Summer is finally here which means the Fourth of July is around the corner. I’m ready for backyard barbecues, pool days, picnics, fireworks, and making memories with my family and friends. While this holiday is all about celebrating the independence of our great nation, you’ll need a festive outfit that gives true “Americana” vibes. I’ve decided to get an early start on preparation for the upcoming holiday and share different Fourth of July outfits with you all.
In years past we have gathered at friends’ houses for a seat-down meal, barbecued or grilled out at my parent’s or one of the kid’s houses, had a picnic at a park, and traveled to the beach during the July 4th holiday. So, I tried to give you Fourth of July outfits that kind of went along with what I’ve done in previous years. No matter what you’ll be doing this Fourth of July holiday, these outfits are perfect for every occasion. So, keep scrolling to see what you can wear this July 4th and all summer long.
Rework What You Have in Your Closet
Whenever a holiday comes around, I get an impulse desire to go shopping for new outfits. I know that everyone may not be able to go out and buy a new outfit for a particular day. That’s why I also like to use what I already have in my closet. The best thing that you can do is to use what you have and try to rework it into an outfit for a holiday. I will also tell you that I don’t necessarily get something that has stars and stripes on it, flags, etc. Usually, once those pieces are worn most people will not wear them again the following year. However, if you can pair together red, white and blue pieces out of your wardrobe, you’ll have an easier time putting together Fourth of July outfits.
The Red Dress
First up is this really cute red gauze dress from H&M that I’ve belted down with this navy belt. I added this white bag with the cute scarf and navy slide sandals. I realize not everyone lives where it’s hot like it is in Atlanta at this time of year. Keeping that in mind, I added a look that would work in any area of the country. Trust me, nothing is more iconic for summertime activities than a bold and bright red dress.
Pairing White Denim with a Festive Top
If you aren’t a dress kind of gal, white denim is great for year-round wear. I especially like it for the 4th of July. I paired this white denim from Banana Republic with a linen short sleeve top and these cute heels I snagged from Dillard’s. You can create this look by taking your favorite red or blue statement top and wearing it with some white denim jeans (or pants). This is a great option if you’ll be at an indoor function or at may be going to someone’s house that keeps the air conditioning super cold. Wearing denim and/or pants will be a necessity to staying warm.
Accessorize a Classic Navy Dress
For those of you that have been following me, here is a dress that I showed you all last week. This is a perfect example of using what I have in my closet. This navy dress from Banana Republic looks super cute belted down. For this particular look, I threw on a hat, red scarf, and trendy sneakers. You could accessorize this look with some statement sunglasses or a straw handbag. These are perfect looks for an outdoor barbecue, watching fireworks at a rooftop, or a nice picnic.
Cut-off Denim Shorts
I love a juxtaposition-type look and nothing says it more than a pair of cut-off denim shorts and a cute eyelet blouse. Both of these pieces came from J.Crew. I did a red bandanna tie scarf in my hair while sporting these cute red slides. If your plans include all day activities, this is your best option. While I chose to dress the shorts up with a more glam look, you can also dress it down with some sneakers and a graphic tee or ribbed tank top.
The Statement Romper
And last but not least is this adorable romper. This romper fits my body type so nicely. I love how the shoulders are cut in. I love how the length of the shorts is easy for everyone to wear. I paired this piece with red heels designed by Sam Edelman. It’s a dressier look for the Fourth of July but for those of you who may be going out to a fancy dinner with friends, this would be the ultimate look. Feel free to add a pop of color (like I did with the red heels) when it comes to accessories when you’re wearing a dark blue like this one.
It can be hard putting together eye-catching outfits when you only have three colors to work with. I hope these Fourth of July outfits have given you some inspiration for the upcoming holiday. There are so many ways to combine these colors into an outfit that shows your American pride. Remember: these outfits can be worn all summer long. Now that you have some options to choose from, head over to the comments and let me know which one is your favorite.