6 Memorial Day Essentials Under $100

Posted May 23, 2013 by in Shopping

Memorial Day is right around the corner! This coming weekend will be filled with BBQ’s, picnics and tanning on the beach with friends while remembering those we lost in the military. Show your patriotism by sporting one of these gems:

1. Striped Dress

On Memorial Day, navy and red are your go to hues. For that, try Old Navy and Forever 21. If you’re looking for something more subtle, try a black and white striped maxi dress — that’ll look lovely paired with red and blue accessories. For a flattering maxi, check out Tees by Tina.


2. Patriotic Swimsuit

Swimsuits printed with the American Flag are always a yes on Memorial Day and the 4th of July. They do however look a bit awkward if worn at any other time. Instead, wear a bathing suit that replaces the traditional blue with teal for a swimsuit that will be fun to wear all summer long. We love the one below from ModCloth!


3. Blue Mascara

Have you wanted to try out this trend for a while? Now’s your chance!


4. Unique Bag

With everyone wearing red, white and blue, you’ll blend in with the crowd. Stick out by adding a fun bag to your outfit. We’re in love with these two bags below from Collectables.

Be Happy FH7661 Yellow-01

This laser-cut yellow bag from Fiorelli is super bright so all eyes will be on you. This bag is definitely an upgrade from the see-through bags that have been trending so far this spring.

Belinda FH7555 Black Soft White-01

You can never go wrong with black and white. The bag above is the perfect day-to-day bag for summer, it won’t be too matchy-matchy with your red, white and blue outfit and everyone will think you’re carrying a Celine bag…fancy! Find it here.

5. Matte Red Lipstick

Not going to the beach? Wear matte red lipstick with your navy and white striped dress!


6. White or Ivory Shoes

White shoes are so classy in the summer! If you’re not a fan of dresses, wear a pair of white oxfords with linen shorts and a striped shirt. We love this pair from Sperry. They’re super comfortable and so worth the price!


What are your Memorial Day plans?