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How to Dress for the 4th of July

Captain America vibes, but without the shield and the spandex.

How to Dress for the 4th of July
June 14, 2018

From parades in the morning to afternoon picnics to fireworks at night, your 4th of July outfit needs to cover a lot of bases. (Maybe even a baseball game, too.) The two things to keep in mind? Color and temperature.

Chances are it’s gonna be hot, so you’ll want to choose your textiles wisely if you plan to spend the day outdoors. Lightweight cotton or linen is always a good bet. If you’re really worried about sweating, reach for a shirt in a sweat-wicking performance fabric. (And don’t forget the shades, of course.)

Then comes the red, white, and blue. Now, looking to Old Glory for color inspo doesn’t necessarily mean dressing like Uncle Sam. We’ve put together two looks inspired by the colors of the holiday—flag bandanas optional.

4th of July outfit for men

If you’re feeling the full red, white, and blue, this is the look for you. Red on top with navy shorts is an easy way to show your American spirit, and fresh white sneakers are holiday-appropriate, but also a great addition to your everyday summer wardrobe.

For a 4th of July outfit that doesn’t look like the flag, choose either red or blue and base your outfit around that. Consider playing with shades of the same color (like this cool two-toned shirt), or incorporating neutrals such as brown or tan to balance things out.

4th of July outfit for men