The following post was written by MC Y. who blogs at Looks by MC and is part of POPSUGAR Select Fashion.

Fourth of July weekend is a weekend that consists of many events and gatherings — from parades to family barbecues to beach bonfires to fireworks — the list goes on. It's also a weekend to show off your reds, whites, and blues. Whether you will be attending a lot of gatherings or just a few, here are some looks and tips to inspire you for the Fourth.

1. Casual Chic Day Events

This outfit is one I would wear during the day to the parades, the beach, or the barbecues. It's very lightweight, so it's perfect for the hot Summer sun. The striped shirt also gives the outfit a bold statement without being too loud. Incorporating red and white stripes to an outfit is also a plus. 
Shop the look: Thrifted top (similar here), Abercrombie shorts (similar here), thrifted shoes (similar here), DIY hair bow (similar here).

2. Formal Fourth Events

This outfit is more dressy. It's great for any July 4 formal event like a cocktail party or after-party. I would recommend pairing a light, flowy top with a skirt to help combat the Summer heat. 
Shop the look: H&M top (similar here), Forever 21 skirt (similar here).

3. Off to the Fireworks

This outfit is one I would wear to evening events, like the fireworks show. The long sleeves will give some warmth especially if you live somewhere that gets cool at night (otherwise a cami or crop top works just fine). Wearing sneakers will keep an outfit looking casual but chic. Plus, sneakers are great especially if you'll be doing a lot of walking. Adding accessories to an outfit will also give it texture and some extra oomph. 
Shop the look: H&M top (similar here), Forever 21 overalls (similar here), DIY headband (similar here), Target sneakers (similar here).
What events are you planning on attending for Fourth of July weekend? What will you be wearing?