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 or Keith Stockwell (310) 261-8649 (323) 325-8055

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,

Bottom: Rebecca Minkoff Rufus Embroidered Denim Miniskirt, $148,

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

Earrings: Baublebar Gabriela Fringe Earrings, $38,

Shoes: Tod’s Gommini’ Driving Moccasin, $425,


Your Fourth of July plan: A backyard barbecue

Top: Tory Burch Embellished Tunic, $298,

Bottom: Vigoss Jagger Skinny Jeans, $68,

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

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

Makeup: Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base, $50,


Your Fourth of July plan: a Rooftop bar

Top: BP. Tiered Cotton Tank, $45,

Bottom: Topshop Stripe Paperbag Skirt, $65,

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

Bag: Gucci Soho Disco Leather Bag, $980,

Lipstick: MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick, $17,


Your Fourth of July plan: a Boat Trip

Top: Sundry Stars Stripes Stilettos Tee, $68,

Bottom: Moon RiverLinen & Cotton Shorts, $65,

Bag: Mansur Gavriel Large Tote, $435,

Shoes: Soludos Mimosa Embroidered Platform Espadrille, $74.95, 

Nail Polish: Essie Cream Nail Polish ‘Binge,’ $9,


Your Fourth of July plan: Clambake on the Beach

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

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

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

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

Bag: Shiraleah Santana Pompom Straw Tote, $46,


Your Fourth of July plan: A Picnic

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

Bottom: Articles of Society Sarah Skinny Jeans, $59,

Necklace: Gorjana Taner Small Bar Pendant Necklace, $60,

Bag: Chloe Faye Suede & Leather Shoulder Bag, $1950,

Shoes: Gucci “Pilar” Espadrille Flat, $395,