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Cute Outfits for July 4th–and all Summer Long

Outfits ideas for every type of July 4th celebration

Malibu, CA - Alessandra Ambrosio spends a day out with her beau, Jamie Mazur, and their daughter Anja and their newborn baby boy, Noah in Malibu. Alessandra showed some patriotism wearing an orange sweater with white stars printed all over as she pushed the baby stroller. AKM-GSI July 4, 2012 To License These Photos, Please Contact : Steve Ginsburg (310) 505-8447 (323) 4239397 steve@ginsburgspalyinc.com sales@ginsburgspalyinc.com or Keith Stockwell (310) 261-8649 (323) 325-8055 keith@ginsburgspalyinc.com ginsburgspalyinc@gmail.com

You don’t need to look like you just wrestled with an American flag to turn heads on the Fourth of July. In fact, the best outfits give just a nod to patriotism while really being about what works for you: your figure, your party, your comfort. So skip the star spangled bikini in favor of something slightly more subtle: a curve-skimming navy and white tunic, perhaps, or a pair of roomy white shorts paired with a statement T and some cute espadrilles. And don’t forget: when it comes to navigating grassy backyards after two glasses of rosé, flats (and sturdy wedges) are your friend. There is nothing more humiliating than trying to extract a pointy stiletto heel from a freshly mowed lawn. The same principle applies to boats and beaches: wear comfortable shoes or prepare to be miserable all night.

Your Fourth of July plan: Fireworks in the city

Top:  La Ligne Le Garçon Tee, $95, nordstrom.com

Bottom: Rebecca Minkoff Rufus Embroidered Denim Miniskirt, $148, nordstrom.com

Bag: Saint Laurent Medium Kate Calfskin Leather Wallet on a Chain, $1990, nordstrom.com

Earrings: Baublebar Gabriela Fringe Earrings, $38, nordstrom.com

Shoes: Tod’s Gommini’ Driving Moccasin, $425, nordstrom.com

 

Your Fourth of July plan: A backyard barbecue

Top: Tory Burch Embellished Tunic, $298, nordstrom.com

Bottom: Vigoss Jagger Skinny Jeans, $68, nordstrom.com

Shoes: Marc Fisher ‘Adalyn’ Espadrille Wedge Sandal, $159.95, nordstrom.com

Bag: Salvatore Ferragamo ‘Miss Vara Clutch,’ $760, nordstrom.com

Makeup: Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base, $50, chanel.com

 

Your Fourth of July plan: a Rooftop bar

Top: BP. Tiered Cotton Tank, $45, nordstrom.com

Bottom: Topshop Stripe Paperbag Skirt, $65, nordstrom.com

Shoes: Stuart Weitzman Nearly Nude Ankle Strap Sandal, $398, nordstrom.com

Bag: Gucci Soho Disco Leather Bag, $980, nordstrom.com

Lipstick: MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick, $17, nordstrom.com

 

Your Fourth of July plan: a Boat Trip

Top: Sundry Stars Stripes Stilettos Tee, $68, nordstrom.com

Bottom: Moon RiverLinen & Cotton Shorts, $65, nordstrom.com

Bag: Mansur Gavriel Large Tote, $435, nordstrom.com

Shoes: Soludos Mimosa Embroidered Platform Espadrille, $74.95, nordstrom.com 

Nail Polish: Essie Cream Nail Polish ‘Binge,’ $9, nordstrom.com

 

Your Fourth of July plan: Clambake on the Beach

Hat: BP. C’est La Vie Floppy Straw Hat, $28, nordstrom.com

Tunic:  La Blanca ‘Island Fare’ V-Neck Cover-Up Tunic, $99, nordstrom.com

Bathing Suit: Solid & Striped Anne Marie One-Piece Swimsuit, $168, nordstrom.com

Shoes: Kate Spade ‘Happily’ Flip Flop, $68, nordstrom.com

Bag: Shiraleah Santana Pompom Straw Tote, $46, nordstrom.com

 

Your Fourth of July plan: A Picnic

Top: J. Crew Gingham Off the Shoulder Top, $59.50, nordstrom.com

Bottom: Articles of Society Sarah Skinny Jeans, $59, nordstrom.com

Necklace: Gorjana Taner Small Bar Pendant Necklace, $60, nordstrom.com

Bag: Chloe Faye Suede & Leather Shoulder Bag, $1950, nordstrom.com

Shoes: Gucci “Pilar” Espadrille Flat, $395, nordstrom.com