Baby, you’re a firework – and on Independence Day, you should let your style sparkle! Starting with the patriotic palette of red, white, and blue, you can create a look that’s casually cool or super-sizzling. From mouth-watering barbecues to concerts and fireworks, here are some festive outfit ideas (sparklers optional) and style cues for What to Wear on the Fourth of July.
The easiest way to showcase your American pride is to wear something embellished with an American flag. Pair a tee with denim cutoffs and you’ve got a casual outfit to wear to the pool or in your backyard as grillmaster. Give the look a free-spirited vibe by adding fringe accents on sandals or earrings. Another way to show some USA love is to grab a purse, necklace, or backpack with a flag on it.
Sparks will fly if you slip into a sassy halter dress. Perfect for a party or hot date, the 1950s silhouette shows off (or gives the illusion of) a curvy figure. Retro cat-eye sunglasses, T-strap heels, and a dramatic red lip are fun finishing touches to this pin-up inspired ensemble.
Rock the Boat
Even if you’re nowhere near a yacht on Independence Day, a timeless striped tee and white wide-leg pants always looks chic. A pop of red, like with a purse or earrings, keeps things festive. Boat shoes complete the classy look and are comfortable enough for most holiday activities. (White does get dirty easily, though, so use caution when chowing down on BBQ ribs.)
Stars and Stripes Forever
Want a look that really goes “boom!”? Try patriotic print-mixing with broad stripes and bright stars! A striped crop top paired with a star-patterned skirt creates a loud outfit quieted only by the evening’s fireworks. White chunky shoes and a simple clutch let the rest of the outfit shine.
Hopefully, these tips have helped ignite a scorching look for your holiday plans. Happy 4th of July!
Carmen Boeser is a freelance fashion writer, thriftaholic, and vintage lover. She chronicles personal style and love for the St. Louis fashion scene on her blog, The Ruby Zipper. When Carmen is not processing merchandise at a resale boutique, she’s learning the joys of new parenthood with her husband and baby daughter.