The Fourth of July is just over a week away, and that means it's time to start deciding what to wear to commemorate America's birthday.
You don't need to wear a flag shirt to celebrate this patriotic holiday. Instead, take a more fashionable approach and put together some clever outfits of your own. Try mixing different shades of red, white, and blue, plus neutrals and metallics, and adding fun details like stars and stripes for a look that's all you.
If you're having trouble deciding on an ensemble, we've put together four outfits that are perfect for July 4th: two day looks and two night looks, all incorporating red, white, and blue.
Outfit 1: Daytime - Casual Beach Day
This look is super laid back - perfect for spending the day at the beach (and maybe setting off some fireworks). To create this outfit, grab a navy blue tank and trendy patriotic shorts. Accessorize with simple sandals and a striped beach bag for a coordinated look. Finish with a bangle featuring everyone's favorite American symbol, the Statue of Liberty.
Outfit 2: Daytime - Backyard BBQ
This second look is another example of a cute, laid-back outfit that's perfect for daytime - it would be perfect for a backyard barbecue with the family. To start, find a striped tee, tie it in a knot, and pair it with some jean shorts (patriotic pockets optional). Next, find some canvas sneakers (preferably in red, white, or blue) and layer on some star bracelets. Voila! You are ready to celebrate in style!
Outfit 3: Night Out - Modern
This trendy outfit is sleek and modern - perfect for a night out on the town to celebrate the 4th! Start with of-the-moment red skinny jeans, a slouchy white tee shirt, and studded blue loafers. You'll sparkle like the fireworks when you add a silver statement necklace, a metallic cross-body bag, and a cool ring in the shape of another American symbol - the eagle.
Outfit 4: Night Out - Classic
This final look is a classic - and classy - way to wear red, white, and blue, perfect if you're going to a fancy soiree or out to dinner on the 4th. A red and white striped dress is reminiscent of the flag, yet versatile enough to wear year-round. Bring in some blue with navy platforms, and grab a white cross-body bag to hold your essentials. Finish the look with silver star earrings and an adorable - but subtle - Captain America bangle.
Bonus: 4th of July Makeup!
If you really want to go all out for Independence Day, why stop with your outfit? Here are two 4th of July makeup tutorials to try:
Makeup Look 1:
Makeup Look 2:
Now that you've seen our outfit ideas, we want to hear from you! What are YOUR 4th of July plans? What are you planning to wear? Which outfit is your favorite? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!