As much as you may think you want that American flag-printed shirt for July Fourth weekend, there are so many more subtle ways to show your patriotism. Check out 11 of our favorites below. Bonus: They’re so chic you can wear each one through the rest of the summer!
Damsel in Dior
Looking for the perfect barbecue outfit? Reach for a red-and-blue striped T-shirt dress and silver slip-on sandals.
If you want to get especially festive, go the color-blocking route. Structured red and blue pieces lend a mature vibe to the outfit while black-and-white sneakers ground the look.
A Lily Love Affair
If a picnic is on the agenda, try a blue-and-white striped dress that has a little flair like a cutout under the bustline. Shield yourself from the sun with a straw hat and specs.
Is there anything more Americana than denim? Update your go-to style with a new shape—think a casual romper or jumpsuit.
If you’re not so keen on going full-on red, white, and blue, look to accessories like a bright clutch and tinted sunglasses to give your outfit a subtle pop of color. Even better, they’re still work once the holiday weekend has come and gone.
Luella & June
An LWD is always party-ready, especially during the summer months. Invest in one you absolutely love and it will take you from fancy cocktails to a casual garden party.
Though it’s historically referred to as a Canadian tuxedo, denim-on-denim is a fantastic option for July Fourth weekend. Mix and match hues and textures so your styling looks deliberate.
A Breton stripe tee and jean shorts is a wonderfully patriotic look for the Fourth, but just as classic and appropriate for the other 364 days of the year.
An off-the-shoulder silhouette may not scream Fourth of July, but really, who cares? The beginning of summer is the perfect time to test-drive new trends you’ve been dying to try.
We Wore What
Get excited to try a new denim style this holiday. It’s all about the the jean dress—from boxy shift dresses to girly A-line silhouettes, there are tons of silhouettes out there for every personality.
Gal Meets Glam
Layer a chambray shirt over a red-and-white striped dress to add an extra bit of styling fun. Sneakers and a slouchy clutch match the look’s laid-back vibe.