Star-Spangled Style: What to Wear This 4th of July

Time to break out your reds, whites and blues! It’s almost the 4th of July—a day when anyone can pull off a patriotic combo of primary colors—and we’ve got inspiration for what to wear this Independence Day. These outfits will have you looking ravishing under the rockets’ red glare no matter where your celebrations take you.

Ted Baker London Cover-Up | kate spade new york flip-flop | Wildfox Sunglasses | ViX Swimwear Bikini

Partying Poolside: Nothing says “summer is here” quite like a bikini. Pledge allegiance with your poolside attire in a chic two-piece from ViX Swimwear paired with kate spade flip-flops. Clear, oversized circle sunnies give the look a mod and stylish twist. When things start to get breezy at twilight’s last gleaming, throw on a cover-up—like this graphic number from Ted Baker.

Steve Madden Wedges | Collection XIIX Sun Hat | Jessica Simpson Seersucker Dress | Wildfox Sunglasses

Rooftop BBQ: Be the belle of the barbecue in this ladylike Jessica Simpson seersucker dress. Sky-high wedges are proper for a patio and give the knee-length skirt a little lift. Accessorize with a wide-brimmed hat and some dramatic cat-eye shades, and all eyes will be on you, not that store-bought potato salad you brought.

Outlook Eyewear Sunglasses | Eliza J Maxi Dress | Steven by Steve Madden Straw Tote | BELLA VITA Wedge Espadrille

Picnic in the Park: A stunning maxi will keep you comfortable and stylish as you watch fireworks under spacious skies. The bold scarf print is eye-catching without being over the top, and these peep-toe espadrilles are park perfect. Retro, oversized sunnies will protect your peepers as you wait for the sun to set. Just throw all your picnic essentials into a fun and functional oversized tote and hit the greenbelt.

Bobeau Maxi Skirt | Topshop Bandeau | Icon Eyewear Sunglasses | DV by Dolce Vita Sandal

Bonfire at the Beach: With stars (and stripes) in your eyes, this beach look is festive and foolproof. A flash of red on your feet is a fun way to bring in some color, and the ankle straps will keep these sandals from slipping off in the sand. A summer staple for any occasion, the billowing maxi skirt pulls the look together for a polished shoreside ensemble.