Patriotic Picks: What to Pack for Fourth of July Weekend!

Independence Day is less than a week away, which means it’s about time you figured out what you’re going to be packing with you for the long weekend. While red, white and blue stripped-duds are the obvious go-tos for the Fourth, we’re not too keen on the idea of dressing like an American flag all weekend long.  That being said, we set out to challenge ourselves this holiday season with a style roundup that not only pays tribute to Lady Liberty and all of her star-spangled glory, but also transitions easily into the vacation days that follow!

This season, we’re loving fashion’s bounty of effortless, go-anywhere day dresses, as they not only travel well, but also pair well with say a pair of sky-high raffia wedge heels, or a floppy hat a la Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.  Chances are you’ll be waterfront when you’re Independence Day celebrations kick off, so a chic swimsuit is an obvious must— we’re loving the bright, retro-Americana version by Norma Kamali above.  Add a pair of gold starry sandals like Loeffier Randall’s version above, a classic leather shoulder bag and a pair of bright sunnies and you’re good to go!

Of course, the fun doesn’t stop there.  Below, we’ve included a number of other mix-and-match patriotic pieces to help inspire you’re July 4th plans, whatever they may be.  Rest assured that even after the last of the fireworks set off, you’ll still be shining bright in these all-American style staples.  Shop our editors’ red, white and blue favorites in the slideshow below and show Uncle Sam what you’re made of come next week:


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Don’t stop there!  We’ve also put together a collection of the must-have beach bag essentials you’ll need while you’re away next weekend, as well as a round up of this season’s best swimsuits fit according to your style profile!

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