A Fourth Of July Fashion Guide For The Cool Kids

07/03/2014 07:00 am ET

It's only right that we show our patriotism on Independence Day by donning red, white and blue. But it might be time to put down that American flagged-out tank top and tone down the flashy reds -- because no offense, they come off a little tacky.

This year, it's all about understated pops of color and statement accessories for your holiday festivities. Whether you need a way to style your denim cut-offs or you're just dying to go head-to-toe red, white and blue, here's your guide to staying cool and dressing well this Fourth of July.

  • Avoid the obligatory red, white or blue stripes. Rather, grab something with a print in a few of those hues. hoardoftrends
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  • Try colorblocking. Team a red top with a white bottom or vice versa. Olga_C
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  • Paint your patriotism on your nails.
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  • Ditch the stars and stick with the stripes. madelinebecker
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  • Or ditch the stripes and rock some stars! thefashioncuisine
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  • Let your accessories do the talking. 1256395-Luna-N
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Here are a few more Fourth of July style lessons we can learn from our first ladies!

First Lady 4th of July Style -- 7 Decades!
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