The 4th of July is a simple holiday. Everything is doused with red, white and blue or stars and stripes galore and fireworks light up the sky at night! This holiday is the chance to show off our finest reds, whites and blues while celebrating good ‘ole America.

Here are some suggestions for styling the perfect Independence Day look along with some outfits you might want to steal!

1. Use Accessories!

Rather than wearing a red shirt, blue pants and white shoes (or some kind of tri-color combo), try subtly adding pops of patriotic color using your accessories. Maybe your white shorts and blouse can pop with a red and navy clutch. Perhaps you want to just throw on an American Flag headband! This ideas is are some of the easiest ways to show some subtle pops of patriotism.

Here are some of our fave 4th of July accessories!

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Forever 21 /  Charming Charlie / Charming Charlie 

2. Use Make-Up!

I’m not suggesting you do a blue smokey eye with red lips and stars on your cheeks. That’s a little overboard unless you’re totally going for an Avant Garde look. I’m suggesting maybe adding a little bit of blue liner or maybe some bold red lips.

We LOVE this super wearable 4th of July beauty look from KathleenLights. She uses red, white and blue colors in subtle ways to make a look that could easily be worn any day of the year.

3. Wear A Patriotic Tee!

The key to wearing an American Flag or patriotic shirt is how you style it. If you’re wearing a super patriotic shirt, you might want to keep your accessories minimal or avoid accessorizing with too much red, white and blue. There are also a lot of unconventional Americana shirts that can top off the perfect 4th of July look!

Here are some American flag shirts that we love!

 Urban Outfitters Truly Madly Deeply American Flag Baby Tee $29

american flag top urban outfittersThis top would look cute with some white overalls or high-waisted shorts!

Forever 21 American Flag Sweater $22.90

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This is perfect for a bonfire or any celebration that’s in the evening or in a chillier place.

Hurley ‘Patriotic Paradise’ Graphic Print Racerback Tank $25

4th of july nordstrom

This top is super wearable for the other 364 days of the year when it’s not 4th of July. We also love the beachy theme!

4. Try a solid dress!

Okay, so maybe you’re not looking to purchase some patriotic or outwardly 4th of July pieces that you’ll probably only wear once a year. These looks incorporate pieces you already have in your closet!

Any solid blue, navy, red or white summery dress is perfect for a simple 4th of July outfit. These are staples for year-round and you’ll definitely get a lot of wear out of them!

   LULU*S Flirting with Danger Cutout Ivory Dress $55

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This white dress is very versatile and the perfect way to keep it simple for the 4th!

Nasty Gal Nothin’ But A Good Time Fit & Flare Dress – Red $47.60

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This red dress can be made more casual with cute wedges or a simple cardigan!

Urban Outfitters Kimchi Blue High/Low Drapey Maxi Dress $69

4th of july navy maxi

Maxi dresses are the perfect way to stay cool and classy in the summer heat!

Independence Day is the perfect time to experiment with new beauty looks and show off your love for your country! No matter what you wear as long as you’ve got spirit and some good old fashioned BBQ, you’re set!

What will you be rocking this 4th of July?

Paige DiFiore is a Journalism and Graphic Design student at Marist College. She owns enough makeup products to feed a small country (well, if they ate makeup) and she will literally drop everything just to pet a dog. When she isn't daydreaming about owning a pug and making it Instagram famous, she is ruthlessly playing board games and aspiring to someday be the goddess of a religion that's yet to be discovered.