Fireworks, barbecues, and...difficulty coordinating patriotic outfits without cringing? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. You don’t have to wear a spangled party hat to show off your pride for the land of the free. Here are some pieces that take the retro whimsy of the Fourth of July and turn it into tasteful fun.
This prim and pretty fit-and-flare dress will be gallantly streaming, whether you wear it to a morning parade or an evening soiree. Plus, it’s fitting for the holiday, but not overwhelmingly patriotic – you can rock the primary colors all year round.
Bonobos American Flag Pants for Men Men of America, there’s no need to wear your heart on your sleeve. Wear your patriotism on your pants. Simply dress down these relaxed, straight-cut chinos with some navy blue pieces. You’ll be sparking conversation like fireworks.
Lucky Brand Riley Americana Denim Shorts Three cheers for these denim shorts, even though they aren’t red, white, and blue, per se. One – they’re just denim-colored, so you can easily pair them with a brighter top and be patriotic from head to toe without blinding anyone. Two – the faded stars and stripes are adorably remixed to accent the pockets. Three – They’re the perfect casual cutoff length, and because they’re not too obvious, you can probably get some more use out of them all summer.
Laundry Room Proud to Be Free Tank Top Here at Sociology of Style, we’re okay with our holiday wear being a little ironic. The brash and faded bald eagle perfectly toes the line between parody and pride. Be proud that we live in a country where you’re free to look cute as you kick back at a barbecue unironically enjoying Bruce Springsteen.
Even if you’re sticking to a simple white shirt and some well-loved denim this Fourth of July, add a patriotic kick to your look with this pair of Converse. The canvas is simply striped with a starry tongue, so they’re actually subtle enough to use as a casual sneaker all year. Plus, they’re unisex, so you can rock them whether you’re an American Girl or an American Boy.