Wearing red, white, and blue can be a tricky thing. If not done correctly, one risks the dreaded “Christmas sweater” effect. However, when used in moderation, as the following classic women illustrate, patriotism makes quite the summer fashion statement.
Jackie’s blue and white striped shirt paired with white slacks is a classic understated look. Notice how she completes the red, white, and blue look by adding a watch with its colorful band. Interestingly, Jackie designed the watch, known as the American Flag Watch, during her brother-in-law Robert Kennedy’s presidential campaign. The watch was issued to all of the campaign staff and was used as identification as well as a show of patriotism.
Jacqueline Kennedy American Flag Watch
By adding two scarves — one red and one blue — to her white blouse, Grace creates a simple, yet sophisticated look.
First Lady Michelle Obama opts for a casual red, white, and blue print top and white pants for a Fourth of July barbeque for military members and families on the South Lawn of the White House.
Photo by Brian Nicholson, Deseret News
Ann Romney, wearing a red and white wrap dress, arrives with her husband to greet supporters during a campaign stop at the Hires Big H in Salt Lake City.