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Minimalist 4th of July Outfit Ideas

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When it comes to dressing for the holidays, the team at Crescent hopes you have plenty of options in your capsule wardrobe. With the 4th of July on the horizon, you’re probably exploring some elevated red, white, and blue outfit ideas to wear to an event. Whether it’s something you’re hosting or a party at a friend’s place, we have tons of 4th of July outfit ideas to keep your ensemble sophisticated, elegant, and subtle. 

Check out our favorite selections from our new arrivals, and explore pairing and styling recommendations from our experts!

Reds

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s a long-time Crescent shopper, you probably know that we’re not too keen on overtly bright colors and gem-like tones. So, it makes sense that reds are not really on our radar. Instead, you’ll find more subtle hues that tend towards neutrals, like clay, rust, and burnt orange. Using colors just off the mark from red allows you to play a little bit more with your combinations and ensures your 4th of July outfit idea isn’t too on-the-nose.

Linen Pants

We love linen pants for summer, and they’re one of our go-to pieces for more dignified events – especially high-waisted and paper bag silhouettes. As you delve into your closet or shop online for the perfect pair to capture your 4th of July outfit idea, we recommend looking for classic cuts that have a few unusual details that upgrade the entire look. Shop pants with a tapered fit, unique buttons, and pleated fronts, and pair them with a textured top in another celebratory color. We love a rust-colored pant with a light blue blouse or breezy white crop top! 

Linen Shirts

Because linen is such a breathable material, you can wear shirts and blouses in any shape and style – even on the hottest days. One of our signature looks is the oversized button-up shirt and we think it’s a great choice for your red, white, and blue outfit idea. Because this holiday usually goes on well into the night hours, as you watch fireworks in the night sky, you need a top that keeps you warm when the day cools down. 

Choose a rust-colored top and pair it with a white pant or short, allowing a pop of blue to sneak in with a pair of azure shoes. You can also complement the red tones of the shirt with a pair of blue jeans, which will always be considered a neutral color and material in our book!

Whites

white fourth of july outfit idea

For Crescent, white is one of the most important colors in our selection. You’ll find tons of pieces for a 4th of July outfit idea labeled as Ivory, Cream, and Bone that are perfect for mixing and matching with reds and blues.

Pure White Dresses

Let your accessories do all the talking when you choose to wear a pure white dress for your holiday outfit idea! Keep this style engaging with unexpected cutouts, necklines, and hem lengths that draw the eye. With bright pops of color in your purse, hat, sunglasses, shoes, and jewelry, your white dress will stand out even more.

A Festive Set

We love two-piece sets for every occasion because they make getting dressed and ready to go so much easier. Like a dress, you don’t have to think about which pieces work well together from your existing capsule wardrobe; you’re letting the pre-styled minimalist clothing do the hard work. Look for co-ord sets that have a unique aspect to their design, like a pleated bust or a wide-leg pant, to ensure you exude confident elegance.

Make this red, white, and blue outfit idea work the same way you do for the white dress ensemble – with colorful accessories that tip a hat to the holiday.

Blues

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You probably already have plenty of blue pieces in your wardrobe, so it should be easy to explore 4th of July outfit ideas with this hue as the centerpiece. However, if you don’t know where to start, we have a few recommendations to inspire you!

Statement Top

How do you balance a sophisticated look with a casual theme? By blending a refined piece of clothing with something a lot more relaxed. If you have a blue statement top that would be the perfect base for your red, white, and blue outfit idea, make sure to tone it down with simple white jeans and a couple of red accents. Whether your top is feminine and playful or bold and structured, jeans are an excellent backdrop to make it shine without creating an overwhelming ensemble.

Suit Set

Our final 4th of July outfit idea is also our favorite. It’s a way to blend polished and casual seamlessly for a comfortable ensemble you’ll want to wear again and again. Shorts suit sets are making a big splash this summer as a way to maintain your contemporary elegance without sacrificing style in the summer heat. Wear a blue suit set with paper bag shorts and a structured blazer as the ideal holiday ensemble. You can even take off the blazer in the summer sun and save it for the cooler evening hours!

To modify this look for the holiday, you can opt for a gauzy white shirt underneath with a chunky red necklace, or reverse the color scheme with a bold red blouse and white statement jewelry.

Making Your Capsule Wardrobe Work

Ideally, you don’t have to buy anything new for your 4th of July outfit idea, but if you do need a couple of extra pieces, make sure they’re versatile options that can work all summer long when mixed with other ensembles.

Already have a 4th of July outfit ready to go? Share your looks with us online when you tag us on social media!

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