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he Bratts' heritage reflects this country's diversity: He is of Peruvian Indian extraction; she was born to a Puerto Rican family in Brooklyn. "I once took a cross-country trip and was struck by how similar Americans are," Benjamin says. "Most people I met had the same notion of possibility." That's a happy thought for a July 4 celebration complete with sparklers. To pull off the slouchy boyfriend jacket trend (Talbots, $279) without looking oversize yourself, wear something sleek and solid underneath, like a navy tank (Old Navy, $11) and hemp-silk shorts (Stewart+Brown, $198). 

Earrings, Ten Thousand Things. On Benjamin: Shirt, Rag & Bone. Jeans, Ralph Lauren Black Label.
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