7 Patriotic Outfits for Any 4th of July Festivity

Our favorite summer holiday is right around the corner, and with our country's recent political progress, there's never been a better time to show some pride for the United States. We've compiled seven unique outfits to inspire your 4th of July look, no matter where the festivities take you. Best of all, these looks range from toned-down to flag-filled, so you can demonstrate your patriotism as loud and proud (or as subtly chic) as you want! 

1. Red, White and Blue Beach Day






Swim suit



Red shoes




Patch hat




Spending the 4th in the sand? Slip into a white suit to show off that tan. To up the ante on patriotism, pair your bikini with red and blue accessories. Colorful flip-flops are easy to come by and totally adorable, while a red or blue cover-up will help you transition to the boardwalk when your beach day is done. For an additional pop of color, fill your boldest red beach bag with all of the essentials, including chic blue shades and a flag-print hat if you're feeling extra American.

2. Classic American BBQ




Superga blue shoes



Madewell leather tote



ASOS sunglasses
$18 - asos.com



A BBQ outfit requires comfort if you're planning on getting in on some lawn games. Go casual with a striped, cropped tee and high-waisted denim shorts. Complete this comfortable look with bright blue sneakers or slip-ons, and don't forget some mod sunglasses to block out the rockets' red glare (or, you know, the summer sun). We recommend a pair with blue or red mirrored lenses. Finally, a neutral tote will tone down your outfit so that it instantly becomes something you can wear all summer long, reading more fashionable than flashy.

3. Patriotic Pool Party


Patterned romper




J Crew swimsuits two piece
$69 - jcrew.com




ALDO zipper bag




A pool party is the perfect ocassion for an outfit that screams fun and flirty. A romper is an easy, trendy piece to throw over your swimsuit, and a flag-themed style is completely wearable in muted colors and a chic pattern. We're obsessed with quirky accessories this summer, like this popsicle-inspired wristlet, and sporty slides are a must-have sandal this season. For your suit, try a classic seersucker top and modern high-waisted bottoms. 

4. 4th of July Fireworks


J Crew cotton sweater





Birkenstock sandals




If you plan to partake in this traditional 4th of July pasttime, make sure you wear layers as summer nights tend to get cooler the longer you're out. Throw on some comfy boyfriend jeans and an open knit pullover sweater to avoid a chill once the sun sets. Underneath your sweater, try out a high-neck or haltered tank—they look impossibly chic peeking out from under a crew or scoop neck. Chunky sandals will stay put if your watching spot is on a beach, but feel free to switch them out for sneaks if you're positioned in a park or field. Add a fun flare to this basic outfit with an adorable flag clutch or another star-spangled accessory. 

5. July 4th Bar Crawl


Rvca dress






What better way to spend the 4th than taste-testing some American brews? Avoid looking costumey by wearing a strappy, low-back dress that isn't America-inspired. Instead, flash your pride with subtle hints, such as a visible bralette and some star- or firework-themed studs. Go metallic to sparkle like the fifty stars!

6. Festive Party Hostess


Madewell peplum shirt




Sperry Top-Sider boat shoes



River Island silver purse



If a classy look is what you're craving, you can again add some star-inspired shine with metallic accents, which are fun but totally sophisticated. We love the newest skort trend, and don't be afraid to pick a style with some posh, sparkler-esque beading. Nothing says America like denim, so choose a sturdy chambray top for a complete and clean look.

7. Celebratory Dinner Date


Madewell shift dress



Steve madden sandals



Kate spade purse



A gorgeous embroidered shift, nude wedges, and an elegantly colorful bag are all you need to look incredibly stylish. This look is so grown-up while still showing some national support.

Ready for an incredible Independence Day? Grab some pie, some sparklers, and one of these outfits for an on-trend look, whatever the occassion.