16 of the coolest things you can wear this 4th of July
Patriotic attire for the whole family that won't break the bank.
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Fourth of July celebrations are coming up, and it's time to deck out in red, white, and blue. Whether attending a barbecue or preparing to watch a dazzling fireworks display, you need something to wear.
To fully celebrate this Independence Day, you can show your spirit that will still align with your taste. From comfortable white rompers to waterproof shoes, we've selected patriotic attire for adults, kids, and yes, even your pet. Best of all? Everything featured costs less than $60—and nothing is too holiday-specific so that you can wear these items on any other occasion.
1. Red, white, and blue sneakers that aren’t too loud
We love any excuse to get some new kicks, and these Vans make for a perfect way to do just that. With a blue canvas upper, white sole, and characteristic red Vans stamp on the heel, they’re the perfect way to fit a Fourth of July theme in shoes you can wear the rest of the year, too. They’re available in sizes 3.5 to 16 in men’s sizes and in women’s sizes 5 to 17.5
2. A durable and travel-ready tote
If you’re heading elsewhere for the holiday—whether that means a trip to the beach, a picnic, or the neighborhood pool—you’ll want a roomy, sturdy bag to store your gear. Running from sizes M to XL, this tote from L.L. Bean is beloved by more than 1,500 customers for its tough fabric, strong straps, and ability to fold down into a small square for easy packing. One reviewer said they've had this tote "for probably 10 years and it looks brand new." If you’re shopping with Independence Day in mind, the red, white, and blue option are perfect, but it also comes in a few different colors like gray and blue.
3. Swim trunks that look cool on and off the beach
These quick-drying colorblock shorts can be used for swimming, jogging, or simply hanging out. With more than 300 reviews, fans love their easily-cinchable waistband and that they come with a plastic pouch to pack them away from other clothes after a swim. They’re also available in different colors and patterns if you decide red, white, and blue aren’t for you. They come in sizes XS to XL.
4. A romper with tons of outfit possibilities
This romper is lightweight enough to wear on the hottest summer days but also pairs easily with layers. So, whether you throw it on over a bathing suit or pair it with some strappy sandals for a night out, chances are good you’ll be wearing it all summer long. It comes in black, coral pink, white, and navy and runs from sizes XS to XXL and women's plus sizes XXL to 4X.
5. Scrunchies to complete your look
Put the finishing touch on all your summer outfits with this adorable set of scrunchies. It comes with a navy, red-blue-and-white-striped, and blue floral-printed hair tie, so you can pair it with anything in your wardrobe—whether you choose to do so by tying it in your hair or putting it around your wrist.
6. A star-spangled headband
This headband keeps your hair pulled back away from your face without tugging it, which makes it perfect for keeping your hair off your face, whether you’re manning the grill or just smoldering in the midday sun. It's denim with a light scatter of golden stars, which will surely be sparkling like Fourth of July fireworks.
7. A super-soft baby romper
Babies can get decked out for the Fourth, too. And, even though they might not remember one of their first times celebrating the holiday, they’ll be happy to be a part of the festivities in this adorable star-spangled romper made from cotton. This adorable romper has pockets and runs from sizes 2 to 8.
8. Comfortable, flip flops
Any kid will love flipping and flopping around this summer in these red-white-and-blue Havaianas. They’re perfect to throw on before heading to the pool, or beach, and will also go over well at a Fourth of July picnic. They’re available in kids’ sizes 2 to 11.
9. Bright, waterproof beach shoes
These shoes make for a protective—but still quick-drying—beach shoe. Paired with some shorts and a tee (or any of the clothing items on this list) they’ll make for a great Fourth of July outfit, too. With more than 2,000 reviews and a 4.5-star rating, fans say their "kids have worn them walking full days at water parks and swimming in creeks and rivers, and I have never heard a complaint."
10. Vintage sunglasses
Any kid will love these vintage-style sunglasses, whether for a mod polka dot frame or 80s-esque Wayfarer frames. They're colorful, have lots of personality, and protect the eyes—but also aren't too fussy or expensive, so losing them (as is wont to happen with kids and sunglasses) won't be the end of the world. They come in different frame colors like blue and red.
11. American flag swim trunks
These trunks have everything a kid could want in a swimming outfit—a mesh liner, flexible drawstring, and lightweight fabric. They’re available in sizes 2T to 20. With more than 1,300 reviews and a 4.5-star rating, reviewers say it's a "nice material" and a "good fit."
12. A star-spangled harness
This patriotic take on your pet's harness will turn heads because of how adorable it is. It's cute and built well with an adjustable strap on the chest, comfortable mesh lining for breathability, and D-ring at the back for leash attachment. The harness runs from sizes XS to M.
13. An American flag-emblazoned bandana
This pre-folded, star-spangled bandana makes it easy to dress up your dog (and possibly your cat, depending on how docile it is). With more than 500 reviews and a 4.5-star rating, reviewers say it’s soft, simple to use, and comfortable for dogs to wear. This bandana is one-size.
14. A hardy American flag collar
We love this faded American flag collar made with a seatbelt-esque buckle for easily accessible (but still secure) attachment and removal. It's perfect for Independence Day but is understated to be worn all year round, too. With more than 1,200 reviews, reviewers say the "seatbelt clip is genius," and they've "gotten so many compliments." It's available in sizes S to L.
15. All-out Uncle Sam drag
Granted, this look is not an understated one. But, if you really want to go all-out this Fourth of July, dressing up your dog in an Uncle Sam costume—complete with a perky top hat—just might be the way to do it. Available in sizes XL to XXXL.
16. A mesh-ribbon collar
Running from sizes XS to L, this dog collar is fun and patriotic. Red, white, and blue mesh ribbons adorn this elastic collar. It's lightweight and will look fabulous during a Fourth of July family portrait session.
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