A Star-Spangled Guide to Fourth of July Style

The right way to wear red,
white and blue!




Written by Maddie Howard


It’s that time of year again!
Fourth of July is just around the corner which means it’s time dig out that
‘merica tank top that has been collecting dust in one of your drawers since
college…actually on second thought, maybe it should just stay there. This year,
The GentleManual is challenging you to step up your patriotic wardrobe game. We
have rounded up our favorite red white and blue looks to help you pull together
a Fourth of July style that even the founding fathers would approve of. No
matter what your independence day plans are, we’ve got you covered.
Parade Apparel

Our Fourth of July Style Parade Look
You will be hard-pressed to
name something more American than worn out denim jeans. We decided it’s time to
put an updated spin on this look by incorporating a piece you probably already
have in your closet. In comes the denim shirt. Pair your shirt with a pair of
crisp red trousers and white sneakers for an all American look. If that still
isn’t patriotic enough for you, we recommend adding a touch of class with this
U.S.A. striped tie to pull the entire look together. This preppy combo is sure
to turn heads away from the fireworks.
Fourth of July Style at a
Barbecue


Our Fourth of July Style Barbecue Look
News Flash! Flannels aren’t
just for cowboys anymore! The old west staple has worked its way off the cattle
ranches and into men’s closets across America. If a casual Fourth of July style
is more your speed, try this easy-going ‘fit to effortlessly achieve your red
white and blue look. Try pairing a red and white flannel with your favorite
pair of blue jeans. Top it off with a cool navy blue bomber jacket to tie it
all together. But wait we not finished! We recommend throwing these festive
“let feet-dom ring” socks on underneath desert boots for just a hint of the iconic
stars n’ stripes we know and love!

Beach Blowout
Our Fourth of July Style Beach Look
If you’re headed to the beach
this independence day, we recommend this beach-inspired ensemble. You’ll keep
cool while looking hot! Whether you’re grilling out on the sand or just kicking
back with an ice cold beer, this look can effortlessly go from sea to land. You
can leave the hassle of a wardrobe change once the sun goes down, behind. Start
by throwing on a white linen shirt. Linen is the perfect fabric to wear to the
beach especially with Fourth of July style. It’s light and breathable material
allows the salty breeze to flow right in. It provides a classic look without
outshining the real star of the outfit, the shorts. Add a colorful pair of swim
shorts to act as a pop of color for the outfit.
Fourth of July Yacht Party

Yacht Ready Fourth of July Style Look
If you are fortunate enough to
have a boat (or find a friend who has a boat), then we have the perfect outfit
for you! Since you are traveling on the high seas this fourth of July, try
channeling a nautical inspired look into your patriotic apparel.  Pair a navy and white striped long sleeve tee
with red or navy drawstring shorts. Top off the outfit with accessories like a
hat and sunglasses to keep you cool all day long.
Our Look Fourth of July Style
                       Our Fourth of July Style Look
No matter which look you go
with, we hope you have a safe and happy fourth! Let us know your 4th of July
plans in the comments below.

Maddie Howard


SOURCE: THE GENTLEMANUAL
Kayode Ojo
Kayode Emmanuel Ojo is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at SHEFFA Limited. He is presently studying Computer Science at the National Open University, Victoria Island, Lagos.