It’s time for the biggest party of the summer! If you have no vacation time, this 4th of July weekend will give you three days to eat a little BBQ, relax with a drink, and watch some fireworks.
Besides Halloween, when it comes to Independence Day, we’re all scrambling to find the perfect outfit. We’re reaching for American flags, denim shorts, and red and white tops to create a patriotic aesthetic for our weekend plans.
If you’re looking for outfits that are casual, sophisticated, and somewhere in between, these 14 outfits will push you towards life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness!
Fun & Festive (Casual)
Our first casual look mostly consists of things you probably already have in your closet. This look is simple yet perfectly patriotic.
Blue jeans are a staple in most closets, so pair them with white sneakers or sandals. If you’re missing red in your outfit and want more than just a glimpse of the color, 4th of July weekend might be the only time you can walk around with a flag in your pocket without the confused looks.
A great and easy way to pull off an outfit perfect for Independence Day is with an American flag kimono. Once you’ve got the flag as part of the outfit, you can get away with wearing other colors, but if you’re keeping the look completely patriotic, you can pair it with a red top, denim shorts, and white sandals.
If you’re thinking of trying an extremely laid back look for your party in the USA, this style will keep you comfortable long after the fireworks display. With an outfit that’s also great for watching America’s favorite pastime, baseball, this look features ripped jeans and a red and white raglan top. This ensemble can be completed with white Chuck Taylor All Star Converses.
The quick solution to worrying about a perfectly patriotic outfit is a romper. This red, white, and blue playsuit is great for the 4th of July because it’s comfortable, stylish, and gives you that fun and festive look in one piece.
Halfway Towards Independence (Semi-Casual)
For one step above casual, you can pair your patriotic look with a blazer. This style remains mostly casual with the jeans, white striped shirt, and red converses. The addition of the blazer will slightly lift your pinky as you nail this semi-casual look.
The easiest way to take an outfit from casual to semi-casual is with the addition of heels. This look features a blue blouse and red shorts. If you’re feeling truly patriotic and can’t get over the missing white, you can swap out the nude heels with a white pair.
In the same way as the kimono, choosing pieces that already have the elements of the American flag will make putting your outfit together easier. We’re borrowing the stars and stripes for our third semi-casual outfit. The red and white striped crop top is perfect for the holiday as well as the summer. The blue asymmetrical skirt is a fun and more feminine approach over regular denim shorts.
There’s nothing wrong with a soft, feminine look for the 4th of July especially when you’re spending the night under fireworks with an attractive beau. This outfit features a blue off-the-shoulder blouse with ruffled sleeves and a bow detail. It is paired with white jeans and red sandals with fringe details.
A skirt is another great way to boost your outfit up from casual. Another easy outfit, this once again uses the element of incorporating the flag into your wardrobe. This look is paired with a simple white shirt, black miniskirt, and brown and gold accessories.
Independently Sophisticated (Dressy)
If your 4th of July plans include a venue that’s fancier than a backyard BBQ, this chic ensemble is a fabulous choice. With all the patriotic elements, this outfit consists of a red and white knee-length A-line skirt and a navy blue blouse.
Putting red, white, and blue pieces into one outfit can become a difficult task, so focusing on one color and accessorizing with the rest can make the job easier. Our second independently sophisticated look features a blue knee-length dress with white polka dots. In order to be truly patriotic, a red clutch completes the look.
This outfit is sassy, chic, and sophisticated all in one. This outfit focuses on equal parts of the color scheme. The white shift dress is detailed with a floral blue pattern and the blue palette is enhanced by the lens of the aviator sunglasses. It is accessorized perfectly with a red tote and red ankle strap heels.
A look like this is setting off patriotic fireworks! The loose-fitting blouse is lightweight for the hot 4th of July weather and the blue and white skirt is simple and stylish. The outfit is specifically enhanced by the gold accessories, namely the gold sequined clutch.
Similar to our second independently sophisticated look, this outfit builds upon the color scheme. Featuring a navy polka dotted dress with a sweetheart neckline, this look is embellished with a skinny red belt and a white blazer. This perfectly patriotic outfit is finished with red pumps and a navy clutch with red and white details.
Regardless of whether your Independence Day agenda is filled with backyard BBQs or fancy yacht parties, you have some simple and sophisticated outfits to recreate! Now all you have to do is raid your closets, go on a mini shopping trip, and your 4th of July outfit will set off fireworks!
In the comments below, let us know what your 4th of July plans are!