Fourth of July weekend is so close, we can practically TASTE it! Hopefully by now, you've got your plans squared away, playlist ready, and the grill all fired up and ready to go. But there's one more item left to check off the agenda, and duh, it's your outfit. Luckily, Fourth of July fashion is easy to come by— there's almost too much stuff out there— so there's still time to find the most epic stars and stripes outfit. We've done the legwork for you, combing through the interwebs to round up the craziest, coolest, most awesome Fourth of July pieces below. No matter whether you want to go semi-subtle with sunglasses or rock a flag leather bomber jacket, there's seriously something for everybody. And if you decide to go all out Americana in head-to-toe red white and blue? Well, we're definitely not going to stop you. Check out our favorites below!
Snag these stars and stripes tops!
Photo: Nasty Gal/Delia's/Forever 21
Let's start with probably the easiest part of the look, the classic American flag top. There's wayyy too many options out there to include (like this one and this one), the three above cover ALL the bases. There's this denim shirt from Nasty Gal, the bold button-up from Forever 21, AND the super cas MTV muscle tee from Delia's. Prettyyyy sure you can guess which one is our favorite...
+ American Summer Denim Shirt: Nasty Gal ($58.00)
+ MTV Muscle Tank: Delia's ($24.50)
+ Bright Patriot Denim Shirt: Forever 21 ($22.80)
This is it! The moment that LEGIONS of Directioners (ourselves included) have been waiting for. The full One Direction movie trailer for 1D: This Is Us is out now and ready for our repeated playback, screenshotting, and general ogling pleasure. The teaser clocks in at just over three minutes of rowdy boy action, a sneak peek at the dudes' new track "Best Song Ever," and ACCENTS. The guys' goofy antics are way reminiscent of *NSYNC in their prime and fully remind us why the whole "boy band" thing has been begging to come back, but rather than following in the carbon-copy clothes and well-choreographed footsteps of their boy band predecessors, 1D is the cheekier, slightly less regimented, INFINITELY better dressed iteration for present day. Their This Is Us trailer reflects all of the above accordingly, SO we're breaking down our top ten style moments from it for you. (And yes, that does mean we captured still images of Harry and Liam with their pants down.) Enjoy!
OLBLIGATORY GROUP SHOT
A still from One Direction's "1D: This Is Us" movie trailer.
Photo: TriStar Pictures Industries, Inc.
THIS is what sets One Direction apart as a next generation boy band. Gone are the days of matching shapeless jumpsuits. 1D reps experimenting with textures, color-coordinated layering, and pants that actually fit.
In case y'all have been missing out on one of THE biggest events on the internetz right now, the O Music Awards have been live-streaming more than 50 bands, a drumathon, and even CATS right here in NYC since 7 P.M. last night. This bad boy is going on for a full 24 hours, so there's still time to catch some more fun stuff before time runs out, but whew! We MUST talk about all the fashion-y goodness that has happened thus far. Everyone from the Jonas Brothers to Hanson to Kate Nash have graced the OMA stage, and we need to discuss their ensembles ASAP.
1.) THE JONAS BROTHERS' MESH CARDIGAN, CANADIAN TUXEDO AND SUPERMAN SHIRT MEGA COMBO
Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas, and Kevin Jonas at the O Music Awards in New York on June 19.
Photo: Getty Images
The Jonas Brothers ALWAYS sartorially slay it when it comes to their performance outfits—but we have to give them extra props each bringing their own unique spin to last night's ensembles. Nick went completely neutral in a seemingly-normal, monochrome slate gray outfit, but upon closer inspection, we see that the front panel of his cardigan is actually made of mesh. Whoaaa. Joe killed it with a chic spin on the Canadian tuxedo by wearing super dark denim on the bottom half with a medium wash chambray shirt on the top. (Also, we're still not used to that shaved head, bye.) Kevin sported our favorite look of the day, though, which was a graphic blue and white Superman print shirt paired with dark skinnies. #WERK
Snooki and her headphone and tech accessories collection.
