As summer’s biggest holiday draws near, it’s time to start thinking about how you’ll show off your patriotic style at each of the day’s events. While the Fourth of July may not be thought of as the most fashion forward of holidays, it presents a great chance to enjoy everything you love about putting together a cute Independence Day outfit.
A definitive Fourth of July look combines comfort with a casual vibe that will keep you looking cute and feeling relaxed—all while incorporating a big splash of your favorite patriotic colors. Luckily, red, white, and blue offer plenty of wardrobe versatility, making it easy to style your Independence Day outfit, no matter how you plan on celebrating.
At District, we love understated flexibility, so in order to showcase outfit ideas that show your patriotic spirit in a subtle way, we encourage you to think about your basic fashion principles.
A pop of color is one of the easiest ways to elevate an outfit, and the color combination of red, white, and blue makes it easy to pull off this fashion statement. With blue denim and a basic white shirt, red is the natural choice for an accent color. You can choose a simple white and blue ensemble, and top it with red accessories like stylish sandals, hairpieces, and jewelry. You can also pair denim shorts with a white and red print shirt for a fashionable yet patriotic outfit. And while stripes, of course, are the classic print for an Independence Day outfit, you can always opt to show off your personal style with a more whimsical print.
The Fourth of July is one of those holidays that tends to start early and lasts into the night. Whether your Independence Day Morning is full of cooking prep for the main event or just relaxing by the pool, you want to wear something that feels effortless and will get you in the mood to celebrate.
Luckily, it’s easy to show off your patriotic pride in a Ladies Perfect Tri™ V-Neck Tee from District. The lightweight v-neck top is perfect for keeping you cool in the kitchen or under the sun—and it comes in red, navy, royal blue, and maritime blue.
Choose the bold color of your choice and then accent the red or blue tee with our other patriotic colors. For something a little more fun, try layering a red tee with a blue tank top that will peek out above the neckline.
You can also wear flat, white sandals and a hat for an effortless feeling, or elevate your style with wedges and gold jewelry. Complete your Independence Day outfit look with your favorite pair of jean shorts for a red, white, and blue bonanza.
Swim In Style
For many, time spent by the water while enjoying the warmth of the sun is a key part of the Fourth of July festivities. If you spend Independence Day by the beach, you know it’s the perfect time for beach volleyball, splashing in the ocean waves, or just enjoying a drink while perfecting your summer tan.
You might also enjoy taking a pontoon boat out onto a lake with your closest friends and family or lounging by the pool. No matter how you spend your holiday, there’s no reason to let your patriotic style slip while taking a swim.
Since it’s time to show your patriotic pride in every way, you’re going to need a red, white, and blue swimsuit. Whether you choose an abstract representation for the holiday, by going with a red top and blue bottoms, or opt to dress in American flag attire, swim in style with a nautical-inspired design that fits in perfectly with this holiday’s colorful aesthetic.
Whenever you choose a swimsuit, you also need to choose what to wear on top of it. Though it’s easy to throw denim shorts and a patriotic tank over your suit, there are plenty of other cover-up choices to consider. The beach is the ideal place to show off your favorite sundresses, whether they feature a patriotic print, or a cute, solid red, white, or blue color. Try the Ladies 60/40 Racerback Dress and remind everyone what looking good truly means.
Add in your favorite flip flops and sunglasses to complete the look. You can even lay out on a patriot red and white striped beach towel in between dips in the water. Of course, to catch everyone’s eye at the beach, top it all off with bold red lipstick.
Lounge at the Beach
If you’re lucky enough to spend your July Fourth lounging at the beach with your loved ones, you need an Independence Day outfit that can beat the heat while still showing off your patriotic side. With its light, breathable fabric and explosive color, this Juniors Strappy Dress is always a must-have for the beach season. This versatile, breezy summer dress features thin straps and a v-neckline. It even has adjustable straps for a comfortable fit.
To top the look off, wear your favorite sandals and a floppy sun hat. Whether it is a cool fedora or a sporty baseball cap, accessorizing helps to complement your outfit and bring the look together.
If you’re staying in this year, and hosting a party in your home, this dress is the perfect transitional outfit. To transform this dress from casual to formal, pair it with some strappy wedges, and throw on some fabulous statement jewelry.
It’s important to note that if you’re planning to spend all day in the sun, you need to protect yourself from harmful UV rays. In addition to wearing sunscreen, bring along some patriotic sunglasses. Whether you’re in the mood for cheeky flag print lenses or classic red wayfarers, sun protection is an essential aspect of any Independence Day outfit.
Enjoy a Patriotic Lunch
If the midday meal is a main feature of your Fourth of July tradition, there’s no better way to go than with an easy, breezy and comfortable outfit. For an elegant idea, try the effortless look of the Juniors Vintage Wash Muscle Tank. This classic-cut, sleeveless, scoop neck top features a deep turquoise blue that exemplifies the holiday spirit. Pair it with white capri pants and red accents for a look that keeps everyone feeling patriotic.
You can accessorize this look with red and white accents. This dashing red Distressed Cap will be the perfect red addition to your outfit, while this playful Sun Bleached Distressed Cap offers red on the outside and blue underneath. Don’t forget some white flats and a colorful necklace for head-to-toe holiday fun.
Suit Up for an Evening BBQ
The BBQ is the main event for many people’s Independence Day celebrations. Chow down in style by showing up in this gorgeous Racerback Tank in a color that’s as American as apple pie.
One of the biggest decisions you have to make when choosing your Independence Day outfit is whether you want to go all-in on American iconography, or sidestep the stars and stripes in favor for a more subtle way to combine style and patriotism. If the latter is more in line with your tastes, this adorable Racerback Tank is perfect. This top is for someone who wants to dress for the spirit of the holiday, but prefers to keep it low-key. The passionate red is reminiscent of the American flag, while the shirt cut and fabric are comfortable for all day wear.
To pump up the patriotic feel of this look, you can wear this top with a pair of your favorite bright red heels or some red and white statement jewelry. Whichever way you decide to style it, use accessories to make sure all of America’s favorite colors are represented.
Warm Up for Fireworks
After a long day in the sun, no Fourth of July is complete without an evening with fireworks. Their beautiful display of colorful sparks takes the spirit of celebration to the next level.
Of course, you’ll need to layer up as the evening cools down before the big show. Just slip on a comfortable long sleeve blouse, like District’s Long Sleeve Washed Woven Shirt. Perfect over a red or white top, this chambray top resembles all-American denim, making it perfect for the holiday and bringing together your Independence Day outfit.
Patriotic Nail Art
No matter what part of the day you’re most excited for, Fourth of July fashion can last through the whole year. Whether you choose to wear one of District Clothing’s patriotic blouses, or you prefer to follow spur-of-the-moment trends like nail art, Independence Day is the perfect opportunity to show off your fashion tastes.
If you’re exceptionally skilled at nail art, you can create a design that resembles the American flag. However, there are simpler ways to achieve a patriotic manicure. For instance, a marbled or two-toned red and blue base with white stars achieves the Fourth of July look, while glitter accents are another fun way to symbolize the flag as well.
Time for a Party
This year, as you get ready to celebrate America’s birthday, remember to party in style. With tons of red, white, and blue options to choose from, District Clothing is the perfect place to find everything you need to create the best Independence Day outfit. Shop our online store today and get ready for the best patriotic party of the year!