The Best 4th of July Outfits for Any Occasion

June 6, 2018 by Dale Chong

Though it may feel like yesterday you were out celebrating Memorial Day, 4th of July will be here before you know it. Whether you already have plans mapped out or are looking to play it by ear with your friends, crafting the perfect 4th of July outfit, one that’s the right amount of patriotic without feeling over the top, is easier said than done.

You know you’ll already be wearing red, white and blue, so let us do the rest for you. No matter the occasion, from enjoying time with your loved ones at a family gathering to a night out followed by fireworks, show as much love as you want for USA with the 4th of July outfits you’re renting.

Brunch with Your Girls

Brunch is the perfect time to embrace the summer holiday—along with those mimosas, of course. Depending on where you and your friends are planning to eat, you can be as dressed up or down as you want.

4th of July Outfit for Brunch:

TOP: ASTR, SKIRT: LOVERS AND FRIENDS, EARRINGS: MARNI

Mix and match your prints with a nautical striped tank paired with a floral skirt for your social meal. Since you’ll be showing a little more shoulder, we love the idea of dangling statement earrings that’ll give your overall look a more playful feel.

Independence Day-Worthy Outfit:

DRESS: MILLY, PURSE: ZAC ZAC POSEN, BRACELET: LULU FROST

If you’re in the mood for an outfit more subdue, a bright white summer dress will do just the trick. Make it more Independence Day-worthy, and add on a pastel blue cross-body purse and a bracelet with red and gold accents to complement your dress.

Quality Time with Family

Whether you’re running around shopping with your parents or are catching up with your cousins and family friends, family reunions can be a roller coaster of events, so you’ll want to be prepared for any activities that wait ahead.

4th of July with the Fam Outfit:

DRESS: BB DAKOTA, JACKET: BCBGMAXAZRIA, HANDBAG: TORY BURCH

Rent a denim dress, which will keep you comfortable as you help with any of the set up or spend time with the little ones. Throw a lightweight cape style jacket to throw on when it gets a breezy. Add on a small purse to hold all your necessities, such as your phone to take photos of every moment. You know your mom will be asking for 4th of July pictures of the entire fam.

American Flag-Inspired Outfit:

DRESS: MILLY, JACKET: SPLENDID, SUNGLASSES: STELLA MCCARTNEY

An appropriately red and white striped mini dress is a simple way to channel the American flag in your 4th of July look as you catch up with your friends and family. Add a denim jacket with a modern twist to give your outfit a fresh take. The sun will be shining, so don’t forget a chic pair of sunglasses, as well.

Fun by the Water

Whether you live near a beach, are headed to a lake house, or are attending a pool party, 4th of July is one of the best reasons to spend some time by the water (as if you needed another one).

All-White 4th of July Outfit:

TOP: RACHEL ZOE, SKIRT: BAILEY 44, HANDBAG: KATE SPADE NEW YORK

An all-white outfit is a no-fail look for those moments on the water. Considering any winds, rent a tank top and a fitted skirt to keep any wardrobe malfunctions at bay. Since your monochromatic ensemble is so minimal, let a patriotic-themed purse take the spotlight.

Breezy 4th of July Outfit:

DRESS: TRINA TURK, VEST: VINCE, EARRINGS: KENNETH JAY LANE

For the beachy occasions that continue into the evening, a breezy A-line dress with festive earrings will look so good as the wind just so slightly picks up. Keep yourself warm when the temperatures begin to drop with a light jacket.

4th of July Picnic at the Park

If you’re celebrating in a more laid-back way with a picnic, you’ll want to be as comfortable as possible. Since, you’ll be getting up and down from the ground, you’ll want to wear pieces that give you peak mobility throughout the day.

Vintage-Inspired 4th of July Outfit:

ROMPER: STYLESTALKER, JACKET: THE CORDS & CO, SUNGLASSES: GUCCI

A romper will give you exactly that. Go a little vintage-inspired with a sleeveless option that has a collared neckline. Throw a corduroy jacket on over your shoulders when you need some extra coverage.

Dressy 4th of July Outfit:

DRESS: A.L.C., JACKET: TIBI, RING: KATE SPADE NEW YORK

Or, if you’re in the mood for something slightly dressier to celebrate the occasion, you can’t go wrong with a striped midi dress and a cool, cropped jacket. Add on a ring to dress it up even more.

Backyard Barbecue (with 4th of July desserts, of course)

Between moving around the grill and socializing with your friends, this ultimate 4th of July event calls for an outfit that’s both casual and chic.

