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3 Stylish looks for Fourth of July weekend

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Celebrate your independence in style with inspiration from one of these three different looks.

Feeling patriotic this year or just in the mood for some red, white and blue with your family and friends? Celebrate your independence in style with inspiration from one of these three different looks. Whether you'll be attending a summertime barbecue, seafood feast or just a fun date watching the fireworks, it is a must to be on your best holiday-wear behavior. Wearing something as simple as a striped cross-body bag or adorable red sandals can get your Fourth of July day off to a good start. I've always been a fan of styling your red, white and blue in your own way, so here are three outfits from casual to fancy that could get you ready for one of the best summer holidays.

Relaxed chic

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For the holidays, keep it simple yet chic in a relaxed pair of cutoff shorts with a fringed hem. A white V-neck tee, tucked in, maintains a polished look while sexy red wedges and mirrored sunnies give you a flirty appeal. Your most prized possession will be a striped statement bag and red lip. Such a great ensemble for a BBQ or lunch date.

Mellow chic in stripes

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Last year, I wore this Joe Fresh multicolored striped dress for an easy throw-on look. Stripes are always a sure way of being stylish. Let your patriotic spirit shine for the Fourth with a striped dress, shorts or top and cute accessories. Heels or no heels will have you looking ultra chic.

Classy with a bit of fancy

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I absolutely love how Sarah from Classy Girls Wear Pearls rocks her paisley-printed slacks with a pretty yet casual blouse. The utility pockets dress it down, but make her ready for a day-to-night affair for the holidays. Although her outfit is more on the fancier side, she is still relaxed enough for a outdoor picnic or Fourth of July boat party. So lovely.

Here are some fun and thoughtful accessories for your patriotic holiday outfits.

Apres Ski Sunglasses (Free People, $18)
Rebecca Minkoff "Mini Mac" Striped Leather Crossbody Bag (Nordstrom, $145)
Patriotic Headband (Aeropostale, $5)
Feedei Beaded Knit Necklace (Oliverbonas.com, $38)
Dreaming on the Dock Sandal (Modcloth.com, $21)
Star Print Scarf (Pier One Imports, $15)

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