TREND: All-American Plaid

July 4th is around the corner, and with that said, it's time to get out your red, white and blue. With it's take-over of the fashion runways since early this year, plaid fashion is undeniably one of the must have patterns for 2010. Try sporting the nation's colors by wearing one of the most fashionable prints of the year.

This Fashionista's red, white and blue plaid dress is both a casual and festive choice for a July 4th celebration.This Fashionista paired her plaid dress with a pair of sandy color sandals and an over-sized brown purse, pairing some neutral colors with her plaid print.

Hint: Since plaid is a bold pattern, matching with neutral solid colors is best. If you're looking to keep it simple, don't over accesorize around the plaid. However, if you're looking to create a stand-out look, try adding a  waist belt and some of your favorite jewelry. If dresses aren't your thing, try a plaid over-sized shirt with a pair of denim shorts or leggings. Bloomingdales offers a ton of these red, white and blue over-sized shirts.

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