Fun on the 4th: How to Wear American Flag Shorts

How to wear American flag shorts by southern fashion blogger Stephanie Ziajka from Diary of a Debutante, casual 4th of July outfit idea

I’m not sure if I’ve ever said it out loud, but the two trends I most strongly dislike in today’s modern fashion are an overabundance of jean shorts (aka jorts), especially on dudes, and crop tops. I know some ladies can rock the socks off of a good crop top; I, with my awkwardly long torso, am just not one of them, regardless of the fact that flaunting a bare midriff still makes me think I’m going to get detention or something. However, in the name of patriotism and 4th of July fashion,  I came to term with both of my former personal faux pas and said YES TO THE… jorts. I simply had to have these super comfy American flag shorts from Tipsy Elves, a brand known for making red, white, and certified bad-A patriotic apparel, as well as hilarious ugly Christmas sweaters.

To match the fun of my new low rise American flag shorts, I found this ruffled white crop top during a routine stop at Bloomingdales and figured I’d give this outfit a big American GO. Thanks to Heather from HBJ Photography for switching photography gears from gowns to jorts for my cheerful rendition of how I interpret the playfulness of 4th of July fashion– and for being a blast to shoot with, even in 100 degree weather. Full outfit details at the bottom of this post.

How to wear American flag shorts by southern fashion blogger Stephanie Ziajka from Diary of a Debutante, casual 4th of July outfit idea How to wear American flag shorts by southern fashion blogger Stephanie Ziajka from Diary of a Debutante, casual 4th of July outfit idea How to wear American flag shorts by southern fashion blogger Stephanie Ziajka from Diary of a Debutante, casual 4th of July outfit idea How to wear American flag shorts by southern fashion blogger Stephanie Ziajka from Diary of a Debutante, casual 4th of July outfit idea

Can I just mention how much I adore this acrylic state necklace? Moon & Lola makes them in for state in about a zillion different colors, and you can actually request a heart or star over your hometown. Mine has a heart right where Orlando would be. How presh.

How to wear American flag shorts by southern fashion blogger Stephanie Ziajka from Diary of a Debutante, casual 4th of July outfit idea, acrylic Florida state necklace How to wear American flag shorts by southern fashion blogger Stephanie Ziajka from Diary of a Debutante, casual 4th of July outfit idea, acrylic Florida state necklace How to wear American flag shorts by southern fashion blogger Stephanie Ziajka from Diary of a Debutante, casual 4th of July outfit idea, acrylic Florida state necklace How to wear American flag shorts by southern fashion blogger Stephanie Ziajka from Diary of a Debutante, casual 4th of July outfit idea, acrylic Florida state necklaceShop the Look: Top: Socialite, $35 (similar) | American Flag Shorts: Tipsy Elves, $23 | Shoes: Target Style, $20 | Pinwheel: Swoozies, $6 | Earrings: Kendra Scott, $65 | Necklace: Moon & Lola, $48 | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, $150

Happy 4th, y’all! If you’re doing any Independence Day shopping, click here for a round-up of all the best deals!

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