4th of July Denim Fresh w/SearsStyle

Woo! Hope you're all staying cool in this wonderful, hot weather!

As part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias®,  I trekked down to Sears for some 4th of July denim affordable fashion ideas. My challenge was to find some summer Sears style with denim that wasn't jeans - easy peasy when chambray, denim vests and jackets, and printed or floral denim is all the rage right now (you can peep my shopping experience at Sears on Google+.)

I scoped out my denim non-jean options on Shop Your Way before heading into the store, but it didn't take long to decide that a simple, classic denim vest was the choice for me. This cropped style from Bongo goes perfect with all of the black, white and geometric styles I've been wearing a lot this season, and adds some sass while still allowing me to keep cool. I took it with me on our family retreat to Portland this weekend (these pics were shot in the beautiful "secret" garden in the backyard of our rental home!) I'll definitely be wearing it this 4th of July as I host my family for some BBQ and fireworks.

Peep more summer fun from Sears and other brands in LiveSoFab's Summer Digital Magazine:

Bongo juniors' dsitressed denim vest

courtesy of Sears via Collective Bias / Zara culottes & tank top / American Apparel striped bandeau / Dolce Vita sandals