Whether you’re going to the beach, a rooftop party, or attending an annual 4th of July cookout, barbecue ribs aren’t the only thing you want to be serving. While the traditional flag-printed anything might be your go-to, we came up with a list of our top outfits from major Insta influencers that will have you effortlessly being the talk of the party.
(Bonus – these looks aren’t only for the 4th but they have major summer versatility)
1. Red Crop Top+Statement Shoes
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#BankHoliday Weekend Behaviour ??(and I might or might not be planning to stay up past 10pm tonight…? ) I wasn't sure about this ombré shade on me first but it's starting to do its trick on me, probs awakening my inner Beyoncé ??! ?? (and yes I know I'm getting obsessed with this bag, and no you can't put much in it as brilliantly observed by @tom_harrel ? – but would you look at it though?!!! ? Tap for outfit details but top and shorts are old xx)
Have fun with your articles of clothing; add some red and dash some blue! Cosmopolitan’s 2018 Influencer of the Year, @FreddieHarrel, paired a coral tie crop top and denim shorts. We found a similar shirt from ASOS and the same high-waisted denim shorts from Urban Outfitters, and because we’re oh-so-awesome, we matched a similar pair of super cute red tassel shoes on Amazon.
2. Stripes+Big Hoops
Someone once said that big hoops equal a big personality–okay, maybe we said that! Emmy Award Winning TV Meteorologist, @SomaraTheodore, reminded us to forget the star-shaped accessories. It’s all about big hoops and stripes this year. Grab a pair of five-inch silver hoops from Amazon, and this exact jumpsuit from popular online store, Fashionnova.
3. More Stripes
No rules, just more stripes…and lots of color! Who says that on the 4th of July you can only wear the traditional colors? New York City’s “Color Queen”, @ColorMeCourtney, is all about “dressing outside the lines,” and embracing curves, curls, and confidence. Channel your inner unicorn and break tradition by wearing the same rainbow striped jumpsuit from ASOS.
4. Make a Statement
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There’s something to be said of an individual who uses her own pain as motivation to create a safe space for others. I am so proud of @lucyspearls for launching @morethanmyuterus, a health resource and platform where women can share stories, both trials and triumphs, from their experiences with uterine issues. Follow along and share with someone who needs it!
Let freedom ring! 4th of July is all about celebrating our freedom, as Americans! Since everyday citizens are exercising their First Amendment rights, so should fashionistas! Co-founder of The Well–a global community empowering women of color to ‘create, connect, and collaborate’–and founder of Project Entrepreneur, @ByKrystalElaine, is all about empowering women of color across the globe. Here she is wearing a graphic t-shirt that says “more than my uterus” and you can totes rock this statement tee. Shirts are not yet available, however we matched a similar-ish one that you can find on Amazon!
5. Blue Jumper+Red Sneakers
Guess what? The stripes aren’t over, yet! Travel blogger, feminist, @DaraTheExplorah, is on a mission to see everything the world has to offer, and give back as much as she can! Here, she reminds us to combine all our reds, whites, and blues with a similar jumpsuit from Forever21, and red sneakers that you can grab off Amazon!
You may be fashionably late, but you’ll be the spotlight under the fireworks! So, hurry to your nearest stores and grab everything you need while you still have time! As usual, don’t forget to follow these amazing influencers on their Instas, and keep up with how they’re making the world better one flick at a time!
Zoë Green is a Fashion Editor of Feeling the Vibe Magazine based in Philadelphia, PA. She is currently studying Broadcast Journalism and Criminology at The Pennsylvania State University. She loves wine tasting, hiking, and reading fashion magazines. For tips or comments, email Zoë at [email protected]