A Fashionable Fourth: Independence Day Style

A barbecue, a pool party, a night out with the family: There are endless reasons to get a little dressed up on July Fourth. These fun pieces evoke patriotism in gorgeous, slightly unexpected Independence Day style.

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No doubt the Fourth of July will be more than a little hot no matter where you are. Slip into the gorgeous Yumi Kim Leon Dress ($209), which puts a fresh spin on traditional red, white, and blue. In this case, it's more of a coral, turquoise, and white blend—but the effect is just as festive.

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Pair this relaxed Splendid Venice Stripe High-Low Tee ($64) with a pair of white jeans or cutoffs for a practical warm-weather ensemble that will see you through the evening in complete comfort.

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A touch of bohemian flair makes the Lucky Brand Lace Inset Stripe Top ($99) a smart pick for the Fourth and beyond. From its airy silhouette to its intricate floral embroidery, it puts a slightly dressy spin on casual.

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Dealing with unexpected winds? Throw on the lightweight Lauren Ralph Lauren Zip-Front Stripe Jacket ($49.59). It's the perfect partner for a pair of crisp red Bermuda shorts or a comfortable red mini.

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You'll have plenty of opportunities to rock this Banana Republic Flutter Statement Necklace ($53). Luminous blue stones are suspended from a simple navy ribbon for a stunning look. What makes this especially Independence Day appropriate are the clear glass stones that give off a "white" cast. Lovely!

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A bold geometric pattern sets the GB Lace-Up Back Maxi ($69) apart from the rest, and that's exactly what you want on a balmy day when everyone will be sporting tanks and shorts. This offers a more pulled together approach to casual, and the red, white, and blue palette is seasonal in an unobtrusive way.

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These Max Studio Linen Embroidered Shorts ($78) could be the cutest of the season! From the floral print to the intricate workmanship, they're the epitome of summery style—and, more importantly, they're just so darned pretty!

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This is definitely not your traditional red, white, and blue! The breathtaking blossom print on the Diane von Furstenberg Joss Scarf ($74.25) is dressed up in sophisticated shades of sky blue, white, and maroon, a summer-perfect combo that punctuates anything from a white dress to jeans with just the right pop of color.

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