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How to Look Chic in Stars and Stripes for Summer Holiday Weekends

how to look chic in stars and stripes for summer holiday parties like July 4th this year in new designer fashion including dresses, skirts, shoes and bags.

Is it actually possible to rock red, white and blue – or stars and stripes – at a summer holiday weekend party without looking ridiculous? If you’ve asked yourself this urgent question, fear not. Our intrepid team has investigated, and the answer is a qualified yes. Our ace correspondent Jillian Tangen has tips on how to look chic in stars and stripes for summer holiday parties like July 4th this year in new designer fashion including dresses, skirts, shoes and bags.

dressing in stars and stripes for summer holiday weekends is not impossible – it’s just not easy

We’ve always been highly skeptical of the idea that wearing red, white and blue – or stars and stripes – on Memorial Day, July 4th, or Labor Day can be carried off with style.

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Is there a sophisticated way to dress patriotically without wrapping yourself in a giant American flag? Or are we doomed to costume flag cut-offs and t-shirts to get into the spirit of the holiday?

how to look chic in stars and stripes for summer holiday parties like July 4th this year in new designer fashion including dresses, skirts, shoes and bags.

How to look chic in stars and stripes for summer holiday parties like July 4th this year in new designer fashion including dresses, skirts, shoes and bags.

But fear not, fashionista patriots! We’ve gone exploring, and found 14 exquisite items to add a pop of stars or stripes – and even some red, white or blue – to your holiday weekend ensembles.

Best of all? They’re perfect for off-duty outings any day of the week.

Get ready to see stars (and stripes) with chic designer apparel and accessories perfect for Independence Day – or any day in the sun.

how to look chic in stars and stripes for summer holiday parties like July 4th this year in new designer fashion including dresses, skirts, shoes and bags.

How to look chic in stars and stripes for summer holiday parties like July 4th this year in new designer fashion including dresses, skirts, shoes and bags.

14 designer fashion outfits in stars and stripes perfect for summer holiday weekends

1. apiece apart elodie tank dress

Go nautical with Apiece Apart’s coastal style striped Elodie Tank Dress ($265).

how to look chic in stars and stripes for summer holiday parties like July 4th this year in new designer fashion including dresses, skirts, shoes and bags.

how to look chic in stars and stripes for summer holiday parties like July 4th this year in new designer fashion including dresses, skirts, shoes and bags.

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2. golden goose star patch cross body bag

This white camera style Golden Goose Star-Patch Crossbody Bag ($590) will add just a dash of star power to your look.

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3. kule modern striped t-shirt

What’s red, white and blue and striped all over? You in this comfortable Kule Modern Striped T-Shirt ($68).

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4. erl star patchwork jeans

Pair these whimsical ERL Star-cutout Patchwork Denim Jeans ($240) with your favorite white t-shirt for a dressed down look.

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5. summersalt x the home edit ruched sidestroke

Celebrating somewhere with a pool? The Summersalt x The Home Edit Ruched Sidestroke ($95) with scattered stars in red, white and blue is the festive choice.

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6. house of aama azaka midi skirt

Say goodbye to pants and hello to cool, floaty fabrics with this dreamy House of Aama Azaka Cotton Midi Skirt ($550).

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7. isabel marant star hoop earrings

Replace your hoops with these playful Star Hoop Earrings ($280) from Isabel Marant.

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8. rue de verneuil tote xs tote bag

Rue de Verneuil’s Tote XS Tote Bag ($161) may be inspired by French Riviera style but on July 4th it’s 100% American.

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9. loeffler randall starla ankle wrap sandals

With small golden stars, Loeffler Randall’s Starla Ankle-Wrap Leather Sandals ($195) will add the midas touch to your ensemble.

how to look chic in stars and stripes for summer holiday parties like July 4th this year in new designer fashion including dresses, skirts, shoes and bags.

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10. loretta caponi silvia shorts

Loretta Caponi’s blue striped Silvia Shorts ($327) are constructed from airy cotton-poplin adorned with a scalloped broderie anglaise trim for a romantic finish.

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11. quaker marine supply martinique straw hat

Quaker Marine Supply’s carefree Martinique Straw Hat ($98) will keep you shaded whether you’re at the beach or around town.

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12. roxanne assoulin nikki bracelet

Add a little arm candy with Roxanne Assoulin’s red, white and blue Nikki Bracelet ($56).

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13. marrakshi life camp shirt

Layer this utilitarian Marrakshi Life Oversized Striped Cotton Camp-Collar Shirt ($305) over your favorite new blue swimsuit.

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14. matteau maxi dress

When in doubt you can’t go wrong with a white dress and some fun red and blue accessories. Our pick is this exquisite Matteau Ribbed-Knit and Cotton Maxi Dress ($620).

how to look chic in stars and stripes for summer holiday parties like July 4th this year in new designer fashion including dresses, skirts, shoes and bags.

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14 chic and stylish ensembles of stars/stripes for holiday weekends

tips on how to look chic in stars and stripes for summer holiday parties like July 4th, with a list of 14 cute looks, including dresses, skirts, shoes, bags, and more.

That’s our edit of the 14 best chic designer fashion apparel and accessories perfect for July 4th in stars, stripes, red, white and blue right now.

Stars and stripes forever . . . What’s your top pick for this year’s July 4th fireworks? Have a safe and healthy holiday, dear reader.

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Jillian Tangen is the Head of Research at Dandelion Chandelier and a former Senior Research Analyst at McKinsey & Co and Analyst at Shearman & Sterling. She is an avid fan of Nordic design, having owned an independent lifestyle store and sales agency focused on emerging Scandinavian design. Jillian lives in New York and is married with three young children. She loves cross-country skiing, the New York Rangers, reading, travel and discovering new brands.

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