Fourth of July Outfit Ideas

Here in the Middle of the USA, we take Fourth of July pretty seriously. Go down any main road and you’ll see huge tents full of people grabbing the best firecrackers to put on a show. My favorites are the fountains and sparklers. Haha. Easy to please. So it comes to no surprise that when you ask someone what they are doing for the fourth, one of these events below is probably going to be the answer.

But here’s the big question, what are you going to wear?! 🤣🙈

I’ve put together a couple outfit ideas for each event! These are real life; casual and dressy casual outfits that we would really wear from stores that are easily accessible in the Midwest. The Buckle, WalMart and Nordstrom. ❤️🇺🇸

A lot of these outfit ideas use the same pieces. This makes it easy to pack if you are going to the lake for the weekend or if you are on a budget!!

If I don’t have an item tagged in a photo below, it’s already been tagged above it! ❤️ For size reference, I’m 5’4 130 🙂 This is my first post like this, let me know what you think or what you would like to see in the next themed outfit post. XOXO


Tank: Size M this is a pretty tight tank/bralette. It’s Free People “Intimately” sold at the Buckle. I could not find it online. I will update if I do 🙂


Shoes: NIKE – Old ones from a few summers ago, here is one similar White Nikes

Sunnies: Clear Cat Sunnies

Earrings: Blue Beauties

Tank: Size M same as red tank from above!

Shorts: Love the longer length and high rise! I went up two sizes in these shorts. High Rise Levi’s

Shoes: Seriously so comfortable. I sized down 1/2 size. Toms Sandal

Earrings: On sale! BOGO 30% Red Earrings

Scrunchie: WalMart in the jewelry section. I can’t find it online. 🙁

Lashes: Sephora


Dress: WalMart find: super flowy. Size S Under $15 Red White & Blue Floral

Wedges: Borrowed from a friend, so so comfortable. I would love a pair for myself. Marc Fisher Platform Wedge

Jacket: Lightweight enough for summer nights. Perfect if you are going to be on a boat at night watching fireworks. Size Small Layering Jacket

Shirt: Very soft, thick shirt. So comfortable. TTS  Off the shoulder Shirt

Shorts: I sized up like 2 sizes.  Levi’s 501



Top: Very lightweight! I was extremely comfortable in this shirt. Blue Polka Dots

Jeans: ripped pair in flat lay, – I sized way down. I’m normally a 27 and bought 24’s Destruction White Jeans

Jeans: Levi’s SHAPING, stretch jeans that don’t lose their shape?! Oh heck yes! Levi’s

Sunnies: Brown Sunglasses from Toms. Found while on a trip in Malibu here’s where you can find them online. They are the “Traveler” which seems fitting. Best Toms Sunnies

Earrings: Tassel Red White & Blue Here

White Tassel Earrings are from WalMart, could not find online.

Perfume is from Sephora

Top: Size M OMG this is so adorable and lined. Great quality shirt that will match a ton of different styles. Red Off the Shoulder

Jeans: The Levi’s from above.


Tank: Great for smaller busts!  Red Tank

Bracelets: Keep Collective

Purse: Old Kate Spade  Here’s one similar Kate Spade

Romper: As a long torso lady, normally I despise rompers. This one is so adorable, I had to try. It fits great! I had on a Medium and the fit was great. TIP: Wear a tank under or pin the front. Under $40 Romper

Purse: All Saints Cross Body Nude Pink Suede Purse 


What are YOU doing for the 4th?! Currently we are in between plans! I have no idea what the day will bring. Follow me on Instagram, I will be sure to post some stories there. @terranelsonblog



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12 thoughts on “Fourth of July Outfit Ideas

  1. Love all these outfits! I’m more a shorts, tank top, red white and blue kinda girl living in hot sunny South Florida. But the dress and romper were so so cute! Thanks for sharing some fashion Fourth of July inspiration! 🙂 happy fourth! Don’t know what my plans are as of yet?!

  2. Love how you made false eyelashes part of the outfit. Cute suggestions and perfect for South Florida, where I am.

  3. The last outfit looks really good on you, the romper fits you perfectly. Hope you will have a good time on 4th of July!

  4. Amazing red earrings! Loved them!
    I had no idea that 4th of July is SUCH a thing there! Thanks for sharing!

  5. All cute outfits but the last one is the cutest!! But I’m loving your sandal collections the most. Enjoy each event!

  6. The look you’ve put together for BBQ with friends and family is my favourite!

  7. Thank you!! Yes the jeans got really hot during the day LOL at night it’s ok. I would love to be in south Florida ❤️❤️❤️

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