Instead of reaching for that American flag bikini, our editors are looking to some inspired street style  to put together something festive but not cheesy. Scroll to soak up the inspiration just in time for your Fourth of July BBQ, beach day, or rooftop party. Then, keep on clicking for even more on-theme outfits.
"I have two rules for Fourth of July outfits — they shouldn't ever feel fussy, but they definitely should feel festive. For me, that means mixing in patriotic shades without forcing anything and a maxi shirtdress in the right color palette is the ultimate solution to effortlessly staying on theme. On that note, I'll also take a pair of comfy kicks or sandals over heels or wedges to make hang in style." — Hannah Weil McKinley, senior editor, Fashion
"After a day of hanging out by the pool, filling up on barbecue and snacks, I doubt I'll want to change into anything fancy for fireworks. Luckily, Alessandra Ambrosio has the perfect no-fuss yet stylish solution: a graphic tee, black cutoffs, and slip-ons, accessorized with delicate necklaces and chokers for a bit of spice." — Samantha Sutton, assistant editor, Fashion
"I love how this look reflects the American spirit and screams style at the same time. Light blue shirts can be worked into any Spring and Summer holiday and it's neutral enough to easily pair with almost any print. A great balance of subtle red, whites, and blues to rep the holiday." — Julie Chiem, associate shopping editor, ShopStyle
"You might be surprised to learn that Elle Fanning wore this coordinated set  last October, but it's been on my mind ever since. "That's my ideal Summer look," I thought. While I might swap the actress's chunky metallic sandals for my new favorite espadrille wedges , a flouncy crop top and movable midi will take me straight from the beach to a night-long BBQ. The best part is, I don't have to think so hard about styling. A solid two-piece looks totally polished, but in reality, it's throw-on-and-go simple." — Sarah Wasilak, assistant editor, Fashion