Ask a Stylist: What to Wear on the 4th of July


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Q: I’m in need of a cute 4th of July outfit. I want to wear something festive without looking cheesy. Ideas?

A: I am a sucker for holidays, however it is quite easy to fall into the “cheesy” trap when it comes to dressing for them.

A red and green printed top with a leather ball skirt for Christmas = totally chic. A reindeer turtleneck underneath a holiday sweater = tragically not chic. Same goes for the 4th, you don’t need to drape yourself in an American flag to dress for the occasion.

I recommend using the 4thof July color palette to dictate your look and avoid Independence Day themed garb. If you do a have an American flag tee you are just dying to whip out, make sure you pair it when more toned down items for a more grown-up ensemble.

And without further adieu, my favorite 4th of July worthy pieces …

Straw wedges // Earrings // Slip-on shoes // Dress // Sandals // Shorts // Sunglasses

Lauren Messiah, is a Los Angeles based stylist and the creator of, a blog about designer deals, the hottest trends, and Lauren’s life as a fashion stylist.Lauren styles some of Hollywood’s most successful women in entertainment, celebrities, fashion editorials, and national ad campaigns. Lauren has been featured in Marie Claire, Vogue Italia, Grazia, WWD, OK! Magazine and Health Magazine.