All Black Everything | Hilton Head Island

by Lauren

Happy Monday everyone! Can you believe it is almost July!? To say that I'm excited is an understatement. Not only is the weather usually oh-so-glorious, this month also includes the best holiday ever: the 4th of July.  Any day dedicated to BBQ, fireworks, and American pride is a no brainer in my book. It also just so happens to be my birthday! This party-filled time of year always brings with it fun gatherings that are the perfect excuse to break out a fresh new summer look. If you feel like the red, white, and blue are a little played out, why not dress in black?

Today on S&S, I am sharing one of my most loved staples for summertime festivities: the maxi skirt. Not only are they ah-mazingly comfortable, but maxis always seem to look a little more polished than a pair of cutoffs. On my recent beach trip, I wore my maxi skirts for shopping excursions, dinners, and also to the beach in the evening. To create this simple look, I only needed three items.  On top, I am wearing my go-to Brandy Melville crop top, which I paired with a basic black maxi skirt. To spice it up a bit, I added a few delicate silver chains by CAbi (my favorite by invitation line of clothes and accessories). The best part about this simple, all black look is the versatility it provides. This easy ensemble can transition seamlessly from a beachside lunch, to a night of cocktails and apps with the girls. Recreate this look for your 4th of July weekend plans by pairing your favorite maxi skirt with a crop top in a matching hue. Then, throw a fun statement necklace into the mix and you'll be ready for a great night! What are your favorite items to wear for July 4th? Let me know in the comments!