We won’t pretend you didn’t already know: It’s the 4th of July on Thursday. That means we’re getting unapologetically America, we’re eating corn dogs like they’re candy corn, and we’re not even gonna pretend we haven’t already bought temporary flag tattoos.
But we’re also going to bring a sensible pair of shoes and a pair of sunglasses that aren’t patriotic shuttershades, because few things kill a buzz faster than blisters and awkward sunburn patterns. We did some thinking so you don’t have to, and rounded up 11 July 4th essentials: from the red lipstick you can throw on five seconds before hitting the bar, to the bathing suit that hides all signs of a burger baby.
Just add sunscreen and obnoxiously patriotic face stickers.
What You Need Right Now: 14 Gingham Pieces To Go Retro Americana
The Goods: Designer-y Flats You Don’t Need To Brave A Sample Sale For
Name That Scent: CK ETERNITY Summer Smells Like Dreams Deferred
this is some kind of spaceship or something.