It’s that time of year again! The Fourth of July is right around the corner and it’s time to start planning your look. When the days start to get scorching, the beach is the new hang out, and ice cream is always the choice for a good cool down, you know this holiday can’t be too far away. Whether you’re planning on getting sandy at the beach, attending a barbecue, or partying hard throughout the night in the club, make sure your spirit shines through your outfit.
Check out StyleBlazer’s list of approved 15 red, white, and blue outfits to keep you festive all weekend long. From the park to the beach to the picnic to the nightclub, our outfits picks will take you everywhere you need to go and get you there stylishly.
For the less patriotic girl, who just happens to have a little red, white, and blue that might save her from all the crazy, “Um…where’s your spirit?” questions, try this understated ensemble. Good enough to wear all day long and an easy quick transition into evening 4th of July activities, switch the red strappy sandals for a nice red heel instead.
Because not everyone is comfortable with wearing two bright primary colors everywhere no matter the occasion, try this white J. Crew ruffled mini dress and opt for accessories instead. Grab a brightly colored bag (red or blue, those are clearly the only choices) and these Miu Miu slingback pumps for a chic participatory patriotic look.
For those who are going to soak up the sun at the beach, but who aren’t keen on wearing one of those cheesy American flag swimsuits, try being patriotic with this prideful beach towel by Nasty Gal and settle with a understated Thapelo Paris one piece, because clearly the towel is doing all the talking. Don’t forget your Layla headphones so you don’t have to hear all the chattering and loud children running around while your tan is in progress.
If primary colors just aren’t your thing, but you feel inclined to dress somewhat patriotic, try this muted red, white, and blue ensemble. Great for a busy day out on the 4th, grab your favorite white dress, some blue flats, (these Chiara Ferragni bug flats are a great option) and this beautiful quality-made fedora. No arguments here.
Going out this Friday night? The dance bar scene will be dark, so brighten up the dance floor with this festive ensemble. Alexander McQueen has an entire collection that is coincidentally festive with red, white and blue pieces. Pair the dress with a brightly colored heel and a basic clutch for a truly patriotic look.
Going to a casual picnic? Try these Marc By Marc Jacob red shorts and this airy Kule Linen Tunic, paired with some rope-inspired sandals. Soak up the sun and visit with friends while you decide if sitting in the park all day is just productive enough for this truly American holiday.
Not really into being patriotic? We know there are some out there! Try this extremely understated ensemble. You don’t have to wear those bright primary colors if you don’t want to, and if anyone asks if you’re celebrating, you can just point to the ever-so-slight color combo in the jacket. Definitely an acceptable way to go.
If you are only willing to participate in the good ole’ American fun through accessories, then this is your outfit. Grab your normal, everyday outfit of a white skirt and a cute denim crop top and grab another piece from the McQueen collection. Cute, but not-so noticeable.
Here at StyleBlazer we know for a fact that having just the right blue or red color outfit in your wardrobe is hard to come by. If you are in a state of “working with what you have” and your only pieces that may qualify are a red turban and bright bag, then here’s a good way to do. Grab a white dress, some fancy black sandals and run your 4th of July errands in style. Appropriate and subtle spirit.
If you’re attending dinner with the family (or with the the hubby’s, boyfriend’s, girlfriend’s whomever), then opt for this red, white and blue outfit. True red, white and blue dresses are hard to come by so try this DSquared2 strapless striped dress and pair it with understated accessories for a patriotic dinner look.
Who says you have to wear red, white and blue all together to make it seem patriotic? If you love red more than blue or vise versa, try wearing your favorite color on the bottom and pair with a white top, some sandals and a crossbody handbag. Easy and good for every 4th of July activity there is.
Outdoor activities on the 4th are the best, so grab some cut-offs, a plain white tee and your most patriotic shoes for a stylish, fun-filled day in the open.
Attending a carnival? A festival? A parade? Then here’s the outfit for you. Stylish (because any kind of leather makes it just that) and fun, this Stardust Appliqued tee is just the right amount of festive and abstract. Pair this with your favorite Wayfarer sunglasses and some quality leather sandals for not-so-literal interpretation of the day.
Live somewhere that’s not under heat attack? You lucky thing. Here’s a 4th of July outfit perfect for you. A red bomber jacket is a classic nod to American style while the nautical striped shirt and linen pants add a bit of prep to the look.
For a truly stylish, but patriotic night in the city, try this Alice + Olivia dress paired with high ankle strap heeled sandals and an understated bag. Fancy and festive, can’t beat that!