4th of July Celebration: Mid-Century Outfits & Collectibles

Curvy Nautical Patriotic Style - Yasmina Greco
Curvy Nautical Patriotic Style – Crazy4MeStyle

As we approach the 4th of July, let’s take a trip down memory lane and explore how you can bring the vintage 50’s era into your wardrobe and home for a 4th of July Celebration: Mid-Century Outfits & Collectibles with patriotic, nautical-themed Pinup and Rockabilly outfits and mid-century kitsch collectibles.

Nautical Outfits: Classic American Fashion with a 50’s Twist

Patriotic and nautical fashion has been a quintessential part of American style since its inception. These two themes beautifully blend during the 4th of July celebrations, offering an opportunity to showcase your creativity and love for vintage fashion. I am wearing vintage-inspired nautical themed dresses and skirts in the above photos.

The Vintage Nautical Look

Creating a vintage 50’s nautical outfit begins with understanding the basic elements: think sailor pants, wide collars, and navy-and-white or red-and-white stripes. The 1950s was also an era of full skirts and A-line dresses, so feel free to add a full, pleated, midi-length skirt in a navy blue or red to your outfit.

Top it off with a striped boat neck top for that truly nostalgic look. My t-shirt in the photo above is one of my favorites and one designed for my t-shirt brand that you can find here Seaside Sweetie Nautical Pinup Tee You can read more about the 50s era kitschy fun fashions here 1950s Kitsch at its Best: The Ultimate Poodle Purses, Skirts, and Dresses

Patriotic Color Schemes

The 4th of July is the perfect occasion to experiment with patriotic colors. Channeling the colors of the American flag – red, white, and blue – into your nautical ensemble will exude vintage charm and national pride all at once.

Complement your outfit with accessories like red scarves, blue sailor caps, or white retro sunglasses to add more authenticity and individuality.

Mid-Century 50’s Kitsch 4th of July Collectibles

The 1950s weren’t just a golden age for fashion, but for home décor too. This era saw the rise of kitsch, a style marked by the use of everyday, mass-produced objects as decoration. This quirky, whimsical style is a great way to add a touch of the 50’s to your 4th of July celebrations.

Patriotic Collectibles

Incorporate the stars and stripes into your décor through items like vintage ceramics by makers such as Napco, Lefton, Norcrest, Josef Originals, and Holt Howard. You can also incorporate 50’s era flags, or even mid-century style tablecloths featuring patriotic motifs. These small touches will contribute significantly to your 4th of July atmosphere.

Vintage Josef Originals Patriotic Liberty Bell

As we celebrate this 4th of July, let’s honor the past as well as the present. By donning vintage 50’s era patriotic nautical outfits and decorating with mid-century kitsch collectibles, you’ll not only look the part but also feel it. Here’s to a stylish, nostalgic Independence Day!

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Curvy Patriotic Styles You Can Rock all Year

Curvy Nautical Patriotic Style - Yasmina Greco
Curvy Nautical Patriotic Style – Yasmina Greco

Hello my friends, summer is in full swing and the 4th of July is in a couple of days. Many of you will be enjoying BBQs, spending time at the beach or enjoying your summer vacations. These patriotic looks I have put together come in a variety of sizes and many in up to size 4X so us curvy girls can definitely wear them all year as the key is in the mixing and the matching of prints and the quintessential red, white, and blue colors we love.  You can easily take your outfits to the next level with accessories like cute novelty bags, shoes, and cardigans to rock your 4th of July style all year long.

I love nautical style and really anything nautical themed because it is so classic. These four outfits I have in my opening photo are very patriotic with a nautical twist and they are so easy to wear. Nautical print dresses are so fun during the summer months and just image wearing one of these in The Hamptons, Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Los Angeles, or San Francisco, wow, you will stand out with so much style!! You can take elements from each look and wear them all year.

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Patriotic Pinup Girl – Happy 4th of July

Yasmina Greco - Patriotic 4th of July Nautical Pinup Girl

Yasmina Greco – Patriotic 4th of July Nautical Pinup Girl

I wanted to wish you all a happy and safe 4th of July. Lots of exciting things are happening and I will share details soon!! Fun pic here from my recent photo shoot with the fabulous team at Shameless Photography.

 

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Vintage Patriotic – Stars Stripes Red White Blue

Memorial Day is coming up and my Inbox is already flooded with all the “sales” that stores are advertising and I wanted to do a post about being patriotic and how to incorporate some patriotism into our everyday lives as this is the time of year we must remember all the soldiers, men and women that serve and have served our country so we can live in the land we love that is the home of the free and the brave!

Decorating with Americana, red, white, and blue, stars and stripes are some of the ways to bring patriotic décor into your home. You can make your very own heirloom wreath by purchasing a wreath and then decorating with vintage patriotic ephemera, presidential pins, military themed decorations and some vintage ornaments. You can obtain beautiful vintage postcards in the patriotic theme that can be incorporated into a vignette with added little figurines and vintage linens and you will have something gorgeous and inspirational.

If a BBQ or get-together is being planned, decorate up your porches, pergolas, decks and patios with the patriotic theme. Set your tables with vintage red, white, blue tablecloths and tea towels and lots of stars and stripes. Why not also serve patriotic themed dishes like a tart that looks like an American flag or a layered red, white and blue parfaits. Incorporate vintage dishes, platters, cakes stands and the American flag and your party is sure to be a huge hit.

God Bless America, And God Bless Us ALL!

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