Fashion Forward: July Fourth Attire

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The perfect Fourth of July calls for some sun, a refreshing pool and a delicious barbecue with friends. With all the fun you’ll be having, you are going to want a comfortable outfit. I came up with some great outfits for the holiday that will put anyone who says “fashion over comfort” to shame. The outfits I curated present three ways you can approach the holiday in style without overdoing it on the red, white and blue. Two of the ensembles showcase the new TOMS Fourth of July collection slip-ons. I incorporated these slip-ons because they are comfortable and cute for a day outside, and the best part is these shoes are perfectly decorated for the holiday—but not too much that you can’t wear them after Independence Day.

1. Athleta Strappy One Piece ($98, athleta.gap.com), 2. Levi’s Wedgie Denim Shorts ($59.50, bloomingdales.com), 3. TOMS Americana Canvas Flag ($55, toms.com)

The first outfit uses a cute, strappy one-piece swimsuit as a top so you can just take your denim shorts off for a dip in the pool and then just slip the shorts right back on when you are dry. You will look effortlessly cool and will definitely have the best tan at the end of the day. The slip-ons give this ensemble the perfect Fourth of July touch, with subtle red and white stripes and a cute blue star design on the back.

1. Killer Ivy Swimwear Barbados Top & Bottom ($30 top, $18 bottom, killerivyswimwear.com), 2. Athleta Luxe Kaftan ($89, athleta.gap.com), 3. TOMS Americana Navy Canvas Stars ($41.25, toms.com)

This outfit is all about the swimsuit. The strappy bikini will get all the attention because it is so unique. The bright red is very Fourth of July, so all you will need as the perfect complement is a simple, white kaftan. The navy blue canvas slip-ons will tie the entire outfit together for the holiday with a patriotic blue star design. This ensemble is the perfect combination of comfortable and stylish.

1. Polo Ralph Lauren Ricky Top & Bottom ($75 top, $55 bottom,bloomingdales.com), 2. Charlie Rae Havanna Tortoise Zeiss Polarized ($228,toms.com), 3. Zimmermann Cotton Hooded Tunic ($93, net-a-porter.com)

This last outfit is for an understated Fourth of July look. The perforated, hooded black tunic says trendy and cool, while the bikini underneath says cute and patriotic. Add tortoise-shell sunglasses to protect your eyes from the pesky sunrays while still channeling your holiday spirit with its baby blue polarized lenses.