Our 5 Best July 4th Outfits

Are your July 4th plans feeling cliché? Every June, we find ourselves making a big statement, something like: “We’re going to be doing something different this July 4th, it’s going to be – like – a crazy July 4th.”

Do we have any specific ideas in mind when making this statement? Maybe at first, some sort of crazy international adventure – a thought that then gets cut short when we realize oh wait it’s only July 4th here, in America, not anywhere else. So then we’re back to square one. Fast forward a month, and we’ve found ourselves at the same backyard barbecue from a year before; cue the Van Morrison, heirloom tomato salad and DIY fireworks. There’s nothing wrong with a cliché 7/4; in fact they’re often the best ones. That’s why we picked five July 4th outfits for five cliche July 4th situations…

A day at the beach. You’d talked to friends about some sort of world-altering holiday plan, but then suddenly you turned to one another and said; “Eh, let’s just go to the beach.” You, my friend, are a July 4th cliché, and here’s what to wear when you’re being one…

The rooftop BBQ. Screw the July 4th BBQ cliché, you’re BBQing on a rooftop, which just changes the game completely. Here’s what to wear while flipping burgers sky high…

A day in the city. The city is empty. All those suckers left Manhattan to go out of town for the holiday, but not you…no, no not you. You’re going to take a staycation and enjoy all the perks of NYC without the crowds. This is what winners wear.

The cocktail party. You’ve swapped beer for bourbon, and charcoal for canapés. You’ve created the high-end version of July 4th…the July 4th cocktail party. Don’t forget to dress the part…

The poolside BBQ. Who needs a rooftop when you have a pool? You’re not making any airs about it, you’re being a good American and having an old-fashioned poolside BBQ for the fourth because it’s always a timeless choice.