July 4th is right around the corner which means it’s time to show off your red, white and blue #AEOStyle. We’ve enlisted the help of our stylists, Preston and Lauren to piece together looks based on where you’re celebrating. No matter if you’re in the city or at the beach, we’ve got your itinerary and 4th of July outfit covered! Check out our favorite haunts and styles below and don’t forget to show us your Independence Day style with #AEOStyle for a chance to be featured on AE.com.
Destination: Chatham, Cape Cod
Why: Filled with quintessential New England charm, Chatham offers beautiful beaches, great food, penny candy and an all-american vibe. Plus, during the 4th, downtown Main Street turns into full blown parade!
Stay: Chatham Bars Inn. Celebrate their 100th anniversary in the main hotel, or rent a bungalow footsteps away from the beach
Indulge: Chatham Candy Manor. Homemade fudge with samples to boot plus hundreds of homemade chocolatey goodness.
Enjoy: Ridgevale Beach. Ocean on one side, bay on the other. Rent sailboats and kayaks for the day then munch on lobster rolls and insanely good cheeseburgers at the Ridgevale Beach Snack Bar!
Girls: All-American #AEOStyle.
Guys: Prep up your #AEOStyle.
Destination: Annapolis, Maryland
Why: Crabcakes and Football (and beautiful water sprinkled with sailboats). It’s the perfect spot to watch fireworks and celebrate America’s Independence.
Stay: Historic Inns of Annapolis. This quaint inn makes you feel right at home with beautiful rooms and fantastic hospitality.
Indulge: Annapolis Ice Cream Company. You can’t go wrong with the sea salt caramel waffle cone. OMG its delicious.
Enjoy: Pussers Caribbean Grille. Enjoy scrumptious fish tacos by the bay-side and turn your flip flops in for dancing shoes
Girls: Red, white and blue with an east coast vibe.
Guys: Prepster All-American look with an unexpected East Coast twist.
Destination: New York City
Why: It’s America’s #1 city. Do we need to say more?
Stay: AirBnB. Perfect for the traveler on a budget. We recommend staying in East Village or the Lower East Side.
Indulge: Sprinkles Cupcakes. They change up flavors every day and offer specials multiple times per week, plus they have a cupcake ATM to satisfy cravings 24/7
Enjoy: Fireworks. They’re being set off from Brooklyn and the East River this year so you can see them from Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. It’s a spectacle like no other!
Girls: Keep it city sleek in #AEOStyle.
Guys: Laid-back prep meets busy city streets.
Destination: Newport, Rhode Island
Why: Beautiful beaches and mansions in the heart of New England. Enjoy stunning beaches along the coast of Rhode Island.
Stay: The Attwater. This cozy boutique hotel has that old New England charm with updated decor and technology (they’ve got iPads in every room!)
Indulge: Tallulah on Thames. Focused on finding seasonal ingredients from local resources, this restaurant offers delicious and flavorful meals. We recommend the tacos.
Enjoy: Schedule a mansion tour with Preservation Society of Newport County. Tour and learn all about the famous mansions that line the town’s coastline.
Girls: New England vibe meets comfortable #AEOStyle.