Independence Day, America’s National day is made for picnics, fireworks, and hamburgers (veggie OK). Some people associated the day with baseball, but my first memory of the federal commemoration of the Declaration of Independence is of a carnival. The Annual Southampton Days Fair in Bucks Country, Pennsylvania was a rowdy conglomeration of live music, midway games, temporary rides, funnel cake, Bingo, a car show, and something strange called a Baby Parade. It doesn’t get more American than an inability to edit excess!

This year feels particularly memorable with the recent SCOTUS ruling on marriage equality. Yes, the country still has some issues. But, it has been said “democ­racy is the worst form of gov­ern­ment, except for all the oth­ers.” I feel proud to be a citizen of the United States.

And what better way to show off that pride than with themed picnic gear and a flag-inspired fashion color palette?

Independence Day themed picnic options featuring Converse, Sur la Table, Kate Spade, Baublebar, Chandon and more!

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Blazer: Zara SS12 Bright Floral Blazer – found HERE / Room: Kim Parker Interiors Designer Showcase Space 03, New York, NY, Photo taken by Albert Vecerka – found HERE

Blazer: TORY BURCH, Marion cotton-blend tweed jacket – found HERE / Room: Amanda Nisbet Design, New York, NY – found HERE

Blazer:  TABERNACLE TWINS, Sorbet printed short silk blazer – found HERE / Room: Wayland Room by Furbish Studio, Raleigh, NC – found HERE

Blazer: BALENCIAGA, Collarless Mikado Jacket – found HERE / Room: Tara Seawright, New York, NY, Photo by George Ross – found HERE