Today the United States celebrates one of their most important holidays: the anniversary of their Declaration of Independence from Great Britain. Between the parades, food festivals, concerts and other celebrations, the least of your concerns might be what you’ll be wearing. However, if you’re into spending a great day while remaining comfortable, then make sure you check out these 5 tips on what to wear for the 4th of July!

 

Tip on what to wear for the 4th of July #5: Wear comfy shoes

If you’re hitting a parade with your friends, going to a BBQ, or watching the fireworks with your family, it’s very likely you’ll spend a lot of time walking around or standing. Skip stilettos and heels, and opt for comfortable shoes instead. Sandals and espadrilles in bright and fun colors are perfect options for a chic yet cozy outfit.

Remember to protect your feet from the warmth and the sun by applying sunscreen or wearing socks if necessary.

 

Tip on what to wear for the 4th of July #4: Wear breathable clothes

It’s summer, and the inclement weather will make itself known throughout the 4th of July events. For a fashionable outfit which won’t smother you with warmth, opt for thin and breathable fabrics, such as a cotton and polyester mix, or even sheer materials.

You can also let yourself show some skin: short dresses, t-shirts and denim shorts are usually the favorites for these events, and properly worn you can create an elegant and chic outfit.

   

Tip on what to wear for the 4th of July #3: Protect your skin

Yes, showing some skin and wearing comfy, short clothes is perfect for battling the warmth, but don’t forget about the potentially damaging effects of the sun on your skin. Use the proper summer accessories to protect it as much as you can: a floppy hat, sunglasses, a light jacket or a wrap you can throw on your shoulders, are great items for keeping your skin shielded.  

Don’t forget to apply sunscreen regularly on every bit of exposed skin, drink water frequently, and use a cooling cream when the sun goes down.

 

Tip on what to wear for the 4th of July #2: Use statement accessories

To give your outfit the touch of elegance it needs, opt for accessories that give it some elegance and show your personality. You can opt for patriotic-inspired accessories, or complement a patriotic ensemble with some colorful or subdued jewelry according to your taste.

For an elegant outfit, opt for trendy yet sober metallic jewelry, such as a statement necklace or a cuff bracelet. For a fun ensemble, look for colorful stacked bracelets and leather-with-crystal combinations.

 

Tip on what to wear for the 4th of July #1: Keep it casual

The most important thing about creating a chic outfit to celebrate the 4th of July, is to not go overboard! Avoid looking like a walking American flag and keep it simple by incorporating the colors of this symbol to your outfit with just a few details: a simple white shirt with blue denim shorts and red slippers, are a great way of showing your national pride without looking overdone.  

Also, avoid dressing up too much. The 4th of July celebrations are about comfort and having fun, so skip overly-complicated dresses and outfits, dress down, and just relax!

 

 

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