Fashion & Beauty

What We Want to Wear: 07.03.2024

From left to right, cute cropped pants, a tasseled tote, a spiffy sweatshirt and cool crochet top.

By Janet Kelly

NEED inspiration for what to wear on the Fourth? This summer show your stripes in colors—on a lilac smocked skirt, a black-and-white airy crochet top or on an emerald-green tote.

No predictable nautical navy-and-white stripes for Clare V. Her linen Zoe skirt  comes in purple and white and green and white. Make it a matched set with the Célia blouse. The skirt sells for $245.

A striped T-shirt is practically a rite of summer. Tees from Uniqlo have not disappointed so far, so I’m game to click the buy button on this ribbed crewneck. The $9.90 price doesn’t hurt either.

These linen wide-leg pants have pretty much the perfect silhouette—not too high-rise and not too flared. They’re available with an embroidered bottom in tall and petite sizes for $168.

This very cute scallop stripe sweater vest went out of stock before I could even mention it to you. Alternatively, this crochet stripe paneled midi dress ($385) is a good pick for steamy summer days.

I’m not, er, hooked on crochet, but FYI, Zara is having a site-wide sale, and this striped shirt is a wallet-friendly $39.99.

Here’s a perfectly slouchy oversize crewneck sweatshirt in brown and black that will transition well to late summer and fall. It’s $98 from Free People.

What’s summer without a straw bag? This emerald-strip tote caught my fancy with its big tassel accent. It sells for $165 at Shopbop.


This is one of the best styled—and spendiest—sweatshirts (that’s what Proenza Schouler calls this tie-dye top) I’ve seen in a while. It’s reduced from $350 to $245 at Bloomingdale’s.

A classic striped shirt tweaked with dolman sleeves makes a pretty pair with white pants or a skirt. It sells for $194 at Garmentory.



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2 thoughts on “What We Want to Wear: 07.03.2024

  1. Nancy G says:

    Of course I love the Proenza Schouler sweatshirt! But I’ll also note that Free People seems to have upped its game recently with items grown women can wear. FYI, for those who recognize that July 4 items have a limited lifespan, Old Navy puts out inexpensive tee shirt designs every year for all ages and genders.

  2. Carol says:

    I loved the striped crop pants, may be (even on sale) a bit pricey for me, also love the tie-dyed top!
    I only have one 4th of July t-shirt, really need another!!! thanks Janet!

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