Dressing on-theme for a holiday get-together without looking absurd is no small task. It's especially tricky on the Fourth of July, when the color palette and pattern options are fairly limited. (As it turns out, stars and stripes tend to look better on a flagpole than a human body). That's why we put together this roundup of chic Independence Day outfit inspo. Scroll through for 10 outfit ideas that are totally wearable, and click on the links throughout to recreate each look.
We've never been the kind of gals to go all crazy with the patriotic spirit on July 4. Don't get us wrong, we love this country and what it stands for -- the land where dreams are realized, no matter where you come from. Sounds hokey, but roll with us on this one.
Of U.S. cities, which town is the fairest of them all? No, we're not talking waterfalls and flowers; we're talking people. And since beauty is pretty much in the eye of the beholder, we admit, it's hard to tell which town takes the title. There are so many qualities to consider: good looks (like having beautiful hair or clear skin), fit figures, brains, personality, charisma, sense of humor ... and everyone's preferences are so different. But just for fun, we put good looks way up there.
Ever had a beauty product you love so much that you shook, hacked, scraped or squeezed its container until you were absolutely positive you had expended all of its precious contents? Rare indeed is the product that elicits that deliciously desperate feeling, especially in beauty editors. So when our team of beauty mavens encounters a rave-worthy product, you know it's the real deal. Herewith, our editors rattle off their "beauty empties," aka the best beauty products that they can't help but use until the last drop. Read on for their best nail polishes, hair products, skin care products and makeup now.
Radiant, even-toned skin sets the stage for the rest of your makeup -- but you don't need a heavy foundation and layers of powder for a smooth, flawless complexion. Not anymore, at least. Over the past several years, the best CC creams have inspired many women to give up heavy foundation, thanks to the natural, skin-perfecting coverage they offer.