Although the nautical look is hot right now, not everyone is willing to pull on red, white and blue for fear of looking excessively patriotic. Lucky for us, the Fourth of July provides the perfect opportunity to try all the style trends we might be afraid to wear year-round. With so many adorable, budget friendly options this summer, we might just have to get more than one.
Paired with a flirty dress or casual shorts, this universally flattering style works for all body types and almost any outfit. Denim never goes out of style, and this jacket will be a classic on July 4th for years to come.
Tribal print skirt
With multiple shades of blue and red, it screams patriotic without looking cheesy. The pockets are an added bonus and perfect for stashing a few extra marshmallows or sparklers during the ubiquitous July 4th barbeque.
Polka dot top
Polka dots appeared on runways for the spring, and the fun print is still very much in style. We think mixing polka dots with a sleeveless style or ruffles is perfect for a hot summer day.
Luckily, this top from Chaps Cape (Kohl’s, $32.20) fits the bill and comes in navy and red–perfect for all of your Fourth of July needs. Pair with white bottoms for a look that’s patriotic chic.
White accessories go hand in hand with warm weather as temperatures rise, tans deepen and we all flock to water. This online exclusive lace necklace (Anthropologie, $29.95) helps you fit in with the other beach bums effortlessly. Light and airy, it won’t feel restrictive on even the hottest days.
A simple blue or red t-shirt would be the perfect backdrop for a creative showing of patriotic colors on July 4th, but you could pair this necklace with any summer look.
LTD-Little Tank Dress
Everyone has a LBD stashed somewhere in her closet, but fewer have the just as classic tank dress. Our pick from Mossimo (Target, $24.99), with its vivid blue hue, works just as perfectly at a Fourth of July backyard party as it does at a fancy dinner.
The length makes it flexible for multiple occasions and the waist-cinching belt flatters curves. With the right accessories, this dress can go anywhere!