Ever wonder how to dress for an occasion without looking like you tried too hard? Well, we’re here to help guide you through wearing red, white and blue. Our mission: have you show up to your pool party, BBQ or whatever fiesta you may be attending this 4th of July looking chic in hues that pay homage to the USA. Here we break down some holiday style selects for both the ladies and gents that are both casual and cool.

There is no doubt it will be as hot as the surface of the sun come July 4th, so dress appropriately. For men, keep it crisp and clean with a cotton button down from COS. We love the relaxed fit and folded short sleeves as well as the fact that is available in white and blue. For women, keep it easy breezy in Theory’s Embroidered Linen-Cotton dress. The all-white, lightweight piece features eyelet-detailing, tassels and on-seam pockets — and pockets are always a plus.

Keep your footwear flat to avoid sinking into the sand or slipping by the pool. For men, Fendi’s quilted white leather sandals with a contoured footbed and anti-slip, milk-white rubber sole will provide comfort all day long. Ladies, give the fireworks a run for their money in Fendi’s silver leather sneakers with color-blocked turquoise that sparkle.

Stash your cash, cards, phone and other necessities in bags that keep with the holiday spirit. For him, opt for Saint Laurent’s City Backpack in red and ivory Hawaiian hibiscus print and for her go for the Valentino Garavani Rockstud spike medium chain bag. The detachable top handle and adjustable and detachable chain strap allows for many different styling options such as a hands free clutch, cross body or shoulder bag.

Go ahead and be shady because we found sunglasses that will keep your style game strong and protect your eyes from squinting in the sun. For him, Fendi’s Fantastic rounded aviator frames in blue satin-finish with transparent blue acetate side spoilers are must. For her, Alice & Olivia’s bright blue, rounded Melrose frames will turn heads.


Ladies, to complete the look we suggest adding some accessories, like Daniella Kronfle’s star shaped pieces from the Charmed Collection. Choose from necklaces or earrings in Rhodochrosite, topaz and quartz stones.

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