By InStyle Staff
Jul 02, 2014 @ 10:20 am
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The Fourth of July is almost here—do you know where you'll be watching the fireworks? And more importantly, do you know what you'll be wearing? If the search for your perfect outfit for Independence Day festivities has left you scratching your head, fear not! We've got you covered.

We suggest choosing an ensemble that's subtly (but still unmistakably) patriotic, like one that incorporates blue and white. No matter how sweltering it may be during the day, you might get chilly waiting for the show to start—so layering is key. Top a pair of printed shorts and a striped sleeveless shirt with a thick knit for warmth. The fedora will come in handy during the day, and the sandals are comfortable while still being stylish. As for accessories, go for classic pieces, like a watch with a leather (or faux leather) strap and some simple gold pieces. And don't forget to pack a blanket to sit on!

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Shop the looks:

Shorts: Marc by Marc Jacobs, $228; bloomingdales.comSleeveless shirt: Friends & Associates, $116; shopbop.comSweater (similar): Rab & Bone, $195; shopbop.comFedora: Roberta Freymann, $95; 212-717-7373Sandals (similar): Ancient Greek, $215; nordstrom.comWatch: Diesel, $160; diesel.comBracelets: Sarah Chloe, $129 each; sarahchloe.comRing: Sarah Chloe, $108; sarahchloe.comBlanket (similar): Pendleton, $239; pendleton-usa.comTote (similar): Coach, $548;

Plus, see what to wear to a clambake and a baseball game!