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Welcome to Dress Code, a new feature borrowed from our sister site in which we pick an event in Los Angeles and ask three of our favorite shops to solve the what-do-I-even-wear-to-that dilemma.
A sneak peek at Planet Blue's look.
If you're still looking for more style inspo for toasting the Land of Liberty's birthday this Friday, allow a few of LA's essential shops to suggest their patriotic take on grillside garb. For this installment of Dress Code, we've recruited vintage and consignment boutique Buttons & Bows, cult cool chain Madison and boho haven Planet Blue to show us their 4th of July-inspired looks. America!
Where: Buttons & Bows
What: Alasdair blazer, $345; MNG by Mango jumpsuit, $45; Chloé wedge heels, $145
Why: Kiani Iman in accounts payable had a fancy yacht party in mind when she picked out this red, white and blue outfit. "The obvious go-to is anything American flag printed, so I wanted to class it up," says Iman.
Photo via Madison
Why: Madison co-owner and head buyer Emily Goldstein also opted for a flag-less route when she chose this head-to-toe Parker outfit for 3rd Street employee Perveen Singh. Clearly not ready to buck the Birk trend yet, this "simple and stylish" sandal-and-stripes combo "is the perfect beach-to-BBQ outfit," Goldstein tells us.
Where: Planet Blue
What: Blue Life Malibu Crush triangle top, $84 and Kiss Me crop top, $110; Ále by Alessandra Indigo high-waisted short, $118; Vanessa Mooney La Vida Boheme bracelet, $84; Child of Wild Desert Hills cluster ring, $102
Why: The purveyors of boho beach dressing, Planet Blue also looked to Cali's coast for their 4th of July look. Beverly Hills boutique manager Maro Medi dressed employee Natalie Yuri in this breezy Malibu- and Venice-ready outfit, which features just a few hints of U.S.A.'s official colors and a nod to Native American history with the traditional Navajo-inspired ring. Medi adds that this ensemble would pair well with "some Golden Goose sneakers" for a luxe street look.
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