9 Easy Fourth of July Outfits That Are 100% Cute and 0% Cheesy

Whether you're headed to the beach or a backyard barbecue, here are some ideas for what to wear.

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Whenever we think about summer fashion — which, for 2022, includes a ton of slip dresses, sexy cutout designs, and nearly every shade of pink — we can't help but zone in on Fourth of July outfits. No matter what we have planned for the holiday weekend, from beach hangs to family barbecues, having something cute to wear for all those festivities is a must in our book. The goal is to find looks that are fresh and fun, but at the same time don't feel so...cheesy.

Like in years past, 2022 has been a big one when discussing the faults in our country — including women's rights, basic healthcare, racism, capitalism, transgender rights, the COVID-19 pandemic, and so, so much more. Still, we have to hope that through tough conversations, ongoing education, voting (!!), protesting, and small changes, progress will be made. The country is capable of improving, and even in dark times, there are things worth celebrating (like being in good health and spending time with loved ones — without doom-scrolling for an hour or two).

No matter what's on your schedule, we've got some cute ideas for what to wear. Ahead, check out nine easy Fourth of July outfits to wear in 2022.

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Prep For the Pool or Beach

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With your bathing suit underneath, slip on a more relaxed cover-up, like a button-down and drawstring shorts. To stay on-theme, incorporate some red, white, blue, or a star print into your Fourth of July outfit. Then, pull it all together with a classic pair of sunglasses or bucket hat that will shade you from the sun.

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Embrace the Color Red

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A bold red outfit is the perfect way to make a statement on the Fourth of July. Stack on simple jewelry, such as a few gold chains and bangles, to keep the focus on the 'fit while still adding some extra spice. Then, a pair of flats, summer boots, or low-heeled sandals will ensure your outfit feels cool and casual for whatever you have going on.

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Try a White Summer Dress

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It's the quintessential summer piece that anyone can pull off and, depending the material and styling, can come across as luxe or casual. From linen to silk, cotton to rayon, a white dress is perfect for celebrating the Fourth of July. Aside from amping it up with accessories of your choice, try fun nail decor to make a statement.

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Slip On the Perfect Onesie

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A cute romper with a collar gives off preppy vibes, not to mention is easy enough for a grab-and-go kind of day. Slip on some sneakers to give things a retro spin, or complete the easy vibe with slides.

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Let Your Swimsuit Double As a Top

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Versatility is never to be undervalued, and a one-piece swimsuit can also work as a bodysuit. Pair it with lightweight pants or a maxi skirt and you're set for shifting from the pool to the celebration.

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Show Some Pride or Make an Important Statement

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There's a lot of power in what we wear. It's how we express ourselves and, at times, is a way to tell the world what we believe in. One way to celebrate Independence Day is to keep in mind what people around the U.S. are fighting for and against, then express your values or pride through a statement T-shirt. Buying a design from activist organization or a brand that pledges to donate proceeds will also ensure you're financially helping a cause.

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Think Pretty Puff Sleeves

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The puff-sleeve trend is still going strong and we're not mad about it. We especially like options with a square neckline, which definitely give off Bridgerton vibes. You can wear this style in a dress silhouette or as a top paired with jeans, denim cutoffs, a pleated skirt, etc. Perhaps that versatility is why this sleeve is here to stay.

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Add a Standout Accessory

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Even if you opt to wear neutrals, the addition of a colorful, floppy sunhat or bandana can really amp up the look. Those thoughtful little extras can make any ensemble feel festive — but can also quickly be removed if you're no longer in the mood.

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Think Pink

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Of course this weekend's theme is red, white, and blue, but if the color scheme isn't your favorite, it's the perfect time to embrace summer's top trend: any and every shade of pink. Pink pieces will still look good July 5 and beyond (we're talking fall 2022, too!), so if you haven't yet purchased a few of your own, all of those Fourth of July sales mark the perfect time to make that investment.

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