Seeing Stars: 17 Patriotic Accessories to Buy + DIY
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Seeing Stars: 17 Patriotic Accessories to Buy + DIY

The United States of America is all about freedom, and that means wearing whatever the heck you want. What better way to celebrate our love for the good ol’ U-S-of-A than by adding a touch of Americana to your outfit? Since we can’t stop filling our closets with patriotic, flag-printed stuff, we’ve rounded up 17 accessories (and tutorials) that you may just want to jump on before the big Independence Day BBQ… because stars and stripes will never go out of style.

1. DIY Tie-Dye: Flag-printed? No. July 4th appropriate? Yes. And we know this tutorial is technically for placemats, but why not apply it to a bag, tee or scarf? To dye for, we know. (via Brit + Co)

2. DIY American Flag Shoes: Holy schnikes: These. Sneakers. Are. AWESOME! And you can make them yourself, folks. (via Free People)

3. Linen U.S.A. Tote ($79): This beautiful linen tote is a more sophisticated take on the trend. With embroidered stars and stripes, who wouldn’t want to tote this beauty around?!

4. American Flag Bracelet ($9): This patriotic take on the friendship bracelet shows your pride without screaming U-S-A. Plus, it’ll blend right in with the rest of your arm candy.

5. Flag Pencil Case: We may be past our school attending years, but we’re totally inspired by this Americana pencil case. Brightly colored pens gets us everytime. (via Kristen Renz)

6. Take Pride Beach Towel ($25): You can use this brightly colored flag towel all summer long. All you need now is your swimsuit, sunnies and beach tote.

7. American Flag Sunglasses Case ($10): What’s the point of rockin’ killer shades when you don’t have a cute case to protect them from scratches?! You know you’re going to throw them into your bag, so you may as well keep ‘em safe!

8. Flag Printed Socks ($14): Nothing to wear on the 4th of July? At least you can get festive from the ankle down with these adorably American socks!

9. DIY Patriotic Flower Crown: Nothing says, “America” more than a flower crown, right? Well, maybe not. But this red, white and blue beauty is a less obvious approach to your July 4th outfit — and we’re loving it. (via My Everyday Lifestyle)

10. DIY Patriotic Beach Bag: Regardless of the fact that red, white and blue represent our fine country, the vibrant hues make for a pretty stellar color combo. Stars and stripes aren’t necessary when it comes to this fun tote. (via Irresistible Pets)

11. Americana Seed Bead Headwrap ($18): Pledge allegiance to the flag around your forehead, because this bohemian headband is too cute to pass up.

12. DIY Washi Tape Bracelets: As if you needed another reason to be obsessed with washi tape… With these wooden cuffs, the possibilities are endless. Create a multi-patterned bracelet or one with solely stars and stripes. Or both. (via Mama Miss)

13. American Flag Umbrella ($13): We’ve never hoped for rain on Independence Day, but there’s a first for everything.

14. DIY Sharpie Sunnies: If flag-printed sunnies are nowhere to be found, just make your own using a white pair, Sharpies and painters tape. Don’t forget to remove them before the fireworks! (via Sunglass Warehouse)

15. American Flag Five-Panel Cap ($9): It doesn’t need to be July 4th for you to sport this cute cap.

16. Flag Slide-On Sandals ($35): Since slides are totally a thing right now, these flag sandals will fit right in with your trendy wardrobe. Wear ‘em by the pool or with your midi skirt and tee.

17. Tattered Flag Scarf ($38): Whether you wear it around your neck or drape it over your shoulders, this slightly tattered scarf shows your spirit in style. It’s sheer and lightweight — just what you need from a summer accessory.

What are your favorite starred and striped accessories? Sound off below!