The Fourth of July is great for many reasons. First, there's the obvious: America! Woo. Then, there's the fact that holidays, especially national holidays that celebrate how great we are, are usually accompanied by parties. And what's better than a party? A party with a theme! And on the Fourth, you can probably guess what the dress code will be. 

Still looking to find your reds, whites, and blues to rock? Look no further! We've compiled a list of 10 essentials, including shoes, shorts, tops, and fab gear for you to rock this holiday and all summer long. 

1. Grand Bold Flag Sneakers

Many people usually forgo shoes during the summer, especially when gettin' down on the beach. But these kickin' sneakers are giving us reason to rethink that! 

2. Heidi Dress

This dress comes in straight sizes and plus sizes which is half the reason we love it! The other half is that it's super cute, a patriotic color, and pretty much perfect for any occasion. 

3. Flag Suit

It's summer, it's hot, and as your favorite holiday comes around, use it as an excuse to buy another (awesome) suit. You can never have too many bathing suits or flag-printed things, am I right? 

4. Betsey Ross Earrings 

You love history. And America. And jewelry. Luckily, this Etsy seller knew all of those things and made these earrings with you in mind! Seriously though, they're awesome, they're a great conversation starter, and a totally different way to fly the flag this fourth! 

5. Flag Vest

This treasure from the F21+ collection is great for the family BBQ or really any summer get-together. (And if you want to save some cash, this would make for a really fun DIY project with an old vest or jacket after a trip to a thrift store!)

6. American Flag Garter Leggings 

If you're planning on bringing the party home to bed this Fourth, we've got the right...pants? Leggings? Garters? For you! Who knows what they are, but we know the grill won't be the only thing smokin' hot this holiday! 

7. Star Cross-body Bag 

Cross-body bags make carrying everything easy, and if you're going to any music festivals this summer, you could definitely re-use this gem. It's subtly patriotic in all the rights ways: you can show your spirt without being too in-your-face.

8. SHORTS!

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a: Forever 21+ b: Almost Famous c: Delias d: Modcloth e: Forever 21 f: Etsy

What screams summer louder than shorts? We've selected a variety of styles, shapes, patterns, and sizes, but almost everywhere sells flag shorts these days. These shorts are perfect for any day at the beach, night at a party, or watching the fireworks for the Fourth! 

9. Hair Chalk

If you're looking to try a fun hair style, but don't want to live with patriotic hair for the next month, hair chalk is your answer! Hair chalk is an awesome way to add color and patriotic pride to your look that you can just wash out when the day is over.Try chalking pieces of your hair and then braiding it for a cool look, or maybe just the tips in you wanna be coy about it.

10. American Flag Flask        

I think this speaks for itself. 

How are you celebrating your Independence Day? What red, white, and blue looks will you be rocking? 

Images from: pinterest.commodcloth.com, pinupgirlclothing.com, urbanoutfitters.com, etsy.com,  forever21.com, nastygal.com, asos.com, forever21.com, delias.com, forever21.com, modcloth.com, etsy.com, perpetualkid.com,  urbanoutfitters.com

Tagged in: shopping, independence day, Fourth of July, flags, america   

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