What to Wear for the Fourth of July

Jess Ann Kirby styles a Fourth of July outfit with a Lovers and Friends cream sweater and Anthropologie scarf

Ok you guys I don’t want to sound dramatic but HOW IS IT ALREADY ALMOST JULY FOURTH?! Apologies for the all caps but that is my state of mind right now. Inevitably summer always goes by way too fast, I know we have some time but June was a blip. Anyhoo, I am really excited for July fourth this year because it’s on a Wednesday which feels like a good excuse for everyone to take a week off? Just throwing that out there. So, let’s talk about what to wear for the Fourth of July. Whether you’re beaching, boating or BBQing I pulled together some easy and effortless outfit ideas. We don’t have plans yet but I am really hoping for a beach day followed by a cookout on our new porch (if we finish it in time). What are you guys up to for the holiday?

Jess Ann Kirby wears a festive Solid and Stripes bathing suit for the Fourth of July
Jess Ann Kirby throws on the J.Crew Everyday Chambray Shirt over her Solid and Striped Anne Marie one piece

I LOVE this Solid & Striped one piece (wearing a size small). I have it in multiple colors because I love the style so much. It’s comfortable and flattering and this one is perfect for July 4th. A chambray button down is the perfect cover-up and a red bandana scarf is the best accessory.

Jess Ann Kirby celebrated the Fourth of July in Newport wearing GRLFRND denim and a cream sweater
Jess Ann Kirby enjoys the Fourth of July on a boat in jeans and a cozy knit sweater

It’s sweater weather all year round in New England. This lightweight Lovers + Friends Sweater is perfect for summer. Wear it with jeans (this is one of my favorite pairs, run tts) or throw it on over your bathing suit. Add a silk scarf like this one from Anthropologie. The sweater runs big so size down. I wore this outfit with these sandals in the red suede. They’re so comfortable I ended up getting another pair in yellow.

Jess Ann Kirby styles a Sezane sweater with a striped bikini top for the Fourth of July
Jess Ann Kirby pairs cut off shorts with an oversized Sezane sweater for the Fourth of July

Some of you may have seen this Sezane sweater when I shared on my Instagram a few weeks ago. Sadly it is sold out in this color but it is available in white (which I am seriously debating because it’s such a good knit). It’s perfect to throw on over your bikini or bathing suit with denim shorts, I live in this pair from AGolde. Add some delicate gold jewelry (I’m wearing my Missoma necklaces-see below) put some salt spray in your hair and you’re good to go.

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  1. Lindsay wrote:

    Cute ideas! Thanks for sharing! Just an FYI, I clicked on a few links and they were giving me a 502 bad gateway error. Just thought you might like to know.
    Thanks and happy 4th!

    6.27.18 | Reply
    • Jessica wrote:

      Thank you for letting me know Lindsay. Looks like it’s an issue with rewardStyle so hopefully it will be resolved soon. Happy 4th! xx

      6.27.18 | Reply
  2. Lynn W wrote:

    I only wish it were cool enough in California to wear lightweight sweaters in July ha! Love the Sezane cardigan and the cream pullover. Great looks for the 4th! Thanks!

    6.27.18 | Reply
  3. Adrianna wrote:

    That first sentence encompasses all my feelings about it being the 4th already too. My fiancé and I heard on the radio a few days ago that we were halfway to Christmas!!!! I almost cried. So confused about how it’s July already, but I will be taking notes from this and packing my navy and white headscarf as a cute accessory. Can’t wait! Love the 4th!

    6.27.18 | Reply
  4. Natali wrote:

    Beautiful looks!! Love all of the pieces!


    6.28.18 | Reply
  5. Carly wrote:

    I love this post I’m getting inspired about what to wear! Thank youuu

    6.29.18 | Reply

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