideas of festive 4th of July outfits that are work appropriate as well.

Be subtle

Notice how the main body of my outfit utilizes only 2 of the colors (red and white), then I just add blue as an accent color in my shoes and accessories. That way, your outfit doesn’t look so busy or forced. You don’t want to seem like you tried too hard to be festive.

Function within your dress code

I feel like 4th of July outfits have been about wearing t-shirts with the American flag and some jeans. There’s nothing wrong with that at all! However, our job’s dress code only allows jeans on certain days and we can’t wear graphic tees. So, embrace the dress code and let it drive your outfit choice. My outfit this past Tuesday is still very much corporate: with the blazer, skirt below the knee, and fairly classic. However, it’s still red, white, and blue. It still makes me feel like I’m participating in the festivities!

Wear Patterns

Wearing print is always a good way to liven up an outfit. I love this blue and white polka dot jumpsuit. It says fun without being in your face. However, notice how I’m still following the 2 previous tips. The outfit is still subtle and follows the dress code

You can keep these simple tips in mind, I believe, for any holiday themed work outfit. You can still join in on the fun, but also maintain work appropriateness at you corporate job.


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