What to Wear on the 4th of July

4th of July is one of my favorite holidays not only because I love America and am very patriotic, but because you can continue to celebrate throughout the summer. It’s not like Christmas where the day after feels funny as you still have all your decorations up. I can dress red, white, and blue all summer long and see fireworks up until fall.

I wrote last year (one of my first blog posts ever) about what to wear on the 4th of July and included a few outfits I had worn the week leading up to the holiday. I said it last year and I’ll say it again – I love subtlety but save it for another event. I encourage going “all out” for the 4th because it’s a fun time of celebration and showing our nation’s pride. Our ancestors didn’t declare independence so we could tone down our patriotism. 😉

If you don’t want to look like a flag, I understand, so opt for two of the three colors and accent with the third. Here are my outfit ideas for three 4th of July events:

4th of july - BBQ A 4th of July BBQ can either be very casual, or you can meet halfway and be a little dressed up. I love this Modcloth dress on the left as it’s the quintessential 4th of July outfit. Use accessories to add interest to your look, and don’t forget a “tide-to-go” pen at any BBQ type of event.


4th of july - fireworks For fireworks, I err more on the casual side. My favorite piece above is the Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply shirt on the top right. It’s a very American look that’s sure to get a lot of compliments.


4th of july - boatIf you’re spending the 4th of July on a boat, go with a nautical look. Nautical and red/white/blue go hand and hand so use this to your advantage and look for stripes and fun accessories. I love the LL Bean flip flops with the lobster motif on them.


What are you wearing for the 4th? I’m going up north here in Michigan so I’ll probably have more of a casual outfit. I have a flag tank I got from Old Navy a few years ago that always makes an appearance. 😀


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