Style that salutes

by Amanda Bedgood

Flag-inspired pieces in time for Independence Day, cute enough to rock all summer

We're as patriotic as the next gal, but it's been awhile since this IND Styler has worn anything emblazoned with a flag for simply fashion's sake or unrelated to the 4th. That may be changing this year. A slew of Old Glory-centered wares have been cropping up for months now with that combination of all American girl appeal and just a bit of funk in some cases.

We're loving the flag scarf over at Hemline. It's distressed enough to ensure no one thinks you've simply slung your flag from home over your shoulders and definitely cool enough to wear long after the holiday.

Over at 7 Chics we're loving their thin little tank with a flag emblem - made for cutoffs and hot summer nights popping fireworks.

If you're looking for something a little less literal, there is no shortage of star-decked pieces. We love the shape of this top from Vanessa V. Boutique that can go as well with easy leggings as a pair of boyfriend shorts.

The preppiest of our finds comes by way of rope-trimmed flat sandals from Shoe Fits. With a certain something that reminds us of the nautical northeast, they are a nod to the red, white and blue you can wear all summer long.