Photo: Getty Images/Courtesy of iHip
Snooki may be juggling her own TV show with newfound motherhood, but that hasn't stopped the mini mogul from expanding her ever-growing Snooki Couture by Nicole Polizzi collection of jewelry, tanning lotion, sunglasses, slippers and (literally) everything in between. This time around, Snooki makes her mark in the tech arena with decked-out headphones and electronic accessories. You might remember peeping these bad boys at her CES product launch earlier this year, but we are SO stoked to announce that they'll officially be available to purchase at Walgreens nationwide starting September 2014. Her collection, which was inspired by her "love of dancing and house music," will include headphones, ear buds, portable speakers, iPhone and iPad covers complete with Snooki's signature rhinestone, animal print and sequin embellishments. Her most notable piece, though, HAS to be the headphones that double as fashion headbands with detachable ear speakers (above). Like, how incredibly genius is that? *bows down*
Photo: Courtesy of RCA Records
Whew, it's FINALLY here, y'all! Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" music video just dropped, and we've been watching this bad boy on repeat ALL DAY. Between her bombass grill, taxidermy accessories and dope onesies, there's just so much fashiony goodness wrapped up in one 3-minute video, we can barely handle it. Lucky for you, we pulled out every single outfit (which was styled by Simone Harouche!) so we can digest each look in all its amazing glory. So, let's get to it!
Real talk: it's hard not to get depressed while looking at the weather forecast, you guys. We know that SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) normally applies to the wintertime, but considering how soaking, sopping, and downright muddy the summertime has been thus far (at least on the East Coast), this nonstop dreariness is seriously taking a toll. BUT you know what? Instead of succumbing to the temptation to sulk about the rain, it's time to make the most of it, starting with—duh, where else?!—your closet. So whether you feel like braving the storm, catching up on Netflix at home, or denying the grossness outside all together, here are 3 stylish ways to beat June Gloom until the sun comes out again.
FACE THE ELEMENTS
Beat the storm straight-on in these rainy essentials.
Photo: Urban Outfitters/Herschel/Forever21/Loeffler Randall/Hunter
If you're the adventurous type (or just want to duck out for a coffee), stay dry with these super cute rainy essentials. The bright yellow Urban Outfitters slicker will add a dash of sunshine to the gray everywhere else, and you can never go wrong with classic forest green Hunter boots. Then again, if it's not a total downpour, we also love Loeffler Randall's rubber leopard booties, since they're one of the few styles that don't look embarrassingly out of place once the rain stops. Herschel's classic backback lets you free up your hands for the ultimate staple: your umbrella.
Ahhhh, the beauty of the internet. While we normally wouldn't be able to weigh in on Jared Leto's hair choices, the 30 Seconds to Mars frontman took to Instagram last night to ask fans (and us, duh) what his next 'do should be. He posted a pic of himself sporting his gorge blonde-tipped tresses, a thick beard and aviator sunglasses with the caption, "Should I cut off this hippy hair?" Well, Jared, we are SO glad you asked. Now, as much as we love his beachy waves in the pic above, let's be real for a hot sec--he often throws those strands back into a baby bun, which isn't necessarily the best look he's ever sported. I mean, sure, it's better than the Dragon Ball Z 'do he once had or spiky mullet he's donned before, but we have to admit, if you're gonna wear it long, let it ALL hang out.
We've said it once, and we'll say it again: we love Rihanna's diehard dedication to Instagram. Whenever she posts snaps of her worldly adventures, we get just a teeny, tiny peek into the life of RiRi, and this morning, WHEW, we were hit with the mother lode! During Rihanna's visit in Paris, she stopped by THE legendary Coco Chanel's apartment and posted tons of pics to prove it. Oddly enough, her detailed captions posted alongside the snaps kiiind of turned the whole thing into a mini #CCcertified history lesson, and obvi we cannot get enough. Originally, we were gonna pick the best photos and only post those, but, like, WHY? This is only happens once, so we're balling out, y'all!
Justin Bieber watches Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
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For basketball fans, all eyes were on Game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals between the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers last night—THE deciding game of who will represent the East and battle it out with the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals this year. As it happens, though, for those watching the game, all eyes were on Justin Bieber. No, the 2011 Celebrity All-Star MVP wasn't tagged into the game to swing the score in the fourth quarter. The Biebs was commanding attention courtside thanks to his outfit. Justin had prime seating for the series-deciding game and went with a leather baseball jersey (*side eye*), leather pants (presumably drop crotch), indoor sunglasses, and a bleached denim Heat snapback with a bright red brim.
Behold, a sneak peek of Miley's 'We Can't Stop' video!
Photo: @MileyCyrus Twitter/ StampdLA
Today might be Monday (womp womp), but it's definitely NOT any ordinary Monday, because this morning marks the premiere of Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" single! We've been counting down the days ever since the singer's huge announcement at the Billboard Awards, and now it's finally arrived. While the track is awesome enough in itself—after all, we've been waiting for new Miley music for what feels like FOREVER—it gets even better, because a music video is on its way! Yep, the star teased images from her forthcoming project on Twitter over the weekend, saying, "#WECANTSTOP #tWERK" alongside the image above.