“No taxation without representation!” That was the battle cry of the American colonies while fighting for independence from England. These days, our 4th of July cries are more like “We’re out of brats, someone go to the store!” America’s independence is a time for celebration, fireworks displays, and good old fashioned BBQ’s. When spending time outside this summer, everyone wants to be comfortable and look good. During the 4th of July, what better way to show your pride in the U.S. of A than by sporting red, white, and blue from head to toe?
Red shoes have been a closet staple ever since Dorothy trekked across Oz in those ruby red slippers. Not everyone can pull off a pair of glittery pumps like Dorothy can, but red patent leather heels have a place in every girl’s wardrobe. The Red Patent Sofft Ramona is a closet staple. American Sweetheart Reese Witherspoon shows off an adorable 4th-of-July-ready look in her latest movie “This Means War:” a cute navy sundress paired with some red patent leather heels.
For those of you looking for a more classic BBQ look, try the TOMS University Classic in Red. This shoe has a summery espadrille sole, and a breathable fabric upper, perfect for hanging out on warm days.
Another cool, all-American classic summer look is the Converse All Star sneaker. Lauren Conrad sports a red pair with jeans, a white tee, and blue and red jackets. Perfect for patriotic summer travel!
Elvis may have made blue suede shoes a huge trend, but just like blue jeans, blue and navy shoes can complete any outfit with ease. From baby blues to navy blues, complete any outfit with a cool blue pair of shoes.
4th of July and summer BBQ’s are the perfect times to wear white. After Memorial Day and before Labor Day (although that’s not necessarily a “rule” anymore), whites give a bright and summery vibe.
For the men out there who don’t like to color code to the holidays, we’ve got the perfect BBQ shoe for you too. The Reef Fanning is as comfortable as it is good looking, and any guy who wears it will be a BBQ crowd pleaser: the sole has a built in bottle opener, so the good times can keep flowing until the fireworks start.
Enjoy the BBQ weather in style with a little bit of help from all of us here at www.doddsshoe.com.