outfits for the 4th of july

5 Patriotic Outfits for the 4th of July

Happy Birthday, USA! July 4th is all about BBQs, pool parties and bold red, white and blue styles. And this summer, we’re celebrating with everything you need to create the perfect, Instagrammable outfits for the 4th of July (that will seriously rival your local firework display). Here’s the Americana inspo you need to be the main attraction this Independence Day… 

Look #1: Denim on Denim

If you haven’t noticed, we kinda loooove denim—and really, what’s more American than blue jeans? Denim is the easiest, and probably the best way to add lots of blue to your Americana-styled ‘fit. Snag a pair of must-have distressed jean shorts and a matching jean jacket for the blue, layer that over a red favorite tee and finish it off with white dad sneakers. Now you just need to keep all those plans you made 😉 

guys outfits for the 4th of july
Get this look: Ripped Denim Jacket Red Striped Embroidered Tee Medium Wash Jean Shorts 
via @dj_ward9

Look #2: Must-Have Rompers

Rompers are one of the GREATEST things ever invented. The perfect one-piece always creates the max stylish effect with the min amount of effort. To get your best, “I put a lot of effort into this” look while focusing like 90% of your time on contouring, go for a solid red romper and pair it with summer’s number-one sandal: espadrilles. Finish off your look with white statement earrings and cruelty-free blue eyeshadow (you can score some bright shades on sale rn at rue21.com)!

red romper
Get this look: Plus Red Flounce Romper Black Espadrille Platforms
via @lexinimmo

Look #3: Swim and Shorts 

We get serious heart-eyes for a good bodysuit, but when it comes to getting ready for a potential pool party, a cute swimsuit is the best possible choice! Slide a pair of frayed festival shorties over a red, white and blue striped one-piece and you’re ready for literally every 4th of July party. Because it’s hot and…water. Wrap a bandana around your updo and set your phone to selfie-mode. Caption: American Beauty ✌️😘

swim and shorts
Get this look: Americana Swimsuit White Frayed Jean Shorts White Bandana Scrunchie White Strap Slides
via @alexiistherese

Look #4: Cute Mini Skirts

Wanna make sparks fly when you show up to that BBQ? Then you need this Americana outfit! Pair a star-spangled tube top with one of our must-have mini skirts: a white denim mini with a button-front and a trending paperbag waistline. Add some round sunnies and cool off with a popsicle to keep it firey in this hot summer look! 

tube top and skirt
Get this look: Navy Star Print Tube Top White Paperbag Waist Skirt Red Heart Eye Sunglasses
via @ryleighvertes_

Look #5: Jeans and a Good Top

You literally can’t go wrong with a vintage-inspired tee and a pair of classic blue jeans. Not just because jeans and a good top is basically always the right choice, but because there’s something perfectly retro about styling your favorite a throwback band tee with distressed jeans for the 4th of July. Complete the aesthetic with heart-eye sunnies and a bold red lip. 

americana outfits for the 4th of july
Get this look: Plus Rolling Stones Tee Plus Light Wash Destroyed Jeans Red Heart Eye Sunglasses
via @lovpey

Are you ready to party this 4th of July? Because we are! Grab a glass of lemonade, think of what you’re going to write in your sparkler trail and light up every party you’ve got planned for this hot summer holiday. Oh, and don’t forget to share the entire squad’s outfits for the 4th of July on Instagram. 😜 

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