Nieka Style: Keep patriotism fashionable

I can’t believe we’re already entering a new month this week and the Fourth of July is Friday.

This holiday’s festivities are among my favorites of all celebrations. Fireworks, darling!

D'Nieka Hartsfield

D’Nieka Hartsfield

No matter if you’re lighting up a firecracker show, watching a grandiose display or both, it is one great day for family, friends and parties.

Ever since I can remember, no matter how the family celebrated, we always had to wear our red, white and blue. Some years I missed out but now I wouldn’t have it any other way.

This year, I have reserved my American-flag-inspired casual T-shirt for the big day. I purchased it on a summer shopping trip about a month ago. As soon as I saw it, I immediately thought, “Fourth of July, check!”.

No matter what festivities you plan to participate in, here are some photo-friendly fun ideas and thoughts to show your patriotism in style:

• Patriotic head gear. Most moms with little girls may have already planned to put a head band, bow or two in their daughter’s hair, but moms don’t have to be left out on some holiday hair fashion. Try sporting a red, white and blue floral halo. This is a great crafting idea for mom and daughter and makes the wardrobe selection a lot simpler.

• Earrings. Just another crafty idea that you can get as bold as you like for the day. You may be able to find some really cool pairs already made in either department or craft stores.

• Flag T-shirt. Yep, we see these every year and your best bet is pairing with jean shorts. This look always works. It’s simple and classic.

• Flag bottoms. Just don’t pair them with the flag top. Keep it simple and choose one or the other.

• Sunglasses. Flag printed or red sunglasses are cute and you can wear them with a solid colored outfit.

For this Independence Day, red, white and blue accessories may be the best way to go if you don’t want to add the colors to your wardrobe. I personally love wearing gray and natural tones. So, innovate your patriotic style and have a safe and happy Fourth of July!

D’Nieka Hartsfield writes for Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune. You can contact her at dhartsfield@cnjonline.com or find her on Facebook.