Gone are the days when we could throw on an Old Navy T-shirt with a flag emblem and call it 4th of July fashion. As an adult, walking the line between garishly and subtly patriotic can feel like an impossible task on this national holiday. Finding a white item of clothing that won’t show sweat stains is hard enough on any regular summer day—now it has to be paired with red AND blue, too?!
Rather than digging through our closets for our pre-pandemic 4th of July staples, we’ve decided it’s time to revamp our stars and stripes, with everything from stellar accessories to airy blouses. Celebrating this holiday means something different every year, so why not keep up with the times? Whether you’re attending a classic barbecue, planning a trip to the beach, or simply staying in and out of the heat, here are 25 items we love for any July 4th outfit.