How to Spend the 4th of July in Style, 4 Ways

No matter where you’re headed for the Fourth of July — to the beach to catch the fireworks, the lake for a little R&R, the park for a picnic feast, or right outside your own door for a backyard BBQ — Yahoo Style has you covered. We’ve rounded up the four most common places to spend the holiday, with tips on how to look chic while you’re there.

Click through the gallery above for four stylish ways to celebrate our nation’s birthday.

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Beachside Fireworks

Spend the Fourth of July hugging onto your loved ones while basking in firework beauty. Ahead, what to wear and pack… (Photo: Getty)


The Cotton Box-Cut Tee, $20,


Oversized Straw Beach Hat, $85,


The Freestyle, $95,


Large Canvas Bag, $49,


Orleans Titanium + Blue Steel, $295,


Sorrel Ribbed Shorts with Side Pockets, $195,

‘Same Beach, Next Year’

A novel by Dorothea Benton Frank, $17,


Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30, $36,

Backyard BBQ

Is there anything better than eating a perfectly grilled burger on the 4th of July? We suggest pairing it with a romper, skinny neck-tie and cool shades to keep you comfortable for the afternoon. (Photo: Getty)

Pretty Little Thing

Red Stripe Wrap Front Playsuit, $44,


Crossbody Capsule, $245,


Barron Amber Tortoise Polarized, $189,

Ann Taylor

Gretel Suede Slides, $98,


Printed Silk Scarf, $99,

Jennifer Fisher

JF Universal Salt, $12,

Kate Spade

Set of 3 Kitchen Tools, $35,


Portable Barbecue Navy & White, $55,

Draper James

Watermelon Tumblr Set with Pitcher, $48,


Muttmover Backpack, $118,

Lake Leisure

The lake is another perfect place to relax and take a dip in your red, white, and blue one-piece. If you don’t have one yet, don’t worry — we have you covered ahead… (Photo: Getty)


H&M Short Printed T-Shirt, $13,


Rigid Re-Release Le High Mini, $225,

Sonoma Goods for Life

Crocheted Straw Floppy Hat, $19,

Rumba x Otis & Eleanor

Speaker, $125,


Star Slides, $163,


Caba P Basket Bag, $230,

Solid and Striped

The Ballerina, $158,


So Real Pop Sunglasses, $450,


Paisley Print Bandana, $10,

Park Picnic

It’s time to lay out a blanket, pack a basket of finger sandwiches, and toast off Independence Day with a striped maxi dress and an ice cold lemonade at the park. (Photo: Getty)

Rebecca Taylor

La Vie Variegated Stripe Dress, $350,

Opening Ceremony

Large Plaid Tote Bag, $35,


Surf Mud Pro Stick, $30,

Saint Laurent

Sunglasses, $360,

The 5th

Tokyo Aki, $95,


Basket Montauk, $140,

Stella McCartney

White Sneak-Elyse, $695,


Picnic Kit Montauk, $28,