Accessorize Like an American: The Best Red, White and Blue Extras for Your Fourth of July Festivities

Choosing not to wear something red, white or blue on the Fourth of July is kind of like forgoing green on St. Patrick's Day; you can do it, sure, but those around you aren't gonna like it. Independence Day is all about flaunting your national pride, and a patriotic sartorial color palette's the easiest way to do just that. Of course, moderation is key here—take things too far, and suddenly you're looking less like a proud American and more like, well, an American flag on legs.

To that end, I suggest wearing red, white and blue accessories instead. I particularly love the 21 pieces below, all of which feel Uncle Sam-approved but won't leave you feeling like a human firework.

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An all-American topper in an all-American color palette.
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So where's the red? On the sole, obviously!


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The perfect, patriotic shield against those sudden summer showers.
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These would look amazing with a pair of cropped white skinny jeans.
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Made from a recycled sail—you can't get much more authentic nautical than that.
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Worn solo or stacked high, these bracelets from Miansai's Michael Saiger are the perfect summertime extras.
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The brand calls it "baystripe"; we call it "USA-stripe."
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You'll want something eye-catching and comfy on your feet when it's time to catch those fireworks; enter these rad sequined sneaks.


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Make use of the handy chain strap when it's time to scoop some snow cones.
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Pairs perfectly with boyfriend jeans or a little white dress.


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Considering she calls Paris home, it's truly incredible how Isabel Marant has such a handle on Americana cool.
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Not every Hermès scarf is covered in horses, after all!
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The western detailing makes these even more perfect for the most American of holidays.


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It may be inspired by an olden-day trinket, but this petite ring makes for a perfect modern bauble you'll never want to take off.


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One-step color-blocking: it does exist.
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Try it with a simple white tee and cutoffs.
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Every bit as classic as a hot dog with all the fixings.
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Make your retro-cool duffle the most patriotic one on the block.
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Doesn't it already kind of look like a flag?