3 Easy Fourth of July Outfits (That Are Already In Your Closet)

Fourth of July Outfits you already have in your capsule wardrobe

The Fourth of July has always been my favorite holiday. I mean, is there anything better than warm, sunny weather, barbecues and fireworks? Well, maybe to some folks, but not for me. Of course I love Christmas and all that it brings with it, but the Fourth just encompasses more of who I am, and hasn’t been quite as tainted by consumerism. Unless you’ve ever stepped into an Old Navy in June.

As a kid, the thing to do was head to Old Navy for a flag t-shirt. I mean, who doesn’t need a cheesy shirt that will be worn exactly once before finding its way into a donation bag months later? Right. Even beyond flag t-shirts, there’s a whole sector of fashion dedicated to flag apparel, most notably in my age group: flag bikinis. It seems as though in order to celebrate the holiday, our lovely fashion industry has convinced us that we require themed apparel. Friends, don’t buy into this. I think you can look plenty spirited with things that are already in your closet. No need to run out for a red, white and blue string bikini top or star-shaped sunglasses to enjoy your grilled hot dogs. Today I want to share with you three super-easy Fourth of July outfits that are probably already in your closet.

3 Easy Fourth Of July Outfits

Outfit #1: Stripes + Denim

Fourth of July Outfits you already have in your capsule wardrobe

We’ve talked about stripes and denim before. This is my year-round, go-to combo. Fortunately this easy pairing is also perfectly patriotic. Most of you probably already have a navy and white t-shirt hanging in your closet and a pair of denim cutoffs to pair up. In this case, I took a different route and paired a striped t-shirt dress with a denim vest. Toss on some white converse, or some other easy sneaks, and you’ve got a Fourth of July outfit that’s far from cheesy and leaves you with plenty of room for that BBQ baby.

Dress: Old, from Target (similar, ethically made) / Vest: Thrifted, Levi’s (similar) / Shoes: Converse


Outfit #2: A Pop Of Red

Fourth of July Outfits you already have in your capsule wardrobe

If stripes aren’t your thing, stick to solids and throw in a pop of red. I’ve recently been loving tying on this Madewell bandana. It’s super soft and adds a little color to my mostly blue & white wardrobe. Pair a simple white t-shirt with denim or black shorts and some comfy sandals. No red scarf? A bracelet or even red lipstick will do just the trick!

T-shirt: Everlane / Shorts: Madewell (similar, ethically made) / Sandals: Old, from Loft (similar, ethically made) / Bandana: Madewell (another option)


Outfit #3: All Denim Everything

Fourth of July Outfits you already have in your capsule wardrobe

For one day only, let the Canadian Tuxedo, become the American Tuxedo ;) I don’t think there’s anything more American than denim. Holidays are the perfect time to test the waters in fashion, so if you’ve been hesitant to try head-to-toe denim, let the 4th be your day! The easiest way is to pair dark with light.

Shirt: Madewell / Jeans: Citizens of Humanity, thrifted / Shoes: Sam Edelman


What are your Fourth of July plans? And what will you be wearing?