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.



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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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!


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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