Photos by Jnelly Photography
I cannot believe it is almost July!! You guys, this year is literally flying by and I can’t handle it! I don’t know about y’all but long holiday weekends fill me with so much excitement. When I was younger, the 4th of July weekend always meant tons of beach time. We used to rent this small little beach house on 2nd street on Tybee Island, when we weren’t watching Mary-Kate & Ashley videos or counting our sharks teeth we found, my sister and I were total beach babes. Some of my most favorite childhood summer memories were in that house!
This year, things are a little bit different. I am currently debating going home to the beach or staying in Atlanta and making it a pool weekend! One of the most stressful things for me on a day like the 4th is, of course, what to wear! Usually you go from the beach/pool to a BBQ, fireworks or some other function! Making your look go from beachy to BBQ-y is quite the challenge, but don’t you worry ladies…I have figured this thing out.
Pair an oversized tunic-like top with your patriotic swimsuit and you’ve got a great beach/pool look. This one from Jarrett Bay Clothing Co. is my absolute favorite summer staple! Who doesn’t love a good stripe top and this one with the super tight sleeves makes the oversized part still flattering!
For a move from the pool to a BBQ party, ditch the suit for a cute pair of denim shorts, add a pop of color in the bag and of course a statement earring to elevate your casual look! If you’re looking to ditch the makeup for your BBQ celebration, a hat does wonders! I know I will probably toss on a navy baseball hat after a full day in the sun!
How will y’all be celebrating the 4th?!