The 4th of July is a summer holiday that holds a special place in my heart, as I’m sure it does for you as well! It’s a time of celebration, of honoring our country’s rich history and all the values that we hold dear. What I love most about the 4th of July is the opportunity to embrace our patriotic spirit while also enjoying the company of family and friends. From barbecues to fireworks, the 4th of July is a time to celebrate!

One tradition that has stood the test of time is incorporating the colors of the American flag into our outfits. For decades, sporting red, white, and blue on the 4th has become a symbol of unity and patriotism. But for a modern twist on this tradition, it’s okay to think beyond the traditional color palette and explore other ways to incorporate a patriotic spirit into what you’re wearing.

To help you decide on what to wear on the 4th of July this year, I’m sharing a roundup of outfits and pieces to wear for the holiday, no matter how you choose to celebrate, that incorporate both patriotism and style at the same time. Let’s jump in!

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What To Wear on the 4th of July

There are countless ways to hint at patriotism while still staying true to your personal style. Whether it’s a subtle nod through accessories or a bold statement with unique patterns and designs, the possibilities are endless. By mixing and matching different elements, you can create an outfit that not only exudes style but also captures the essence of the 4th of July.

White Lace Tank Top with Denim Shorts and Sandals

Embrace the patriotic spirit with a summer outfit that perfectly captures the essence of the 4th of July. Start with an elegant white lace tank top, and pair it with cut-off denim shorts that exude a casual and timeless style. To add a touch of charm, add a straw fringe pearly basket bag that is a perfect complement to a summer look. Complete the outfit with sunglasses, gold pearl hoop earrings to tie into the pearls on the bag, and these comfortable rattan buckle sandals. This ensemble subtly reflects a patriotic look by incorporating several classic American fashion elements. Wear this to an outdoor barbeque or to an outdoor firework show to stay cool!

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Red Smocked Mini Dress with Woven Heeled Sandals

To embrace a bold red look, start with a smocked red mini dress and pair it with woven heeled sandals. Add a tan crossbody bag that allows you to carry all of your essentials, offering a neutral complement to the vibrant red dress. Complete the look with white orchid earrings and a white hair bow for the cherry on top. This outfit reflects a patriotic look by incorporating the vibrant red color associated with the American flag, while the white accents add balance.

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Blue Striped Top with White Denim Shorts and Rattan Sandals

For a classic 4th of July look, start with this blue striped square neck tank top and pair it with white denim shorts for a bright look. Add this pair of comfortable rattan sandals, and carry this rattan bow clutch to seamlessly tie your accessories together. Add pearl drop earrings and a stylish sun hat to both protect you from the sun’s rays and add a chic and glamorous touch. Don’t forget to continue applying sunscreen as needed to keep your skin protected from the sun while you’re out and about. This outfit reflects a patriotic look by incorporating the iconic blue and white colors, while the rattan accessories and the sun hat create a summery and festive vibe.

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Best 4th of July Outfits for Women

Blue and White Striped Shirt Dress with Pearl Sandals

For an effortless and patriotic outfit, try this classic blue and white striped shirt dress. Pair the dress with white pearl sandals, adding a touch of elegance and sophistication to the look. The combination of the striped dress and pearl sandals creates a balance between casual and refined, allowing you to celebrate in style. This outfit is perfect for a family 4th of July gathering or a barbeque with friends.

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Eyelet Tie Front Top with Denim Shorts and Rattan Sandals

For a classic and neutral-colored outfit that still captures the essence of the 4th of July, start with an eyelet tie front top and pair it with light-wash denim shorts. Complete the look with rattan sandals for a summer touch to the laid-back vibe of this outfit. If you’re someone who still likes to dress in red, white, and blue without feeling like you’re dressing out of your comfort zone, this outfit is for you. And adding summery textures to your outfit like rattan is always a good call!

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Blue Ruched Puff Sleeve Mini Dress with White Sandals

For a slightly elevated 4th of July look, try this light blue ruched puff sleeve mini dress. The ruched detailing on this dress adds a touch of femininity and texture, while the puff sleeves bring a playful and romantic vibe. Pair the dress with white sandals to effortlessly compliment the light blue color and stay comfortable for all-day wear.

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Blue Stripe Maxi Dress with White Sandals

If you love a good maxi dress like I do, try this stunning blue stripe maxi dress for your holiday plans! This dress is perfect for the holiday, while still being a great closet staple dress for the rest of the summer season. This dress features tie-up straps that pull into bows, adding a stunning element to the dress while allowing you to achieve the perfect fit. Pair this dress with white sandals to compliment the look in an effortlessly timeless way.

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White Linen Blend Mini Dress with White Sandals

For an effortless and neutral look for Independence Day, there’s nothing wrong with embracing only the white in red, white, and blue! Add this white linen blend mini dress to your wardrobe to wear on the 4th and throughout the rest of the summer months. The crisp white color symbolizes allows you to show off your summer tan while the mini length adds a touch of playfulness and summer charm. Pair the dress with white sandals, completing the look with a sense of effortless sophistication.

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Blue Halter Neck Romper with White Sandals

For a really fun 4th of July look, try this stunning blue halter neck romper! The halter neck adds a touch of elegance, while the frill details bring a playful and feminine charm. This romper is surprisingly comfortable, too, making it perfect to wear for a long day of celebrations. Pair the romper with white sandals to accentuate the deep blue color and finish off the look.

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Blue Smocked Midi Dress with Pearl Sandals

For a comfortable and cool all-day look, opt for this blue smocked midi dress, a versatile and timeless piece for summer. The smocked detailing on this dress on both the bodice and the straps allows you to achieve the perfect fit while keeping you comfortable. Pair the dress with white pearl sandals to add a charming finishing touch to this outfit.

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For even more holiday inspiration, see my ultimate guide to the Fourth of July!

No matter what you decide to wear to celebrate the 4th of July, I hope that this post brought you the inspiration you were looking for, and I hope that you have a blast celebrating with loved ones! Whether you choose a classic red, white, and blue ensemble or opt for a more neutral look, be sure to stay comfortable and wear what makes you feel the most confident. Happy Independence Day!

Which 4th of July outfit was your favorite from this roundup? Let me know in the comments!

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