Boho-Inspired 4th of July Outfit:

TOP: FREE PEOPLE, SKIRT: DEREK LAM, HANDBAG: LOEFFLER RANDALL

We love a boho-inspired outfit featuring a lace off-the-shoulder top paired with a flowing skirt for the laidback occasion. Keep the theme going with a basket for your handbag and a pair of flat sandals. Hope you didn’t forget about all the classic 4th of July recipes that you know will be at the BBQ.

Playful 4th of July Outfit:

ROMPER: APRICITY, JACKET: MINKPINK, HAT: ECHO

If you’re looking to rent something on the more playful side, why not opt for a ruffled romper? Play with proportions and style it with an oversized denim jacket and a wide-brim hat.

Evening Outdoor Movie

Whether you’re enjoying a movie on a rooftop or at a park, an outdoor movie in the evening to celebrate the stars and stripes will usually require you to be on a blanket lounging with your friends.

Minimalist 4th of July Outfit:

TOP: SHOW ME YOUR MUMU, SKIRT: FREE PEOPLE, NECKLACE: GORJANA

A long denim skirt paired with a crisp sleeveless shirt will allow you to sit as you need throughout the night. Accessorize with a chic gold choker and swipe on some bright red lipstick to maintain the minimal look.

Comfortable 4th of July Outfit:

DRESS: SAYLOR, TOP: HALSTON HERITAGE, BRACELET: ELIZABETH AND JAMES

Another comfortable option is a white maxi dress with a chambray shirt to layer over if it gets chilly. With your ensemble as the main focus, add on a simple bracelet for extra shimmer.

Chic Rooftop or Garden Party

If you happen to be attending a dressier event, such as a rooftop or garden party, you’ll want to dress accordingly, while also remaining on theme with the big celebration.

Chic 4th of July Outfit:

DRESS: AMUR, JACKET: CUPCAKES AND CASHMERE, CLUTCH: SONDRA ROBERTS

A cocktail dress with a pastel leather jacket will hit the right level of formal and give you an extra edge for the occasion. Style this outfit with a chic pair of high heels and a white clutch to complete the look.

Romantic 4th of July Outfit:

TOP: ALEXIS, PANTS: WAVERLY GREY, EARRINGS: OSCAR DE LA RENTA

If you prefer pants, paper-bag trousers with an off-the-shoulder top and beaded earrings will give your look a romantic and festive approach for the night.

Summertime Music Concert

Summertime concerts, especially around the 4th, are always a great excuse to break out your more statement-worthy outfits. That being said, you’ll want to be comfortable throughout the event, as you’ll be standing (or sitting) for most of it.

4th of July Gingham Outfit:

TOP: PETERSYN, JEANS: CITIZENS OF HUMANITY, PURSE: CLEOBELLA HANDBAGS

A bold gingham top will easily have you feeling the summer vibes. Let your top be the focus of your outfit and wear a simple pair of jeans and a woven bag to keep the picnic theme going.

Bold 4th of July Outfit:

TOP: PARKER, PANTS: DRAPER JAMES, BACKPACK: SEE BY CHLOE

For a bolder look, style a simpler top with wide-leg pants for a fun ensemble to wear for a night of dancing. Rent a backpack as a cool way to keep your things on you all night long.

Night Out on the Town

Edgy 4th of July Outfit:

JUMPSUIT: JAY GODFREY, JACKET: REBECCA MINKOFF, CLUTCH: INGE CHRISTOPHER

In the event that you’re heading out for the night, a vibrant red jumpsuit will definitely be an outfit for the books. Style it with a navy moto jacket and structured clutch for that extra edge.

Stylish 4th of July Outfit:

TOP: PARKER, SKIRT: VEDA, PURSE: BOTKIER

If the night’s looking more casual, a denim mini skirt with a burgundy leather jacket and a stylish crossbody purse will have you ready for any plans on the go.

Celebratory 4th Of July Fireworks

What’s 4th of July without a night of fireworks? Whether you’re planning to watch a professional show, or enjoy the lights at home, you’re going to want an outfit you can get comfortable in.

Casual 4th of July Outfit:

JUMPSUIT: REBECCA TAYLOR, HANDBAG: ANNABEL INGALL, EARRINGS: AV MAX

A comfortable and casual jumpsuit paired with simple earrings will do just the trick for a low-key night. Bring along a cool tote to hold everything from drinks to an extra blanket.

Fun 4th of July Outfit:

TOP: AMANDA UPRICHARD, PANTS: FREE PEOPLE, PURSE: MOSCHINO

Wear a ruffled top styled with white wide-leg pants for that quintessential summer look to enjoy the show. Pair it with a bright red statement purse to give your outfit that extra sense of play.

In these 4th of July outfits, no matter what you’re doing for the day, you’ll be feeling the love for your country. Happy (early) 4th of July!

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