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An Independent Woman’s Guide to Independence Day Dressing

There was a time when dressing up for the Fourth of July was as easy as red, white, and blue. But that was then, and this is now—overly patriotic getups feel somewhat out of place in 2018. That doesn’t mean you can’t dress for the occasion, though. Consider striped pajamas in lieu of flag-like regalia. Or how about quilt-like patchwork for a folksy take on the festivities? When in doubt, mix in a bit of blue jean—because what could be more American than that?

Whether you’re at a New England beach, a Main Street parade, or happily abroad this year, here’s an independent thinker’s guide to Independence Day dressing in 2018.

Pippa Holt kaftan No. 67, $1,032, pippaholt.com; Gucci tote bag, $675, kennedymewyork.co; Cuyana scarf, $95, cuyana.com; Joie DiGiovanni diamond circle and baroque pearl earrings, $795, joiedigiovanni.com

Pippa Holt kaftan No. 67, $1,032, pippaholt.com; Gucci tote bag, $675, kennedymewyork.co; Cuyana scarf, $95, cuyana.com; Joie DiGiovanni diamond circle and baroque pearl earrings, $795, joiedigiovanni.com

Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of pippaholt.com; Courtesy of joiedigiovanni.com; Courtesy of cuyana.com; Courtesy of kennedymewyork.co

Altuzarra dress, price upon request, for information: altuzarra.com; Elena Ghisellini tote bag, $1,295, for information: elenaghisellini.com; By Far Helen red sandals, $77, byfarshoes.com

Altuzarra dress, price upon request, for information: altuzarra.com; Elena Ghisellini tote bag, $1,295, for information: elenaghisellini.com; By Far Helen red sandals, $77, byfarshoes.com

Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of Altuzarra; Courtesy of elenaghisellini.com; Courtesy of byfarshoes.com

Summersalt High Dive top, $50, summersalt.com; Totême Biarritz beach towel, $145, toteme-studio.com; Michael Kors Collection bag, $990, for information: michaelkors.com; Summersalt Classic Lowrider bottoms, $45, summersalt.com

Summersalt High Dive top, $50, summersalt.com; Totême Biarritz beach towel, $145, toteme-studio.com; Michael Kors Collection bag, $990, for information: michaelkors.com; Summersalt Classic Lowrider bottoms, $45, summersalt.com

Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of summersalt.com; Courtesy of toteme-studio.com; Courtesy of Michael Kors; Courtesy of summersalt.com

La Ligne Marin striped sweater, $295, net-a-porter.com; Happy Plugs earbuds, $25, happyplugs.com; Ganni Bergamot striped silk pants, $350, net-a-porter.com; Fendi bag, $2,790, fendi.com

La Ligne Marin striped sweater, $295, net-a-porter.com; Happy Plugs earbuds, $25, happyplugs.com; Ganni Bergamot striped silk pants, $350, net-a-porter.com; Fendi bag, $2,790, fendi.com

Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of net-a-porter.com; Courtesy of happyplugs.com; Courtesy of net-a-porter.com; Courtesy of Fendi

Marysia Nassau maillot swimsuit, $367, marysia.com; Marc Jacobs watch, $295, for information: marcjacobs.com; Calvin Klein jeans, $148, for information: calvinklein.com; Chloé Roy mini leather bucket bag, $1,490, net-a-porter.com

Marysia Nassau maillot swimsuit, $367, marysia.com; Marc Jacobs watch, $295, for information: marcjacobs.com; Calvin Klein jeans, $148, for information: calvinklein.com; Chloé Roy mini leather bucket bag, $1,490, net-a-porter.com

Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of marysia.com; Courtesy of Marc Jacobs; Courtesy of Calvin Klein; Courtesy of net-a-porter.com

Bode jacket, $1,135, for information: bodenewyork.com; Jaline Jane handwoven and macramé skirt, $375, modaoperandi.com; TL-180 Grand Panier Saigon bag, $827, tl-180.com

Bode jacket, $1,135, for information: bodenewyork.com; Jaline Jane handwoven and macramé skirt, $375, modaoperandi.com; TL-180 Grand Panier Saigon bag, $827, tl-180.com

Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of bodenewyork.com; Courtesy of modaoperandi.com; Courtesy of tl-180.com

Kule scrunchie, $18, kule.com; Tory Sport printed cross-back bra, $78, torysport.com; S’well Traveller bottle, $35, neimanmarcus.com; Tory Sport printed chevron leggings, $138, torysport.com

Kule scrunchie, $18, kule.com; Tory Sport printed cross-back bra, $78, torysport.com; S’well Traveller bottle, $35, neimanmarcus.com; Tory Sport printed chevron leggings, $138, torysport.com

Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of kule.com; Courtesy of torysport.com; Courtesy of Neiman Marcus; Courtesy of torysport.com

Camilla Breakfast With Sylvia tiered skirt, $700, camilla.com; ATP Dalia buckle-strap sandal, $300, theline.com; Rebecca de Ravenel Ophelia Shell earrings, $325, theline.com

Camilla Breakfast With Sylvia tiered skirt, $700, camilla.com; ATP Dalia buckle-strap sandal, $300, theline.com; Rebecca de Ravenel Ophelia Shell earrings, $325, theline.com

Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of camilla.com; Courtesy of theline.com; Courtesy of theline.com

Diane Von Furstenberg Horizon checked top, $598, matchesfashion; Diane Von Furstenberg Horizon checked skirt, $868, matchesfashion.com; The Row leather sandals, $790, net-a-porter.com; Bulgari bracelet, Price upon request, for information: bulgari.com

Diane Von Furstenberg Horizon checked top, $598, matchesfashion; Diane Von Furstenberg Horizon checked skirt, $868, matchesfashion.com; The Row leather sandals, $790, net-a-porter.com; Bulgari bracelet, Price upon request, for information: bulgari.com

Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of Matches Fashion; Courtesy of Matches Fashion; Courtesy of net-a-porter.com; Courtesy of Bvlgari

I.D. Sarrieri bandeau swimsuit in Marine, $486, sarrieri.com; La DoubleJ high-rise printed silk boxer shorts, $265, modaoperandi.com; Roger Vivier loafers, $1,295, rogervivier.com

I.D. Sarrieri bandeau swimsuit in Marine, $486, sarrieri.com; La DoubleJ high-rise printed silk boxer shorts, $265, modaoperandi.com; Roger Vivier loafers, $1,295, rogervivier.com

Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of sarrieri.com; Courtesy of modaoperandi.com; Courtesy of rogervivier.com

HVN short-sleeved Palm button-down, $395, modaoperandi.com; Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Glow Stick, $55, sephora.com; Chloé pleated cotton shorts, $950, matchesfashion.com; K.Jacques suede Zenobie sandals, $310, fwrd.com

HVN short-sleeved Palm button-down, $395, modaoperandi.com; Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Glow Stick, $55, sephora.com; Chloé pleated cotton shorts, $950, matchesfashion.com; K.Jacques suede Zenobie sandals, $310, fwrd.com

Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of modaoperandi.com; Courtesy of Sephora; Courtesy of Matches Fashion; Courtesy of fwrd.com

Polo Ralph Lauren tie-dye silk maxi dress, $398, ralphlauren.com; Everlane Modern Utility jacket, $78, everlane.com; Bally sneakers, $470, [bally.com])(https://www.bally.com/en_us/woman/shoes/sneakers/the-vita-parcours-womens-calf-suede-high-top-sneakers-in-white-6221363.html)

Polo Ralph Lauren tie-dye silk maxi dress, $398, ralphlauren.com; Everlane Modern Utility jacket, $78, everlane.com; Bally sneakers, $470, [bally.com])(https://www.bally.com/en_us/woman/shoes/sneakers/the-vita-parcours-womens-calf-suede-high-top-sneakers-in-white-6221363.html)

Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of ralphlauren.com; Courtesy of everlane.com; Courtesy of bally.com

Balenciaga logo-print wool cardigan, $630, stylebop.com; Gigi Hadid for Vogue sunglasses, $140, vogue-eyewear.com; Side Party gingham pants, $150, bonadrag.com; Mansur Gavriel triangle calf tote bag, $745, mansurgavriel.com

Balenciaga logo-print wool cardigan, $630, stylebop.com; Gigi Hadid for Vogue sunglasses, $140, vogue-eyewear.com; Side Party gingham pants, $150, bonadrag.com; Mansur Gavriel triangle calf tote bag, $745, mansurgavriel.com

Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of stylebop.com; Courtesy of vogue-eyewear.com; Courtesy of bonadrag.com; Courtesy of mansurgavriel.com

Sleepy Jones Marina pajama set, $198, shop.sleepyjones.com; Tkees Gemma leather slide sandals, $50, tkees.com; Stow tech case, $635, stowlondon.co.uk

Sleepy Jones Marina pajama set, $198, shop.sleepyjones.com; Tkees Gemma leather slide sandals, $50, tkees.com; Stow tech case, $635, stowlondon.co.uk

Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of shop.sleepyjones.com; Courtesy of tkees.com; Courtesy of stowlondon.co.uk

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