Luna de Casanova in a textured Chanel dress perfect for patriotic festivities - July 4, 2017 Luna de Casanova in a textured Chanel dress perfect for patriotic festivities - July 4, 2017

Here are eight ways to shake up the patriotic color scheme for Independence Day 2018.

Texture Mixture

Three words: texture, texture, texture. This Chanel dress is a prime example of how complex materials and embellishments like fringe can combine into one colorful masterpiece.

 

Breezy Ease

It’s the Fourth of July and let’s face it — it’s likely to be hot out. Keep cool in a lightweight print dress, possibly cinched with a statement belt.

Bright and Bold

If you’re really daring, opt to dress head to toe in a single, solid hue. Mesh is the airiest of materials, so why not pair it with a pair of Balenciaga sock boots for the ultimate breathable outfit?

Pale Pop

Alternatively, add an accessory in a single color that isn’t reflected in the rest of your outfit. For example, this pale blue bag really popped against a backdrop of red and white stripes.

Shot of Red

Similarly, team denim and a floral blouse with a wide belt all in blue and white. Then add a red lip for subtle but effective contrast.

A Little Abstract

If you can find a whimsical, carefree dress that combines all three tints, more power to you. Better yet, pick out an abstract piece and consider layering with a top for a quirky result, like Susie Lau.

Artsy Ammo

You can also get artistic with separates. How about a pair of trendy leather pants and an asymmetric top? If you’re missing one out of the three-color trifecta, just throw in a pair of chic sunglasses in the missing shade.

Just for Sport

Athletics are often involved in Fourth of July festivities so why not dress for it? Caroline Vreeland has the right idea with this Tommy Hilfiger jersey. — jas