Celebrate the States in Style
Our trip to DC had us feeling patriotic. So we went hunting for fabulous ways to add all-American flair to beach days, picnics and barbecues this summer. From chic star-spangled accessories to the perfect apple pie and even a few essential beauty buys, this month’s divine finds is all about iconic Americana with an elegant twist.
$350 Life by Muriel Bandolini
Why settle for a beach towel when you can lounge in luxury on your very own bed? Muriel Bandolini’s clever design makes it easy to set up cabana-style accommodations wherever you go.
Maxi Caftan Dress
No, you don’t have to be in Australia or Bali or Tulum to wear a caftan. This geometric print number from Missoni in vibrant blues feels just right from Miami to Martha’s Vineyard.
Semi Matte Lipstick in Jungle Red
Nothing completes a classic American look like a red lip. Right now we’re loving the semi-matte finish and universally flattering color of this one from Nars.
$21 Mario Luca Giusti
Dazzle your guests with these striking acrylic tumblers. Set them out on the bar in stripes of red white and blue to make a festive statement.
Get to know over 100 American It-girls through the eyes of a former Vogue photographer. American Beauty features portraits and profiles of graceful, glamorous and powerful women like Solange Knowles, Jenna Lyons, Lily Aldridge and many more.
Yasmin Pucker Swimsuit
$445 Lisa Marie Fernandez
New York stylist Lisa Marie Fernandez’s debut swimwear collection is full of sophisticated pieces to suit every body. We love the subtle nautical detail on this flattering red one-piece that’s perfect for a day of smooth sailing.
Flag Knit Textiles
Sprucing things up around the house for that Fourth of July party? These 100% cotton knits from Ralph Lauren add not only patriotic style, but a luxurious textural element.
Cowboy Rib Chops
$250 set of 4
Brandt Family Reserve
Serve the best at your next BBQ with these hand-selected reserve chops from Brandt Beef, the only beef producer in the world to receive a Seal of Excellence from the Master Chef Institute.
$171 Molle W. Trousseau
Whatever you choose to wear when hosting your upcoming summer cookout, stay polished with this luxe leather apron in all-American brick red.
Executive Croquet Set
$550 English Ash
Have some fun out on the lawn with this classic croquet set. It may be an English tradition, but we think it adds a fabulous competitive element to everything from a barbecue to a garden party brunch.
Atomic Pop Art Diamond Ring
$5,740 Diane Kordas
Embellished with 1.05-carats of sparkling pave diamonds in an 18-karat white gold setting, this unique statement ring has a spunky ebullience about it.
American Flag Shoulder Bag
$2,000 Marc Jacobs
One of the great American designers of our time pays homage to his home country with this fabulous python-sequined shoulder bag that makes any outfit instantly festive.
Airbrush Bronzing Mist
$42 Hampton Sun
Look like you just spent the weekend in the Hamptons with this sumptuous bronzing mist. Infused with natural sweet almond and macadamia oils, it drys quickly to give you a streak-free golden glow with a silky finish.
Le Flâneur Sportif d’Hermès
Versatile, light, durable and comfortable, this Hermès bike is built to last a lifetime. In a deep cherry red with taupe leather accents, it’s also undeniably chic.
Embellished Ankle Boots
We couldn’t leave out a little star-spangled something—and thankfully we found it from Valentino. We love how these statement-making booties keep it classy with a streamlined, of-the-moment silhouette.
A picnic on the beach gets better with this classy canvas blanket from Hermès in graphic crimson stripes.
Oval Signature Shades
Did we mention that one of Chanel’s earliest American fans was none other than Jackie O? Channel the First Lady’s iconic style with these oversized oval sunnies in a modern mix of tortoise and red.
Williams-Sonoma has tapped Chicago’s famous More bakery to craft these premium cupcakes that are as delicious as they are adorable. Made in small batches with the finest ingredients, they’re sure to disappear at any Fourth of July picnic.
Big Apple Pie
$79 Sweet Street
Loaded with fresh, crisp apples and topped with crunchy granola’d crumbs, the quintessential American dessert has been perfected at Sweet Street, an award-winning woman-owned desserts company with a global reach.
Marine Picnic Basket
$282 Le Jardins de La Comtesse
We love this classic wicker picnic basket complete with ceramic plates, glass goblets, a corkscrew and a tablecloth. It’s everything you need for an elegant picnic—just add food and wine.
Wild Thing Fringe Suede Sandals
Both cheerleaders and cowgirls can get a kick out of these red suede stilettos from one of our favorite shoe brands, Aquazurra. Wear with anything from printed dresses to distressed denim.
Classic Flap Bag
Coco Chanel may have been French, but she always understood the American spirit. We love this abstract plaid print to add a preppy yet fresh pop to any summer look.