The sweet sound of The Star-Spangled Banner can only mean one thing – our favorite long weekend is almost here, but what to wear on the 4th July? Whether you’re celebrating the land of liberty by stopping by your local firework display, hosting a barbeque, or heading out on a park picnic, we’ve got an endless supply of cute 4th July outfit ideas to keep you inspired ‘til fall. From statement stars and stripes, to swim separates, and summer linens, we’ve got you covered.
Cute 4th July Outfits for Themed Party
Let’s start with the boldest (and most patriotic) of our selection because a 4th July party is no time for playing it safe. Instead, opt for loud and proud by styling stellar red, white, or blue numbers with nostalgic western Americana accessories. Think broderie white crop tops and jean short cut-offs, paired with trophy fringed cowboy boots. Or, set off fireworks to rival that display in star-print hot pants and a strappy blue bralette. Best served with a Harry Styles–inspired cowboy hat. Hey, throw in a feather boa too.
Whether you’re sharing the downtime with family or friends, if a backyard-based BBQ is on your long weekend agenda, we have perfectly versatile slip dresses to carry you through the long summer days. Ultra flattering, bias cut slip dresses highlight your shape beautifully by hugging your waist, skimming the hips, and creating a feminine hourglass silhouette. Slips, too, are the perfect layering piece, forming an abundance of ways to style. Dress down the look by styling your favorite slip over a plain white tee, or regulate the temperature by layering under a chunky knit come winter. They also look great when paired with simple leather flatforms or, for a dressier do, chunky heeled mules.
Alternatively, for a patriotic picnic date, pair your beers, pies, and fries with a cute summer romper. No long weekend is complete without a walk on the wild side (AKA, nature), so the best 4th July outfits should keep you cool and comfortable in the summer heat. Check both lightweight and breathable boxes with a sweet linen romper, paired with platform sandals and a cute bandana. Or, pose for your picnic in an on-trend toweling romper that’ll dry off perspiration and soak up the stares from passersby.
Pool Party Outfits
If you’re making a splash at a pool party this 4th July, we have all the swimwear you could (American) dream of. May we suggest an elevated three-piece co-ord? A guaranteed crowd-pleaser, style an effortless three-piece matching bikini and skirt set. If you’d prefer to stick with a traditional one-piece swimsuit – style it under high-waisted loose beach shorts that moonlight as your new favorite summer bottoms, and pair with an easy-breezy open front shirt.
We know that for many, the upcoming holiday is an excuse to drive far away to the nearest cabin for quiet time by the water. So for a lakeside long weekend, our Fourth of July outfit ideas incorporate a whole lot of loungewear. Yes, you’ll want to pack the swimwear, but complete the look with comfy longline biker shorts, boxy oversized hoodies, and vintage-inspired graphic tees. For practical dressing, pair your lakeside look with a hat and chunky sneakers.