What to Wear on 4th of July

The summer sun set ablaze, the smell of food sizzling on the barbecue and anticipation of fireworks booming in the sky. Get excited—it’s the 4th of July. Celebrating “the land of the free and the home of the brave” feels a bit different for everyone. No matter where you are on your path to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, you deserve to celebrate in style. Here’s what to wear on 4th of July to honor your journey to freedom and future goals we know you’ll crush. 

Stitch Fix women's 4th of July outfit laydown featuring red, white and blue printed tank, blue denim shorts, coral sweater, red pants and sandals.

What to Wear to a 4th of July Barbecue

There’s nothing quite like enjoying a hot dog or veggie burger and ice-cold lemonade when temperatures hit summertime highs. Wondering what to wear on the 4th of July when you are headed to a backyard BBQ? No need to think outside the box—wear what you’d normally wear on the weekend. Add a dash of Americana by reaching for pieces featuring a modern take on red, white and blue hues. Need a little more festive inspiration? Here are a few style suggestions that will have you seeing stars (and stripes).  

Stitch Fix women's 4th of July outfit laydown featuring blue denim shorts, white sandals, and red and white floral print blouse.

Positively Patriotic in Red, White and Blue Denim

Curious if you can wear denim when the weather warms up? Absolutely. A pair of cut-off blue denim shorts offer a relaxed and carefree vibe to your 4th of July outfits. Add a patriotic flair by opting for a tee in white or red or a printed, shoulder-baring blouse. Cropped tops are trending for the season, so dare to bare your midriff this summer. Wondering what to wear to a 4th of July barbeque if red, white and blue don’t suit your skin tone? Try a similar color. You’ll look equally spirited in an orange and navy or pink and white combo. 

Stylist Tip: Notice a barbecue stain on your white T-shirt? Combat outdoor stains by tucking a stain dissolving laundry pen into your straw tote. Dab your tee (or other article of clothing) as soon as you spot a blemish to make sure it will come clean in the wash. Now, you are ready to dive into a bowl of watermelon without a worry. Got a pesky grass stain instead? Here’s how to get grass stains out of jeans with ease. 

What to Wear on 4th of July? Wide-Leg Pants for the Win

Keep breezy wide-leg pants in mind when deciding what to wear on 4th of July. The flowy silhouette is picnic-worthy and will keep you cool all day long. Roll out an outdoor blanket to spend the day in the grass before catching the fireworks show. Looking for how to wear wide-leg pants for a celebratory affair? Pair them with an airy blouse and strappy espadrille sandals. Leave the bold star and stripe print combo to the American flag. Opt for a subtle striped top paired back to bold red kicks. Don’t forget a lightweight layer for the evening as you watch the fireworks take flight. 

Soak up the Sunshine in a Summer Sundress

Going to a 4th of July beach bonfire? Make a splash in a sundress. Play up your 4th of July outfit by mixing prints. Slip a ruffled midi dress over your swimsuit and add block-heel sandals. Stay warm when the ocean breeze rolls in by layering with a striped sweater. A cozy cardigan will keep you covered when the sun sets. The key to mixing patterns like a pro? Keep your eye on the size. Mix micro prints with bigger patterns for an ensemble that pops like a firecracker. 

4th of July Outfits for a Poolside BBQ

Headed to an independence day celebration that requires swimwear and towels? Here’s what to wear to a 4th of July barbeque pool party. Go with the flow in an airy cover-up and easy-to-wear shoes. Shimmy a pair of denim shorts over your swimsuit and layer with an open-front woven. Summer slide sandals are easy to kick off to dip your toes in the water. Toss sunglasses and SPF into an oversized tote and a portable speaker to blast music while you party in the USA. 

Have you been itching to dress up for your next poolside party? Go glam in a stunning wrap dress that’s easy to slip on and off while wearing your bikini. A red leather jacket and metallic heels will add the pizzazz you’re looking for. Ready to make a splash? Choose tarnish-free jewelry to add shine to your neckline as you dive into the deep end. 

What to Wear to a 4th of July Fireworks Show

Before choosing what to wear on 4th of July, let’s delve into a bit of knowledge about our nation. Did you know that we celebrate the 4th of July with fireworks thanks to poetry? It’s true. On September 14, 1812, Francis Scott Key wrote a poem titled “The Defence of Fort M’Henry.” Inspired by a lone United States flag that survived a British bombardment of the fort. He wrote, “and the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air, gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.” In 1931 his poem was set to music, titled The Star Spangled Banner and the rest is history. Wondering what to wear on 4th of July while you watch fireworks rocket into the air? These stellar style suggestions are out of this world.

Family Fireworks Call for Casual Clothes

Maya Angelou declared, “How important is it for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” There’s no better time to celebrate than on independence day with your family and friends. Casual 4th of July outfits are must-haves if you are safely setting off fireworks in the street. If the heat of the day lingers into night, keep cool in a denim skirt or a pair of colored shorts. Add women’s summer 2021 fashion trend items like tops with puff sleeves or classic court sneakers. Hiss, crackle, pop—sneakers keep you quick on your toes as you ignite fireworks.  

What to wear on a 4th of July Date Night

What’s more romantic than cozy blankets, twinkling stars and fireworks lighting up the evening sky? Take advantage of this stunning setting and plan an independence day date night. Seek out a 4th of July outfit starring a pretty printed dress. Knit fabrics are oh, so comfy and versatile enough to make sure you are covered regardless of your date night activities. Toss on a crisp, white linen blazer and sling-back flats and enjoy the night as sparks fly—literally.

Stylist Tip: Have dinner reservations before the pyrotechnic show? Don’t forget to make a fashion statement in a women’s mask. Pick a 4th of July print like stars or stripes to add a cool holiday vibe to your look. Bonus points if you’re rocking a breathable mask to keep the air flowing in the summer months. Feel good knowing you are staying safe and looking stylish. 

4th of July Fireworks at Home: Relax in Loungewear

Planning on staying indoors on independence day? No sweat. Here’s what to wear on 4th of July from the comfort of your home. Trendy women’s loungewear and athleisure wear is the name of the game this season. Snuggle up on the couch in a matching jogger and pullover set adorned with a patriotic star print. Take your 4th of July loungewear to new heights by adding a pop of color with red, white or blue socks. Grab the remote and tasty snacks to watch the lights and colors illuminate your TV screen. 

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