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Best 4th of July outfits 2020: Shirts, bathing suits, more

For many across the country, Independence Day this year means it might be the first time hitting the beach, going to a backyard barbecue, taking a vacation or simply getting out of the house since the coronavirus pandemic began.

Many states have begun to lift lockdown restrictions for July, including New York, which is slated to open beaches for swimming.

So this 4th of July, after being cooped up in sweatpants, now’s the time to celebrate with a new outfit — even if it’s only your Insta followers who will appreciate it. Here are our picks for women and men to get festive, beyond the holiday’s usual stars and stripes.

Women’s Shirts

Tie-dye is in, so sport a graphic tee in USA colors.

Junk Food Journey Evolution Tour Tie-Dye Tee
Junk Food Journey Evolution Tour Tie-Dye TeeUrban Outfitters

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A stylish smocked shirt in a vibrant hue will help you stay cool while looking cool.

Topshop shirred waist tank top in red
Topshop shirred waist tank top in redASOS

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Unisex Masks

Since you’ll need a face mask to stay safe this year, may as well make it patriotic.

Posh MaskAssorted Solid Non-Medical Grade Face Masks - Pack of 5
Posh Mask Assorted Solid Non-Medical Grade Face Masks – Pack of 5Nordstrom Rack

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Women’s Bathing Suits

No one wants to wear an American flag bikini, so show your spirit with a bright red one instead.

ASOS flutter sleeve plunge swimsuit
ASOS flutter sleeve plunge swimsuitASOS

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Want something a bit more kitschy? Opt for a graphic swimsuit of your favorite all- American brand.

Budweiser one-piece swimsuit
Budweiser one-piece swimsuitShinesty

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Dresses

Rock the stars in stripes in a minimalistic way with a dress that can be thrown over a bathing suit.

Everlane The Cotton Shirtdress
Everlane The Cotton ShirtdressEverlane

 

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Prefer a romper? Denim is the answer.

Everlane The Super-Soft Summer Jean Coverall
Everlane The Super-Soft Summer Jean CoverallEverlane

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Women’s Shorts

For a low-maintenance look, go for the American uniform: jean shorts, a white top and a pop of color with red lips.

Everlane The Cheeky Denim Short
Everlane The Cheeky Denim ShortEverlane

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Men’s Shorts

Mix and match with red and blue tops and bottoms for pieces that can be worn again and again.

Everlane The ReNew Sport Short
Everlane The ReNew Sport ShortEverlane

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Men’s Shirts

Red and blue striped shirts can be worn year-round when they’re this comfy.

Selected Homme organic cotton triple stripe t-shirt in red
Selected Homme organic cotton triple stripe t-shirt in redASOS

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Looking for a Hawaiian shirt? Pick a top with some red and blue in a fun print.

Report Collection Short Sleeve Floral Print Slim Fit Shirt
Report Collection Short Sleeve Floral Print Slim Fit ShirtNordstrom Rack

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Men’s Bathing Suits

Skip the American flag trunks and go for a fun print, with Americana colors.

The Big Cods Hawaiian Red Swim Trunks
The Big Cods Hawaiian Red Swim TrunksShinesty

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