As the Fourth of July聽invites start piling up (think: backyard barbecues and picnics galore), you鈥檙e going to need some serious outfit inspo to kick your off-duty style into high gear.聽Depending on your agenda for the three-day weekend, you could find yourself rocking anything from a poolside-friendly, patriotic one-piece to a sleek, star-printed midi dress. The key here is to pick one holiday-centric statement piece and then tone down the rest of the evening鈥檚 ensemble. You don鈥檛 have to flaunt stars, stripes AND red, white and blue聽to show off your pride 鈥 especially when you have a fashion rep to protect. We know you want to聽avoid twinning hard with Lady Liberty, and we鈥檝e got you covered with 17聽cool girl-approved聽ways to wear red, white and blue聽mixed with a few聽stars and stripes. Channel your inner all-American girl with these summer style essentials聽that can be worn on the Fourth (and beyond).

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1.聽ASOS Jeanie Two Pack Espadrilles ($29): Get the most bang for your buck with these extra festive espadrilles that scream US of A. You get two pairs (one striped, one printed with stars), so you can mix-and-match 鈥榚m for endless #OOTDs or share 鈥榚m with a bestie for daytime twinning.

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2.聽Solid & Striped The Anne-Marie Scoop Swimsuit ($168): Watch out, Gigi Hadid 鈥 there鈥檚 a new It girl in town! Enter the celebrity-approved swimsuit that will have you reaching influencer聽status before you know it. Style this horizontal red, white and sky blue聽striped swimsuit with pool slides and an oversized chambray shirt as you soak up rays on聽your upcoming beach vacay.

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3.聽Nila Anthony Grand Old Crossbody Bag ($48): Don鈥檛 be that girl who鈥檚 too cool for stars and stripes. Show your support for Team USA with this hands-free American flag crossbody bag that will have them聽ALL talking. Besides, who needs fireworks when your bag swag is this fierce (and sparkly)?

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4.聽Boohoo Petite Star Print Denim Shorts ($29): Make America chic聽again with these star-studded聽denim cutoffs that demand attention. Throw in an embroidered peasant blouse and white canvas sneaks for a daytime casual look tailor-made for聽hitting up a parade with the fam or grilling burgers at your own backyard shindig.

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5.聽BaubleBar Starry Avatar Cuff ($36): A little bling goes a long way when it comes to kicking your聽Fourth of July outfit up a notch (or two). Complement your navy silk maxi or red striped romper with this enchanting gold star cuff that transitions聽from a.m. to p.m. like that.

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6.聽Kule The Modern Tee聽($88): Preppy enthusiasts, rejoice! Since sporting stripes all day err鈥檇ay is already kind of your jam, you won鈥檛 have any trouble incorporating this Breton striped shirt into your arsenal of tomboy-chic essentials. For max perfection, don鈥檛 hesitate to pair it with a denim button-front skirt and streamlined d鈥橭rsay flats.

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7.聽Loeffler Randall Starla Ankle Wrap Sandal ($195): Stop what you鈥檙e doing and add these Loeffler Randall beauties to your need-it-now list. They鈥檙e worth every penny. Whether you鈥檙e decked out in your country鈥檚 colors or opt for simple nautical stripes, the dreamy gold stars will serve as an exclamation point to every summer look.

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8.聽Free People Opal Bar Ear Jacket ($198): Can you say DDG? Not only will these stunning 14K gold dangling star earrings 鈥 complete with opal studs 鈥 add a little extra somethin鈥 somethin鈥 to your BBQ getup, but they鈥檒l straight-up slay after hours. They鈥檙e also a shoo-in for every summer soiree, black-tie wedding and date-night function on your iCal.

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9.聽Pixie Market Preston Strappy Off the Shoulder Top ($95): It wouldn鈥檛 be an epic Fourth of July bash without some serious off-the-shoulder action. Not only will this flirty pale blue striped number聽keep you cool with bell sleeves, but it鈥檚 sure to turn some heads (hello,聽hottie by the grill).

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10.聽Forever 21 Heart-Shaped Sunglasses ($8): At less than $10 per pair, these American flag-inspired sunnies are a steal. Between poolside candids and Snapchat takeovers, these Insta-approved heart-shaped shades won鈥檛 go unnoticed.

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11.聽Truly Madly Deeply Stars + Stripes Swing Tank Top ($29): A glamping trip with your squad calls for a slew of effortless basics that can聽endure long hours in the sun (and then some). Consider this easy-breezy, swingy tank top featuring聽a stars and stripes motif聽to be your new聽hero piece in disguise.

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12.聽Front Row Shop Star Print Knot Detail Dress ($73): Maybe you鈥檙e meeting your S.O.鈥檚 parents for the first time, or perhaps you鈥檙e having Sunday brunch with the girls. Either way, a t-shirt and cutoffs isn鈥檛 going to cut it. Dress to impress with this HR-approved red and blue star-printed midi dress with Parisian flair. The flattering silhouette and playful knot detail in the front are guaranteed to make an entrance when teamed with sensible mules and dangling statement earrings.

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13.聽American Apparel US Flag Cotton Spandex Short Sleeve Double V Bodysuit ($38): Take it there with this neck-plunging American聽flag bodysuit that鈥檚 more than just a little racy. Slip it on with your favorite vintage Levis and a baseball cap for a laid-back-chic ensemble that can pull double duty for the Summer Olympics.

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14.聽Missguided Ribbed Frill Stripe Bardot Crop Top ($24): Cue the frills with this striped Bardot-inspired crop top that brings the summer romance. Between the ruffles and the sultry off-the-shoulder silhouette, you won鈥檛 have any trouble standing out this Independence Day.

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15.聽Topshop Copenhagen Lace-Up Trainers ($44): Yeezy ain鈥檛 got nothing on you! Usher in an athleisure look with these white lace-up trainers that were made for running a 5K or just laying low by the hammock. Just think how fly you鈥檒l look parading those metallic star-adorned kicks around town with a crop top and denim overall shorts.

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16.聽Topshop Star Print Shirt ($70): An Independence Day look with a rocker 鈥榯ude? We鈥檙e so down. Ditch the traditional stars and stripes for this whimsical star print blouse that would do Alexa Chung proud. Team it with black distressed shorts and Converse trainers or wear it as a bikini cover-up for endless fun in the sun.

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17.聽Madewell Striped Overlay Maxi Skirt ($110): Keep the outfit blahs away with this Montauk-bound striped maxi skirt that can be styled a million and one ways. Trust us: Your jam-packed schedule of Fourth of July festivities will thank you as you proceed to pair with a cold-shoulder blouse, a tie-front bikini top or聽a casual v-neck tee.

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