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6 Ultra-fun outfits for a Fourth of July backyard bash

Jessica Padykula is a freelance writer and editor in Toronto, Canada covering a wide range of  topics for several online lifestyle publications. She is a regular contributor for SheKnows, covering travel, style, relationships, health and...

Fab fashions for the Fourth

Ready to have fun this Fourth of July? Of course you are and we're here to help with six cute, comfy but totally chic outfits you can wear to any party you go to.
1

Sassy and sophisticated

Some summer parties go beyond hotdogs, hamburgers and beer. If you'll be attending a more stylish affair this Fourth of July, then we suggest upping the fashion ante with some more polished pieces. A floral shift with elegant heels and some oversize shades will create a look that's fun but fashion forward.

Sassy and sophisticated

Get the look: J. Crew Swoop Dress in Punk Floral ($178), Marc by Marc Jacobs Oversize Round Sunglasses ($98), ALDO Kalika Double Strap Heeled Sandal ($127)

2

Beach babe

Heading to a pool party or beach-themed holiday bash? You might as well look the part with an easy-wearing outfit that's cute but ultra-comfy. A colorful strapless maxi dress, floppy sunhat and flip flops come together for an effortlessly cool summer ensemble.

Beach babe

Get the look: Zoe Velvet Strapless Maxi Dress ($112), Guess Floppy Hat with Metallic Trim ($35), GAP Contrast Leather Flip Flips ($25)

3

Preppy and pulled together

If you're going to a family party or maybe your boyfriend's parents are hosting a backyard bash in honor of the Fourth of July, a simple but polished look is the way to go. A classic pocket T-shirt tucked into a cute pair of shorts and worn with some T-strap flats are all you need to look pulled together.

Preppy and pulled together

Get the look: J. Crew Indigo Dot Short ($65), T by Alexander Wang Classic Pocket Tee ($88), Madewell T Strap Flat Sandals ($88)

4

Boho-chic

No matter what type of party you attend, if you want to go boho-chic (a perfect look for summer), you can do it easily with a vibrant maxi dress. Make the look stand out with a pair of wedge sandals versus something flat and complete the look with a summer-ready straw clutch.

Boho-chic

Get the look: Topshop Maxi Robe Tie & Dye Dress ($118), Kork-Ease Hailey Leather Wedge Sandals ($170), GAP Straw Foldover Clutch ($30)

5

Bold and bright

Want to stand out? Summer is the perfect season to dress a little brighter and there's no better time to go bold than a party. Start with a vibrant mini, add an equally colorful bib necklace and step out in a pair of turquoise (or similarly bold-hued) wedge espadrilles.

Bold and bright

Get the look: ModCloth Take a Closer Loop Dress ($60), Panacea Tiered Resin Bauble Bib Necklace ($68), Castaner Espadrilles ($140)

6

Light and laid-back

A laid-back holiday bash calls for a look that's relaxed and perfect for sitting around a friend's backyard, beer in hand, enjoying the long weekend. Start with some faded denim shorts, add a cute sleeveless top and pair the outfit with some flat sandals in a neutral color.

Light and laid back

Get the look: J. Crew Denim Shorts in Patina Wash ($80), Topshop Knitted Sleeveless Crochet Top ($56), Kimchi Blue Daisy Cutout Sandal ($34)

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