How Fashion Girls Dress On July 4th


How can you celebrate Independence Day without looking like an extra in a beer commercial? First, ditch your star-spangled bikini. Second, take inspiration from the fashion crowd: The style pros like to riff on the red, white and blue color palette—whether through an abstract print or a thoughtful accessory—in summer-appropriate silhouettes and fabrics. Here, three outfit ideas that won’t make you look like something out of the parade.

Photo: Vanessa Jackman

A color-block knit and breezy culottes work everywhere from a boat in Maine to a garden party in Connecticut.

Slingback Sandal In Navy



Vegetable Tanned Leather Crossbody Flap Bag


Mansur Gavriel

Calvi Sunglasses



White Smart Culottes


River Island

Color Block Cotton Top


Solid and Striped

Top a retro bikini with a lightweight cardigan and printed shorts for a beachside bash.

Woven Flats



Toquilla Hat


Calypso St. Barth

High-Waisted Bikini Set



Petite Blue Cotton Cardigan


Dorothy Perkins

Printed Brocade Shorts


Dolce & Gabbana

A more sophisticated celebration calls for a tweed minidress and refined accessories.

Spelio Espadrille Sandals


Paul Andrew

Tweed Dress



Golden-Glow Boosting Moisturizer



Diamond Cutout Fedora


Lola Hats

Gramercy Mini Messenger


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