We’re going to let you in on a little secret: you don’t have to wear a literal flag to show your patriotic spirit this 4th of July. Instead, we suggest looks that are a little more “America the beautiful” and less “MURICA!” Here to inspire you are 5 cute outfit ideas for celebrating the 4th in style.
Red, White & New
A party on the patio calls for fun, of-the-moment details. Elevate a basic white tee with vibrant red shorts or skinnies and complete your look with festive tassel and pom-pom accessories.
Simple Stripes + Sneakers
A casual dress in classic stripes is just the thing for staycation-ing, plus, it’s an easy piece you’ll reach for all summer long. Pair it with sneakers and head downtown to watch the parade and explore local landmarks.
Stars + Cut-Offs
Escape the city to enjoy a day of sunshine and swimming, with sparklers and s’mores by night. A bonfire under the stars calls for subtlely star-spangled layers, and you’re in luck because star prints are having a moment right now.
Gingham + Distressed Jeans
Did you know that July is national picnic month? Pack a basket of snacks and enjoy the fireworks wearing a look that’s pure Americana: distressed denim and a picnic-perfect gingham top.
What could be more all-American than an all-denim ensemble? Go denim-on-denim with separates or choose an easy chambray dress. Top off this backyard BBQ-appropriate look with a hat or your favorite shades so you can enjoy hours of fun in the sun.