It鈥檚 safe to say Fourth of July is the main attraction of summer, and for good reason. Even if you鈥檙e not into annual hot-dog-eating contests per se, nothing says 鈥榤urica like a lineup of backyard BBQs or a Taylor Swift-inspired Fourth of July bash at the beach house. Who are we kidding, though? We鈥檒l take any excuse we can get to rock head-to-toe RWB all Independence Day weekend long. While we know it鈥檚 tempting to reach for flag-inspired stars and stripes, here鈥檚 our advice: DON鈥橳. These 16 all-star Instababes show you how it鈥檚 done 鈥 not only do they manage to strike the perfect balance between Americana and cool girl, but their mad styling chops will have you seeing fireworks for days.

1. Festive Poms: Patriotic pom-pom sandals with festi-cool flair? We鈥檙e so down. The coordinating red and blue poms scream US of A.

2. RWB Getup: Oh hey there, cute sailor girl. *Wink.* Courtney Quinn鈥檚 incorporation of red (frilly top and steppers), white (a cute button-front mini FTW!), and cobalt blue, a la her top-handle satchel, would even have Uncle Sam鈥檚 approval.

3. Baywatch Red: Less saucy, more old-Hollywood glamour, Blair Eadie鈥檚 Baywatch red one-piece swimsuit is about to give us all a run for our money. The addition of retro sunnies, Breton stripes, and a floppy straw hat convey a certain level of insouciance that can鈥檛 be taught.

Stripes and 馃暥

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4. Matching Red Sunnies鈥 Check: Oui, oui! As it turns out, French-girl stripes and matching red sunglasses are all it takes to set our hearts aflutter.

Bikini change but still... All. Day. Long. 馃槏

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5. An Itty-Bitty White Bikini + Red Sunnies: Spotted: Ashley Madekwe rocking an itty-bitty white bikini alongside playful heart-shaped shades like the bombshell babe she is. Any takers?

Juice run looks! 馃尪馃尪馃尪

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6. Mixed Stripes: Jane Aldridge of Sea of Shoes offers up major slayage with her getup consisting of an off-the-shoulder red t-shirt and a mixed stripe asymmetric skirt. Her off-duty trainers are no-nonsense in the best possible way.

7. Fringe-tastic Earrings: Make an entrance like 鈥渨hoa鈥 with some cha-cha-ready tassel earrings that will take you from morning mimosas to fireworks on the boardwalk. Just add a cold-shoulder striped top (RWB, of course) and some high-waisted mom jeans for the full lewk.

8. Coordinate With Your Bestie: Twinning is #winning, especially when it comes to coordinating your Fourth of July #OOTD with your BFF. Sarah Vickers and Carly Heitlinger look photo booth-ready with their matching ensembles consisting of a chambray poplin blouse and a red one-shoulder top. Crisp white jeans (or a LWS) aren鈥檛 even up for debate.

DONNI 鉂わ笍 #dcambassador

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9. A 鈥榤urica-inspired Straw Hat: Hats off to you if you鈥檝e already got your accessories game all sorted out. We 10/10 recommend this floppy straw hat with patriotic flair 鈥 if not to protect your peepers, then to beat the Texas heat.

10. Finish It Off With a Sash: What鈥檚 that, you say? Print mixing isn鈥檛 in your repertoire? Girlll, you better take style cues from It girl, Tamu McPherson. She gets the job done with a crimson striped button-down, a Moroccan print skirt, and a royal blue sash for good measure.

11. Rock a Red Power Suit Like a Boss:Werk it beyond the boardroom in a fierce red power suit that commands attention. Proceed to channel your inner lady in red 鈥 just like Louise Roe 鈥 with some mirrored aviators and nude pumps in tow.

12. Pared-Down Denim: Calling all lazy girls! Nobody 鈥 we mean no one 鈥 will be any the wiser if you decide to ditch the predictable stars and stripes at the last minute for a pared-down denim pinafore dress and red suede sandals.

13. Enter the LRD (Little Red Dress): Vacationing down in Santorini looks a little somethin鈥 somethin鈥 like this. Sashay into the holiday weekend with a cherry red OTS dress, a carefree straw boater hat, red ankle-tie sandals, and a kitschy camera bag for a double-tap-worthy look.

14. Just a Wee Bit Parisian: BRB, we鈥檙e living out our Parisian-girl dreams vicariously through Daphn茅 Moreau of Mode and the City. Be it a fancy brunch on the veranda or fireworks from a yacht, take the classy route with an ivory blouse, a fit-and-flare skirt (this one has tennis rackets!), and a timeless trench.

Three cheers for skirts that Swiffer your pedicure

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15. Flouncy Layers FTW: Record-high temps = airy layers that keep you cool. You say man-repelling, we say taking care of business. This babe鈥檚 flouncy top and red tiered skirt 鈥 not to mention her eclectic sandals 鈥 are the definition of summer outfit #goals.

16. Gingham, Seersucker, Oh My: File this patriotic getup, consisting of Reese Witherspoon-inspired gingham pants and bow-tastic seersucker slides, under what to wear for a Fourth of July picnic. Y鈥檃ll know celebratory sparklers will be in order come dusk.

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