7 Sophisticated and Festive July 4th Outfit Ideas

Slide 1 of 7: Don't own much blue? Don't stress, you can totally keep the color out of your outfit. In fact, any combination from the trio (blue with white, red with blue, etc.) will look just as festive without being quite so on the nose. Shop similar styles: All Saints top ($55; $22); Summersalt pants ($80); Banana Republic clutch ($70; $41)

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1. Pick Two Out of Three

Don’t own much blue? Don’t stress, you can totally keep the color out of your outfit. In fact, any combination from the trio (blue with white, red with blue, etc.) will look just as festive without being quite so on the nose.

Shop similar styles: All Saints top ($55; $22); Summersalt pants ($80); Banana Republic clutch ($70; $41)

Slide 2 of 7: Primary colors can be a bit much. Rather, focus on an understated print (with some addition of red, white or blue) that you can pair with white sneaks. Shop similar styles: Beach Lunch Lounge dress ($78); Keds sneakers ($75); Furla bag ($398)

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2. Go for Muted Tones

Primary colors can be a bit much. Rather, focus on an understated print (with some addition of red, white or blue) that you can pair with white sneaks.

Shop similar styles: Beach Lunch Lounge dress ($78); Keds sneakers ($75); Furla bag ($398)

Slide 3 of 7: Oh, your floral dress already happens to be blue and red? Add a handbag in any of the three patriotic hues and call it a day. Shop similar styles: Yumi Kim dress ($258); Rebecca Taylor dress ($297)

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3. Give Florals a Patriotic Spin

Oh, your floral dress already happens to be blue and red? Add a handbag in any of the three patriotic hues and call it a day.

Shop similar styles: Yumi Kim dress ($258); Rebecca Taylor dress ($297)

Slide 4 of 7: Swap stars for leopard spots and switch stripes for plaid; so long as you stick to the OG color scheme, you'll fit right in with all the flag-adorned folks while watching the fireworks. Shop similar styles: Paige shirt ($159); AG jeans ($188); Reike Nen handbag ($380); Nine West heels ($89; $70)

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4. Try some Unexpected Prints

Swap stars for leopard spots and switch stripes for plaid; so long as you stick to the OG color scheme, you’ll fit right in with all the flag-adorned folks while watching the fireworks.

Shop similar styles: Paige shirt ($159); AG jeans ($188); Reike Nen handbag ($380); Nine West heels ($89; $70)

Slide 5 of 7: An easy denim jacket or classic-cut blazer is always a good idea. You know what else is great? A bright red lip. Shop similar styles: Fenty Beauty by Rihanna ($18; $13); Sephora Collection ($15); Marc Jacobs Beauty ($32; $16)

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5. Use Makeup to Your Advantage

An easy denim jacket or classic-cut blazer is always a good idea. You know what else is great? A bright red lip.

Shop similar styles: Fenty Beauty by Rihanna ($18; $13); Sephora Collection ($15); Marc Jacobs Beauty ($32; $16)

Slide 6 of 7: Bold lipstick not quite your style? Tie a red and blue scarf around your ponytail to transform your favorite LWD from simply cute to really ready to celebrate America's birthday. Shop similar styles: Coach scarf ($95; $48); ASTR the Label dress ($128; $64)

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6. Ditto for accessories

Bold lipstick not quite your style? Tie a red and blue scarf around your ponytail to transform your favorite LWD from simply cute to really ready to celebrate America’s birthday.

Shop similar styles: Coach scarf ($95; $48); ASTR the Label dress ($128; $64)

Slide 7 of 7: So you actually have the perfect shorts for such a specific holiday? Tuck in a structured button-down and take your look from costume-y to classy. Shop similar styles: Gap blouse ($60; $36); Shein shorts ($8); Sole Society bag ($60) RELATED: The Only Basics You Need to Complete Every Simple Summer Outfit

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7. Keep it Streamlined

So you actually have the perfect shorts for such a specific holiday? Tuck in a structured button-down and take your look from costume-y to classy.

Shop similar styles: Gap blouse ($60; $36); Shein shorts ($8); Sole Society bag ($60)

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