A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO A ((305))-WORTHY FOURTH OF JULY
It's America's birthday and for most of us, it's a four day weekend! Grab your squad -- 'cause we allll know it does not say RSVP on the Statue of Liberty -- and check out our guide to havin' the fiercest, most ((305))-worthy Fourth of July yet.
STEP ONE: DA THREADZ
First thangz first -- you'll need some killer duds that keep you lookin' 🔥 and show your squad that you're patriotic AF.
Add on a pair of denim shorts that'll show off those gorgeous post-lunge legs. This pair from Levi's (does it GET anymore 🇺🇸 than that?) are ah-mazing and come in a TON of colors and washes.
If it gets chilly post-fireworks, top it all off with a star-spangled sweater like this one from Wildfox. This saucy and celeb-approved sweater will add juuust the right about of red, white, and boujee to your Fourth of July partying.
The final touch? A pair of white kicks that'll have you ready for wherever the day (and night!) take you -- whether it's dancin' up a storm or watchin' the fireworks with your bae.
STEP TWO: GET YOUR DRANK ON
There's nothing better than a #Murica themed cocktail, and this is one holiday that doesn't disappoint. Cosmo's got a roundup of a whole bunch of drinks for everyone from the most skilled mixologist to the clumsiest sorority sister. If you're ready to go big, go for this delish drank that screams "red, white, and brew."
Start with one ounce of watermelon schnapps and half an ounce of cranberry juice over ice. Separately mix up a half ounce of lemon juice, another half ounce of simple syrup and half ounce of Svedka -- pour that over carefully. Repeat that step, this time with a quarter ounce of blue curacao. Cheers, boo!
STEP THREE: GET OUT OF THE HOUSE
You get a random Tuesday off work this week, junkies -- embrace it! Whether you're in New York, DC or Bean town, the weather is hot enough that you'll be makin' sweat sexy whether or not you start the day off with one of our kick-ass classes.
If you're an NYC junkie without a Hamptons escape plan this weekend, throw a star-spangled bikini into your bag and head to Coney Island for an all-day dance party. They've got music, booze, food, fireworks and beach front views. It's a little cheesy, but there's pretty much no better place to pretend you're Lana Del Rey and feel that Americana spirit.
Our DC junkies are already super familiar with the giant WORK IT, GURL mural that's gracing the building a few blocks away from the studio -- and that's where the team behind the mural, No Kings Collective, is teaming up with the new local rum distillery, Cotton and Reed, to throw a giant bash. Sign up for one of Sam C.'s early morning classes that day and then keep the party going a few streets over with rum cocktails, grilling and -- get this -- a waterslide. Proceeds go to Whitman Walker health, too, so you can feel good about gettin' down.
If you want to party in Boston, avoid the crowds at the Esplanade and spend your day enjoying the food and the live music over at Harborfest instead. (We're probably not spillin' the tea -- or crashin' the tea party -- with that tip.) Want a more racous bash? The boys at Sam Adams are throwing an especially patriotic one over at Ned Devine's, but Budweiser's got a rival shindig over at the Hyatt Regency.
STEP FOUR: TEXT YA MAIN SQUEEZE
What's a parrrty without a little fun with your boo? You wouldn't see Barack rollin' up to a party without Michelle, would ya? Squeeze in a lil' summer lovin' with bae, whether you're gettin' your (patriotic AF) drank on or makin' out under the fireworks.
Goin' solo? Channel your inner James Buchanan (our only single Prez!) and text that cutie you've been eyeing while grabbin' that post-class latte. Who knows, maybe you'll make a few fireworks of your own. 💋