I think something that most people struggle with is dressing for the holidays. Of course it’s fun to look festive, but no one wants to look like Uncle Sam or a Christmas Tree at the holiday party or BBQ. So today we’re each sharing two Fourth of July friendly outfits that won’t leave you looking like an American flag, but will still show your holiday spirit.

Here are two easy tips to help you put together an appropriately festive outfit: 
1. Choose slightly different versions of the standard holiday colors. Instead of Red, White, and Blue, I chose Peach, Cream, and Blue (the necklace is photographing quite a bit darker than it really is). It looks festive without screaming “Happy Fourth of July!”
dress: made by me (tutorial here) // wedges: old navy (in stores only) // necklace: c/o that’s mine

2. If there are three holiday colors (like red, white, and blue) go for only two of them. Here I went for just red and white. It keeps your outfit simple and pretty, and not overly patriotic.

top: c/o wallis // jeans: h&m  (similar) // sandals: target (similar) // watch: michael kors // bracelet: target (similar)

What are you wearing for the fourth this year??

Also, go check out Janssen and Landen’s two Fourth of July outfits!



  1. I love that maxi skirt look! I might just have to copy it! 🙂

  2. i love both outfits!
    xx Stephanie (

  3. Ashley says:

    Super cute outfits…both of them! Totally agree that it's hard to not look too much like the holiday, but you did it just right!

  4. Kimberly says:

    I love both these looks – they are festive without being too literal…I'm wearing red, white & blue in my post today too! 🙂

  5. Melanie says:

    I love that red shirt!

  6. Kristina says:

    Great looks!! I'm definitely going for white jeans for the fourth, but I love your blue maxi!!

    Kristina does the Internets

  7. Monica says:

    Red, white and blue is actually one of my favorite color combinations. I love the blue skirt and stripped top look. The necklace is a great splash of red!

  8. Beautiful 4th of July outfit! LOVE how you styled the peach statement necklace with the blue skirt!

  9. katd says:

    The dress is gorgeous! Need to check out your tutorial!

  10. Haylee says:

    I love the slightly different versions of colors idea. I've done that before but never on purpose- ha it's always been from a lack of having the right color but now that I think about it more it really is a perfect way to be festive without being too frilly about it. So great tips, thanks! 🙂

  11. Once again! I'm excited to see I'm not alone in dressing for the 4th this week!

    Patterned Love

  12. Love both of the outfits. Gorgeous!!!


  13. Madeline says:

    Gorgeous outfits, so festive !!

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

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