How to Rock the 4th of July Theme Without Overdoing It

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Fourth of July fashion is notorious for excessive stripes, stars, American flags, red, white and blue. While it’s great to stick to tradition, some people like to tone it down a bit. Below are a few ways to stay in theme without overdoing it. Here are our top picks for this year’s trends, from tops to accessories.


Ruffle Button Down Blouse – Topshop

This beautiful lightweight ivory blouse is a versatile top. You can rock it for either a day or evening celebration. While this blouse may be a risk to wear around food, it’s well worth the risk to look this effortlessly chic. Its simplicity partnered with the ruffled detail gives this blouse an edge over a plain white button down.

Poppy Top – Levi’s 

Last year’s hottest trend of off-the-shoulder tops shows no sign of slowing down this summer. This poppy-print top is a flattering shade of light pink with white stripes, and it can easily be styled up or down. The understated stripes play into traditional Fourth of July themes without being overbearing, and the buttons down the back add an extra pop of detail.



Side Stripe Dress – Zara-US

Similar to the aforementioned skirt, this dress has a unique detail to it that takes it from a plain navy dress to a chic, badass piece. Just as the name suggests, this dress boasts a side stripe of red and white that enhances its navy base color. The added slit gives the dress a sophisticated feel to it; we suggest taking side photos to capture all the details.


Helen Sports Stripe Mini Denim Skirt – boohoo

Nothing says “America!” quite like a classic piece of denim. Denim skirts have been in style for the past few seasons and are quite popular in the summertime, ranging in different styles, washes, lengths, and details. This skirt stands out from the rest with its red, white and blue stripes running down the sides, giving it subtle American flair.


Multicolor Straw Fedora – Express

In this string of endlessly mercurial weather, it’s never a bad idea to bring along a hat, which is always a handy accessory in the event of a bad hair day or a scorching hot day. This hat brings a funky spin on the classic straw hat with red and black woven throughout, reminiscent of our country’s stars and stripes.


Chuck Taylor All Star Shoreline Slip-On Sneaker – DSW

Many of us will probably be on our feet for a good amount of the Fourth of July, so it’s super important to stay comfortable without sacrificing an ounce of style. These sneakers are perfect for the holiday because they infuse the colors of the American flag while remaining comfortable and fashionable. To add more color, consider swapping out the white laces for either red or blue ones.



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