Style Guide: 4th of July

If you love summer, then chances are you love the 4th of July. Grilling, swimming, fireworks, and cold beers are as much staples of the holiday as they are of the season itself. As a result, preparing to celebrate our country’s independence (241 years strong, baby), is just as straight forward as getting ready for a summer day of fun with friends.

There is no need to go crazy or drop a bunch of cash – a simple t-shirt or camp collar button up, a comfortable pair of shorts, and light shoes go a long way. If you can get them in red white and blue, all the better. We’ve assembled what we see as an ideal outfit for a day spent by the pool, or on the beach with friends. Whether these specific pieces stand out to you or they give you a few ideas of your own – we hope you have a great, stylish 4th of July.

Cutwater Spirits Bloody Mary

As far as 4th of July beverages go, the canned cocktails from Cutwater Spirits are a solid way to go. The San Diego based brand has a large number of cocktails ready for enjoying by the grill, at the pool, or on the beach. One of our favorites is most definitely their Bloody Mary. The drink is made with Fugu Vodka and the distillers own bloody mary mix and boasts a 10 percent ABV.

Purchase: $15

SunBum 30 SPF Sunscreen

If you’re going to be spending the day out in the sun you better come equipped with some protection. Sure, you can save a bit and go for the cheap, greasy kind that comes by the bucket, or you can treat yourself a bit with this pick from SunBum. This 30 SPF sunscreen has broad spectrum protection, won’t run into your eyes, and will stay on even if you hop in the water.

Purchase: $18

Shoots Tribe Towel

Don’t get caught heading to the beach without a towel. This one from Southern California surf brand Aloha Beach Club is made from lightweight cotton hand woven into a 63 by 40 inch wide piece of cloth. An ideal towel for hanging by the water.

Purchase: $34

Outerknown Shonan Stripe Pocket Tee

Made from a blend of hemp and organic cotton this fair trade certified t-shirt boasts a classic look breezy feel. The collar of the shirt features a light rib detailing, as does the left breast pocket – adding a bit of a distinctive feel to an already tried and true look.

Purchase: $68

Mollusk Vacation Trunks

Board shorts can be a hit or a miss. This pair from Mollusk, however, are as solid as they come. Made from a simple cotton nylon blend and featuring a drawstring waist, you’ll be just as comfortable wearing them at the beach as at the taco shop.

Purchase: $68

Rivieras Cotton Slip-Ons

If you’re looking for something other than just a pair of canvas sneakers to lounge around in, consider something like these slip ons from Rivieras. Made from a lightweight and breathable cotton and featuring a rubber sole, they’re just as good for walking around on the beach as they are for kicking it in town.

Purchase: $75

Tsovet SVT-CN38 Watch

Warm weather calls for watches with breathable straps. This one from Tsovet boasts a nylon band, as well as a sharp and attractive look. The 316L stainless steel case measures in at 38mm and boasts a 513.1 Swiss quartz Ronda movement.

Purchase: $200

GLCO Mark Mcnairy Sunglasses

What better way to celebrate our independence than by rocking a pair of American made shades? This pair from GLCO boast a clear frame with CR-39 lenses with 100% UV protection.

Purchase: $395

7 Best Canned Cocktails

Looking for something other than just your common can of suds for the 4th? Take a look at our list of the best canned cocktails.