1. The Dad Hat
If you want to stick to a simple accessory that fits the July Fourth theme, a dad hat is your go-to item. Stores such as Brandy Melville and Urban Outfitters have created the trend of the “dad hat” that now marks many famous Instagrammer’s feeds and is a staple item for teenagers across the country. Not only is this the perfect accessory for July 4 outfits, however, a dad hat can also be worn with any everyday outfit as well, meaning that you will find multiple uses from this inexpensive purchase.
2. Goofy Headbands
A silly accessory for those who want to go all out with the Fourth of July celebratory festivities are goofy headbands. These can be found online at websites such as Amazon.
3. Head Scarf
Headscarfs have been growing in the fashion industry as a staple accessory, and iconic addition to nearly any outfit. Try sprucing up your July Fourth outfits with the new trend!
4. Denim on Denim
A recent trend in high fashion has been to incorporate grungy clothing pieces into a more modern-day look. For example, denim on denim has made a significant come back in the fashion industry. Previously only worn to represent a specific decade, denim on denim is now seen as fashionable and unique. This makes it match all July Fourth outfits perfectly.
Another easy to style denim outfit is overalls. These can be either short or pant length, and come in all different fun colors and patterns.
6. Dip Dye Shorts
If you don’t think July Fourth outfits are worth your money, this clothing piece is for you. Grab any old pair of jean shorts, and dip dye them in red, white, or darker blue. This is a fun DIY activity and provides you with a unique outfit for the national holiday.
7. Gingham Pattern
If you are looking for a July Fourth outfit that is more unique than simple stars and stripes, high fashion has named gingham the pattern of the holiday.
8. All Red
This July Fourth outfit idea is ideal to match the current color blocking fashion trend that is viral on Instagram. By pulling different shades of red clothing pieces from your closet, you do not need to purchase any additional accessories and have your July Fourth outfit ready to go.
Wearing a shirt that says “USA” is a simple way to dress up for the grandiose holiday and can be purchased at nearly any major clothing brand.
10. Funny Shirt
Whether you are focusing on popping off for your Instagram followers, or simply going all out for the holiday, a funny t-shirt regarding the Fourth of July can add to the fun.
11. Bathing Suite
Hot hot hot! By sporting a July Fourth bathing suite, you are sure to take a tip from Katy Perry’s California Girls and melt all the popsicles at the party. July is in the summer, and this outfit gives you a chance to show off your beach bod, while still getting in the festive mood.
Not everyone celebrates the Fourth of July with a total rave or big beach bash but instead spends time with family barbecuing or hanging by the pool. If you are looking for something slightly more formal, a jumper or sundress is your go-to for the occasion.
A favorited accessory in the fashion industry is sunglasses. These can add a fun flair to a more simple and uniform July Fourth outfit.
Similar to a headscarf, a bandana is a classic American accessory. However, a bandana can be worn in multiple different ways. For example, you can wear it over your mouth, around your neck, on your head, or tied to your belt loops
15. DIY Pants
An easy way to DIY your July Fourth outfit is to make paint or patchwork pants. This costs little to nothing as all you have to do is use an old pair of denim shorts or jeans and fabric glue different patterns of clothing to them. This creates an interesting patched pattern on the jean and will make your pants stand out to any other basic pant. An easier version of this DIY is to simply use fabric paint and draw whatever you may choose on your pant pockets or legs.
16. Keeping it Simple
Keeping it simple on the Fourth of July is an easy way to celebrate the holiday without breaking your bank account. Ways to keep it simple this upcoming July Fourth is to go back to the basics and pair a singularly colored T-shirt with a pair of dark wash denim jeans.
17. Going All Out
If you are on the opposite end of keeping it simple and are looking forward to going all out with your July Fourth outfit, make sure to accessorize, and stick to a strictly red, white, and blue color palette. Match stars and stripes, and throw a gingham or bandana pattern somewhere in the mix.
While you may not own anything with big, bold printed font that spells out USA across the front, try looking for a shirt that matches the American image. For example, many people where Coca-Cola or Pepsi shirts for their July Fourth outfit.
19. Hair Bows
Companies such as Sassy Bow Co. make the perfect festive hair bows for any occasion, and the Fourth of July is no exception. If you are hoping to add to your look, skip your everyday necklaces and bracelets and instead go for a fancy holiday hair bow. This will add to all July Fourth outfits.
20. Temporary Hair Dye
Another fun way to add to all July Fourth outfits is temporary hair dye. By adding some color to some streaks of your hair, you will tye the whole outfit together and show off the summery vibes the holiday brings.
What are you planning to wear for July Fourth this year? Tell us in the comments below!
My name is Aja Ward. I am from Southern California, but I currently attend college at Hofstra University in New York. I am a freshman journalism major, and currently exploring a minor in design. I am involved in my school’s radio station 88.7 FM WRHU which is the #1 non-commercial radio station in the nation, and one of my biggest passions is fashion.