11 Fourth Of July Outfits That Aren't Your Typical Red, White, And Blue

Though it may be tempting to dress for the Fourth of July in a flag-inspired ensemble, choosing a more subtle ensemble is an infinitely more sophisticated way of approaching the holiday. While I wholeheartedly support most rousing demonstrations of patriotism for the Fourth, there are other ways to demonstrate your pride than wearing a tee-shirt, shorts, or a dress with the American flag plastered across them. If the notion of dressing in an ensemble that doesn't include all three patriotic shades has you at a loss, try one of these 11 picks for an outfit that celebrates your sartorial freedom.

Denim Cutoffs

When in sartorial doubt for a casual family Fourth of July get-together, reach for a good pair of denim cutoffs like this version by rag & bone, and add your favorite printed blouse for the perfect ensemble.

rag & bone/JEAN Cutoff Denim Shorts, $154,

Bohemian Blouse

Celebrate your freedom of expression with Apiece Apart’s sweetly bohemian blouse.

Apiece Apart Paloma Blouse, $196,

Patterned Ruffle Top Dress

No one will accuse you of resorting to style cliches for the occasion in this delicately patterned dress by Joie.

Joie Parthena Ruffle Dress, $268,

Off-White Eyelet Dress

Instead of going for a pure white dress, try a cream version in delicate eyelet, like this sweet piece by Dolce Vita.

Dolce Vita Stasia Dress, $242,

Multicolor Patterned Skirt

The beautifully intricate pattern on this J.Crew mini will allow to to rock a print on the Fourth of July without falling into stars and stripes territory.

J. Crew Salon Mini in Gemstone Print, $78,

Printed Skinny Jeans

These aren’t your mother’s jeans, nor are they your average, all-American Levi’s. They are, however, incredibly modern and artistic for a standout Fourth of July ensemble.

IRO Amaya Low Rise Jean, $124,

Persimmon-Colored Dress

If you’re itching to wear something red on the holiday without succumbing to stereotype, try the next shade away: persimmon. A deep orange shade will add visual stimulus to your outfit, but is a less obvious choice than a full-on red dress.

Whistles Stevie Dress, $219,

Printed Romper

Try this unconventional holiday ensemble on for size: A short, printed romper with a laid-back vibe. Joie’s Isidora romper provides a slim fit and a vintage-inspired pattern for more casual holiday festivities.

Joie Isidora Ornate Print Romper, $318.00,

Pink Striped Top

This beautiful collared top by Zara will indulge your craving for stripes–without heading straight for red and white.

Zara Pink Striped Top, $49.90,

Black and Mint Skirt

If you’re looking for a sweet, summery look for a formal Fourth of July shindig, this mint green skirt is a more unusual choice than your average red or blue.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Flared Skirt in Mint/Black, $245,

Printed Crepe Blouse

Suno’s printed crepe top features white and blue shades for a bit of holiday spirit, but the hypnotic pattern keeps the shades from appearing overtly patriotic.

SUNO Printed Silk-Crepe Top, $154,