What to Wear on the Fourth of July

You could be basic and stick to stars and stripes or red, white, and blue pieces when you’re deciding what to wear on the Fourth of July. Or you could grab inspiration from these seriously stylish fashion bloggers and try something different. The important thing is, once you decide on a look, you can dedicate the rest of your time to loading up on potato salad and grilled hamburgers while fireworks explode across the sky. ‘Merica.

Gingham print

fourth of july outfit ideas

4th of july outfit inspo

4th of july outfit(From top) From Hats to Heels, The Simple Sarah, Boys and Bombshell

It’s a cute, chic way of playfully matching your outfit to your picnic tablecloth. Gingham is a classic fabric choice, harkening back to oh-so-cute shift dresses from the 60s and sharp menswear button-downs. You could try some gingham skinnies and a crop top, or simply tie a gingham shirt around your waist as a cool accent piece. Or, if you’ve got a gingham bikini stashed away, we hope your plans for the Fourth involve LOTS of beach time!

Denim done differently

what to wear on the fourth of july

fourth of july look

denim on denim outfit(From top) Tie Bow-Tie, From Hats to Heels, Galant Girl

What’s more all-American than blue jeans? Cutoffs or boyfriend jeans are a simple choice, but if you want to stand out from the pack, try denim overalls or a throwback acid wash denim jacket (along with a killer fanny pack). If you’re going for a red-white-and-blue color palette, you might as well choose denim as your something blue. Denim-on-denim might be considered a “Canadian tuxedo,” but it’s all the American you need to wow the crowds on the Fourth of July.

Nautical stripes

wearing nautical stripes

all american outfit(From top) Pretty Little Shoppers, Tiny Twisst

It almost feels wrong to not wear red, white, or blue in some capacity. So if you’re all about dressing for the occasion, we suggest nautical stripes in any shade of navy. It’s patriotic without being overkill. Maybe just choose a comfortable shoe if you’re going to be lingering around the grill all day? (We know we are!)


wearing espadrilles

fourth of july outfit(From top) Simple Et Chic, The Knotted Chain

Nothing says summer quite like these little jute-wrapped slip-ons. Originating in Spanish culture, espadrilles were crafted to endure the hottest summers with soles made of jute rope or braid. Toss them on with shorts and a tank and you’ll be ready to hit the beach, fuss-free! Check out our fave espadrilles by NYC-based brand Soludos.

T-shirt dresses

wearing t-shirt dress

fourth of july outfit inspo(From top) Fresh Fizzle, Hello I’m Shanice

Let’s be real: We’re probably going to spend most of our day lounging around in our bathing suits, so when it comes time to wear some real clothes, we need something easy. T-shirt dresses are the answer to our prayers. They have that throw-on-and-go design with a free-flowing shape that requires no effort at all. An effortless look that actually is effortless? Sign us up.

But, the actual perfect accessory for the Fourth of July is…

Beach waves in your hair

what to wear on the fourth of julyHello I’m Shanice

It’s America’s birthday, so celebrate with a no-care attitude and just let your hair down.

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