No matter how you look at it, Memorial Day is a pretty fantastic holiday. Not only do we get a chance to recognize the people who sacrifice for our country's safety and freedom, but we also get a day off work (if you're lucky) and we get to officially kick off summer. 

If you still believe in that once-upon-a-time tale of "no wearing white between Labor Day and Memorial Day," this weekend is your chance to break out the bright white again. (But really. Why would you limit yourself to wearing a color only 4 months out of the year? Seems silly, if you ask me.)

With Memorial Day on our doorstep and July's festivities just around the corner, let's give a little nod to patriotism, sans sporting a literal American flag. Pair your summer white with red or blue stripes, solids or ombre prints and get in the summertime spirit.

 

From left:

Linen T-Shirt, Zara

Ombre Floppy Hat, Gap

Windward White Sunglasses, TOMS

Spacedye Cargo Shorts, Anthropologie

Charles David 'Vibiana' Sandal, Nordstrom

Billy Contrast Red Super T Jean, True Religion

Double-Stripe Underwire Halter Tank Swimsuit, J.Crew