TREND: Sunny and Striped

The Fourth of July is many a college student's favorite holiday, and for good reason! No other holiday involves the superb combination of fireworks, BBQ, the beach, and copious amounts of beer drinking. It's also the only major national holiday that takes place in the summer months, which means cute bathing suits, crop tops, short shorts, and the ever-classic sundress. Sundresses are an amazing way to look fashionable both day and night. A sundress is also an appropriate option for most location-specific parties; whether you're at the beach, out to dinner, or at a bar, a flirty yet festive dress is the perfect way to show your pride while looking fabulous. The best way to do this is by embracing the season's hottest trend — stripes!

Stripes have been everywhere lately, which is fitting for this particular holiday, due to the Fourth of July's stars-and-stripes theme! Rocking a striped sundress is a sure way to work the red, white, and blue while looking current and stylish. This Fashionista matches a structured navy and white sundress with a pair of silver dress sandals. The fabric and pattern allow the dress to work well for a day-time party, but when paired with wedges, the chic silhouette makes for a great night-time look, as well.

If you're ready to get patriotic for your Fourth of July, go for the look with this Iska Striped Top Dress or this Ella Moss Liberty Dress. Another option is a simple tank-top dress, such as the Dawna Mariner Striped Mini Dress from Joie. Throw it on over your bathing suit, or belt it and pair it with heels and jewelry for a night out. Feeling a little bit daring? Go wild in a festive romper, like the Disco Play from Marc by Marc Jacobs.

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TREND: Fedoras

With their initial entrance into the fashion world, fedoras bloomed in the early 1920s.  However, their popularity slowly faded by the end of the 1950s. Fortunately, like most great fashion trends, the fedora has blossomed back into the fashion scene, and is the perfect compliment to a variety of outfits.

With the heat of summer upon us, pairing a fedora with your outfit is a great way to keep the sun's rays off your face, and of course, a great way to add flare to your summer outfit. This Fashionista is sporting a black fedora, accented with a black and white stripe, allowing it to be both casual and laid-back, or spunky and playful. She has paired it with black gladiator style sandals, khaki shorts, and a black cardigan over a simple white tank.

This Fashionista's fedora was found at Cira, a local shop in Old Town Square. Places like the local Target and Express also feature a wide selection of fedoras that can be found in a range of colors and styles. Perhaps the greatest part of these fabulous hats is that they can be paired with just about any outfit you desire!

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