A Casual Fourth of July Look for Summer - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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A Casual Fourth of July Look for Summer

Today I am talking about how to style a casual 4th of July look for the Summer.

Casual Look for the 4th of July

Are we tired of white dresses yet?

Heck no!

The only places I won’t wear a white dress is to a Vineyard or to an Italian restaurant. Everywhere else is fair game.

This rusched white sleeveless dress was gifted to me by XCVI , and it is not only a fun style, but cool as well in cotton with a little stretch with spandex. It is a dress a part of their core collection.  This is the Raymond dress and comes in 11 other colors. My second choice would be the olive. 

  • Stretch poplin body – 96/4 Cotton/Spandex
  • Jersey inserts – 92/8 Cotton/Spandex

I thought about styling it for the 4th of July and love just to add those little touches like my red earrings and navy-blue leather purse. I am not one to wear an American flag as a dress, top or otherwise.

To complete the casual look, I am wearing Superga sneakers with an espadrille style. Gives off that relaxed, casual vibe I am looking for.

Unless you are playing with your grandkids and have to get down on the floor- a white simple dress can work well for this Patriotic holiday.

If you are looking for other ideas, I have created this REEL on INSTAGRAM with 3 patriotic looks. 🙂

So, the one tip, if you don’t want to dress like the American flag, but want to show your patriotism, try dressing in white, blue or red, and add the other colors with your accessories.

You could certainly change out the sneakers for some woven slides as well, for a cool summer look. Also, if you are going somewhere to eat and will be indoor, a denim jacket would look great with this look as well.

Life Lately

Life lately has been busy! Fun- busy, which is ok with me! My brother, Tim,  and his family flew in from Hoboken and spent last week at my other brother’s (Matt’s) house.  My brother and sis in law have 2 kids, age 4.5 and 3. Let’s just say there is a lot of energy in this house!  Matt and his wife have bought the house 10 minutes away, and we all enjoyed pool and grill time this week. My little nephew if I would call him when they went home, and also continually asked when I was coming in the pool. He is a doll! We went out to eat on the Lake a few times, rented a Pontoon for the day, and spent alot of time on floaties in the pool. I have a white swan that is 6 feet wide 🙂 and would take up 1/3 of the pool! My mom is here until August. It really was a fun time!


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Raymond Dress from the Core collection– c/o XCVI  * gifted  This was gifted but my opinion and review is always truthful.

Superga sneakers c/o Soft Surroundings

Earrings- Amazon

bag- Tressje ( option)

How will you dress for the Holiday? Let me know in the comments. 

Have a great day!
Jess xx


  • Maureen
    Posted at 10:59h, 30 June Reply

    You look beautiful Jess and this look is so perfect for the 4th! I love how you paired it with sneakers for that laid back vibe. Btw, reading your life lately, got me all happy! Family time is my favorite and sounds like you guys are truly soaking in all the summer fun! And yay for your mom staying until August. I know I look forward to seeing my parents, Grandma and just family in general so yeah, super excited for all the fun you are having!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 05:43h, 30 June Reply

    Fabulous dress, it looks great on you! I love the pop of red with the earrings.

    Emma xxx

  • Leslie Susan Clingan
    Posted at 22:42h, 29 June Reply

    I bet there has been a lot of energy in that house. When my grands come over my house fairly vibrates from the energy and noise. But it is so quiet when they go home.

    Super cute casual dress. Perfect for the 4th. I like that it isn’t red, white and blue. Although, I do like that patriotic combo, too. Great accessories, too. I checked the other colors available and that olive is dreamy and so is the burnt orange.

    Enjoy your time with your mom. We need to get back up to KY to see our moms soon. At 95, I feel like my mom is on borrowed time. So thankful to still have her.

  • Michelle
    Posted at 09:20h, 29 June Reply

    I love this dress, Jess! Imo, ruched detailing looks great on everybody. So I will be checking this one out. I’m so glad you’ve been having such a great time with your family.


  • Amber
    Posted at 22:35h, 28 June Reply

    I love your dress and sneakers together here! Hope you enjoy the holiday weekend!

    I hope you are having a great week so far!


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  • Jodie Filogomo
    Posted at 19:34h, 27 June Reply

    What a great dress Jess. I am such a fan of white dresses which could be the reason I have more than one, haha.

  • Wendy
    Posted at 11:54h, 27 June Reply

    Jess, your family life sounds amazing!! Wonderfully Mayberry.! And I love the dress.

    Kisses to the pups!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:57h, 27 June Reply

      Thanks Wendy! We have drama like everyone else though! 😉 We are a close family though. Hope your week is off to a good start! thanks! They finally got their haircuts recently!

  • Suzy Turner
    Posted at 09:26h, 27 June Reply

    Jess, you look so gorgeous and relaxed. I love the dress, and the Superga sneakers are fabulous—I love the espadrille soles. Perfect summer shoes! Your time with the family sounded like utter perfection. I’ve been wanting to drift in the pool all week but the weather is a bit chilly at the moment. It would be lovely and warm were it not for a cold wind.
    Suzy xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:43h, 27 June Reply

      Thanks Suzy! I was a bit relaxed! It was so fun just hanging with everyone and enjoying the pool. Hopefully you’ll get some pool time soon. The dress is very cool and comfy and I have always liked an espadrille sneaker. Have a great week!

  • Kellyann Rohr
    Posted at 09:21h, 27 June Reply

    I love that your whole family has been having so much fun together. I do hope your mom moves to be closer to y’all, I know how wonderful that would be for everyone.
    Loving this white dress on you, especially with those fabulous sneakers. They are so stylish!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:44h, 27 June Reply

      Thanks Kellyann! We do enjoy the fact that most of us are down here. If the real estate prices ever come down, mom may enjoy relocating! The Superga sneakers are made so well too!

  • Neti
    Posted at 09:06h, 27 June Reply

    I love this dress on You my Dear. A crisp white dress is always good to have in the closet.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:47h, 27 June Reply

      Thank you Neti! I have a few, but liked this bodycon but cool style The rusching is my fav

  • Lovely
    Posted at 04:19h, 27 June Reply

    This is a brilliant look for summer, Love everything about this outfit!

  • Celine
    Posted at 03:10h, 27 June Reply

    The perfect casual look but also perfect to wear from day to evening! You look beautiful 🤍

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:47h, 27 June Reply

      So right! thank you. I would wear my strappy sandals and a cute clutch for night time.

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