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What to Wear on the 4th of July


Is your girl wondering what to wear on the 4th of July? Whether she likes to paint on the red, white and blue or keep it subtle, it’s fun to show a little patriotic spirit on Independence Day.

Stars and stripes can be worn all year, so look for well-made staples to add to your daughter’s mix-and-match wardrobe. When shopping the closet, use this list for inspiration. You may even want to pull out a patriotic capsule if your social calendar is full with pool parties, picnics and parades.

We’re seeing stars everywhere these days! If your girl likes to dress with the theme of the big day, you may want to stock up while the selection is so great. Stylish takes on patriotic gear aren’t as easy to come by most years.

1. Osh Kosh B'gosh Star Canvas Shorts

These Osh Kosh B'gosh star canvas shorts are graphic, bold and on-trend. After the fireworks, try pairing them with a neutral distressed tee or a bright orange top.

2. Crewcuts Girls' Straw Hat in Star Print

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Although the star print is on-trend right now, it’s not a fad that will look dated in a year’s time. Buy clothing a few sizes ahead for coming years, or look to accessories that stand to fit a while longer. This stylish straw hat is a timeless summer topper.

3. Mini Boden Jersey Pedal Pushers

Mini Boden is always good for some stripes, and these red and white pedal pushers are classic. They're lightweight, built for comfort, and have a modest length that will allow her to climb trees and do cartwheels with abandon. The elasticized waist makes for easy pull-on, and the drawstring waist makes the fit even more flexible.

4. Gap Kids Sequin-Embellished Tank

The sparkly sequins on this ink blue tank are reminiscent of fireworks in the night sky, but the effect is subtle enough that it may even appeal to the minimalist girls.

5. Crewcuts Girls' Sailboat Dress

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Crewcuts' timeless navy and white nautical motif in silky, fine cotton is perfectly suited for watching fireworks from the pier. Wear buttoned up to keep the classic shift line, or mix up the look by layering over a tank and leaving the four button placket open. On seam pockets are ready to be filled with treasures.

6. 77 Kids Cutoff Denim Short

77 Kids
Every denim lover needs a pair of weathered cutoffs in her summer wardrobe. This frayed, abraded and whiskered pair from 77 Kids is just right. The shorts look like they’ve been well-loved and handed down a few times, which is a good thing. The hidden adjustable waistband will keep her wearing them until they really are well-loved.

7. Nico Nico Striped Apron Dress

Sweet William
This airy apron dress from Nico Nico is just begging for a dance in the park or a stroll on the beach. The open back will keep her cool, and the subtle high-low hemline adds to the style appeal. Prepare her for the festivities by stashing a streamer or noisemaker in the patch pocket.

8. Crewcuts Girls' Stripe Espadrille Ballet Flats

J. Crew
Crewcuts' espadrille ballet flats are made of comfortable and breathable canvas. Easy to slip on and off when she wants to feel the cool grass on her feet, the look is casually chic and the red and ivory colorway really pops.

9. Girls' Cap-Sleeve Dress by Eliane et Lena

Garnet Hill
This airy white dress from Garnet Hill is clean and quiet, but in a sea of Americana it will read just as spirited as the stripes and madras. She'll be comfortable in the airy knit bodice and voile skirt, and the feminine details will appeal to her inner princess.

10. Old Navy Girls' Striped Crew-Neck Tees

Old Navy
Cinched capped sleeves, a deep crew neck and flattering cut elevate this basic Old Navy tee. Medium-weight cotton holds its shape so she'll still look pulled together as the festivities carry on from day to night.
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