The Fourth of July is upon us! With America's Birthday tomorrow, I thought it would be good to go over some essentials!

First thing: whatever you're wearing, make sure it's RED, BLUE, and WHITE.

You can make your own t-shirts. My family used to do that all the time when I was growing up. I don't carry on the tradition, but I really should!

I'm wearing white laced shorts (thanks, Target!), a red cami, an American Flag scarf, and accessorising with aviator glasses and a blue beaded bracelet.

If you're spending the Fourth with some swimming, you can wear any swimsuit you want really. BUT, if you want to be really patriotic {{ like me }} you can get a flag swimsuit at Target!

Target has different flag designs. I chose this combo because I'm really loving the triangle tops this season. They are so cute and stylish! I actually snagged my bottoms last season when they were on sale. I didn't pick up a top because I was not "bikini body ready." This season, I am!

Lastly, paint your nails! Show your patriotic flair! You can do whatever nail art you want. Or you can paint each nail red. Or blue. Or white. Orrrr I guess if you really don't want to paint your nails, you can leave them natural {{ but really, they're more fun if you paint them! }}

I chose to keep my nail design simple. I wanted red to be the main color, yet wanted to add a splash of blue AND white. This is what I came up with! My toes match my fingernails.

sidenote: I never do a great job of painting my finger nails, but I actually pulled it off this time! I am so proud of myself!

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