A Fashion Director’s Take On The Perfect 4th Of July Outfit

Rent the Runway’s Director of Creative Content Alexis Bryan Morgan knows her stuff. Before landing at the thriving startup earlier this year, Morgan held top positions in the fashion departments at Vanity Fair, Elle and Lucky. In other words, she’s living every fashion girl’s dream. As the long weekend approaches, and those outfit decisions become more pressing (cue the imminent “Check In For Your Flight” email), who better to share some last-minute words of wisdom on how to hit the right note with your look.

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If You Want To Look Patriotic

Marissa Webb Maxi Tee Dress, $75 (rental price).

"For the 4th of July, I love a nod to the red, white and blue motif without being too over the top. That means picking just one of the colors for your overall look, like this wonderfully soft, bright red maxi from Marissa Webb ."

If You Want To Look Sexy

Keepsake White Lily Romper, $40 (rental price).

"I would say a romper is the ideal silhouette for the 4th of July. You'll feel fun, festive, and a little seductive in something like this white lace Keepsake number."

If You Want To Look Fashion-Forward

Milly Toile Print Halter Top, $40, Skirt, $70 (rental price).

"Independence Day is your time to experiment with the crop top trend. Especially when paired with a skirt, your look will come across as playful and just casual enough."

If You Want To Look Cool

Rebecca Taylor Tiny Tulip Jumpsuit, $65 (rental price).

"A printed jumpsuit is another casual yet sophisticated option for July 4th, whether you're attending a BBQ or a cocktail party."

If You Want To Look Glamorous

Rachel Zoe Wilmington Dress, $75 (rental price).

"If you're eyeing a particular cocktail or midi-length dress, I recommend dressing it down with sandals for a more laid-back feel."

If You Want To Look Bohemian

Rachel Zoe Mirel Maxi Dress, $90 (rental price).

"The maxi dress is your go-to look for virtually any summer occasion. One step above jeans or shorts and one below a cocktail dress, it was practically made for socializing on the 4th."