Last-Minute Red, White and Blue Buys for the Fourth

Our most patriotic picks for unbeatable Independence Day style.

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The Fourth of July calls for appropriately patriotic ensembles and accessories, and retailers stocked up in a big way this summer. At ASOS, plush terry sweatshirts with cool black and grey flag motifs offer a subtle (but no less all-American) way to get gussied up for the fireworks. $42 at ASOS.
Creatures of Comfort
Tomorrow looks like another scorcher with temperatures above 90 degrees. Shield your skin from the harsh rays in style with Frederica Morretti's chic black and white sunhat. $145 at Creatures of Comfort.
Hot days call for—you guessed it—hot pants, and these flag-print denims are a cheeky summertime staple (and still look fly post-Independence Day, we might add). $68 at Topshop.
Madras plaid is a summertime staple, and Gap's latest button-down in red, white, and a smattering of blue hues feels just right for picnicking in the park on Independence Day. $49.95 at Gap.
Add a patriotic pop to your Fourth ensemble with J.Crew's silky stripe "Gondola" top, which we envision styled with a pleated navy skirt and preppy white espadrilles. $98 at Net-a-Porter.
You'll likely be somewhere near a body of water if you're enjoying fireworks tomorrow, so why not throw a nautical reference or two into your Fourth of July outfit? This simple knot bracelet from Etsy seller Junghwa goes with practically anything in your closet. $15 at Etsy.
Gap's easy breezy chinos can be cuffed short or long, and easily add a bright pop of cobalt blue to any Fourth of July ensemble. $34 at Gap.
Stash your picnicking gear and a few frisbees in Madewell's oh-so-roomy navy leather tote bag. And if you really want to drive home the "Happy Fourth!" feel, we recommend tying a bright red bandana around the handle. $168 at Madewell.
Creatures of Comfort
Pair Laura Urbinati's simple scarlet swimsuit with a sassy straw fedora and chambray cover-up for a Fourth of July look that's equally suited to a day by the pool or beach. $242 at Creatures of Comfort.
Is red, white and blue not really your palette? Skip the flag colors and opt instead for a crisp white look like this lacy Madewell sundress, which is practically begging for a pair of leathery gladiator sandals and a stack of mixed-up bangles. $158 at Madewell.
Topshop's flag jacket is, obviously, the quintessential Fourth of July garment, but we think it has potential post-Independence Day, too, with its punk-rock, devil-may-care appeal. $92 at Topshop.
Urban Outfitters
If "Independence" for you means freedom to float around a swimming pool toting some kind of fruity cocktail, then by all means invest in one of Urban Outfitters' flag-patterned pool floats. $12 at Urban Outfitters.
Keep those American dollars in a very American carrying case with flag-print canvas clutch from Totem Salvaged that features a cool suede closure and beaded tassels. $275 at Net-a-Porter.
Upgrade your beach bum essentials for the Fourth with a comfy Turkish towel in a patriotic navy stripe from Etsy seller Bathstyle. Not only does it make a terrific beach blanket, but the handy throw can double as picnic blanket if you're headed to the park. $24.50 at Etsy.
Urban Outfitters
Sun protection and fly factor combine in this star-spangled baseball cap from Urban Outfitters that works for fellas and ladies alike. $24 at Urban Outfitters.
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