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Celebrating Independence Day is always loads of fun. Between the endless hot dogs, and an extra day off of work, this day is one of summer’s brightest highlights. Plus, with these summer party and barbecue outfit ideas, you’ll be the best dressed at every celebration. Whether you’re going for Instagram-worthy fashion or have a summer fling to impress, these casual 4th of July outfits are ready to wow. Keep reading for some easy-breezy summer outfit inspiration!

Red, White, and Blue

It wouldn’t be a list of 4th of July outfits if we didn’t touch on the colors of the American flag. While you could go all out and find clothes themed with the stars and stripes, it’s much more casual to pick just one or two of those colors to wear. For example, women’s blue jeans or blue denim designer shorts are part of many great barbecue outfit ideas because they subtly bring blue into your look. Some of our favorite jeans brands are True Religion, Style & Co, and Levi’s. When it comes to laid-back summer party outfits, subtle is usually better. Then, with the jeans, you can wear a red or white women’s shirt to tie the look together. Or, to switch it up, the Gloria Vanderbilt collection features a number of white pants that would look great with a red or blue top.

Clothes folded that make good casual 4th of July outfits

Wearing solid-colored women’s designer dresses in red, white, or blue is also a cute way to nod to the holiday without being over the top. For flowy barbecue outfit ideas ideal for a hot or breezy day, we recommend exploring dresses from Free People and CeCe. Sundresses are easy, casual 4th of July outfits that you can just throw on for a variety of venues. If you want to get a bit more trendy, consider looking into women’s designer jumpsuits and rompers as summer party outfit ideas. 

When styling these outfits, it’s cute to add accessories from the American flag colors you didn’t choose for the dress. In other words, if you chose a white dress, wearing red shoes with a red hair accessory can tie the outfit together for Independence Day. While barbecue outfit ideas involving the stars and stripes are fun, it’s unlikely you’ll have too many other occasions to wear those clothes again. By wearing just a solid red, white, or blue top or dress, you can still dress for the holiday and repurpose the clothing for other summer parties.

Cute Outfits for Every Venue

summer pool party outfits

Not all 4th of July outfits are perfect for every party venue. The best outfit ideas for a beach party won’t be the same as the best barbecue outfit ideas for a backyard get-together. When going to the beach, you’ll want to incorporate swimwear into the look. This can be especially fun with the holiday colors. We recommend a red or blue bathing suit with a white cover-up. Sundresses and rompers make for easy cover-ups that are multipurpose—O’Neill has many cute sundress options. However, even oversized button-downs can be used as beach cover-ups for a 4th of July party.

For other summer party outfit ideas that don’t involve any swimming, there’s a lot more freedom in what to wear. When planning barbecue outfit ideas, it’s helpful to think about how much standing or sitting you’ll be doing. For example, if you’ll be having a picnic-style barbecue to celebrate Independence Day, a white dress, white women’s capri pants, or a designer skirt is not the best choice. You’ll be more likely to get them dirty when you sit down, which defeats the purpose of wearing such a stylish outfit. Instead, casual 4th of July outfits involving darker colors—like darker jeans or a navy blue romper—are a better choice for these occasions. Wear the capri pants, dresses, and skirts to a backyard party instead!

Fashionable Finds, Irresistible Deals

We’re so excited to see the outfits you put together for the 4th of July! Shopping for summer looks is always fun. At our clothing outlet, we pride ourselves on making high-end fashion accessible to everyone with the best deals on the market. Every order ships free after undergoing an in-person quality inspection. Enjoy the fireworks in style with clothes from your favorite luxury brands. Looking for even more savings? Be sure to join our rewards program to earn points and discounts today!