10 Chic Outfits for the Fourth of July

How to wear red, white and blue—without looking like the flag.

Make like Rachel Comey's sweater girl and team a red cowl with relaxed blue jeans. (Rachel Comey)
Wear the denim up top and pair with a deeper wine as a palate cleanser to all the cardinal reds you'll be seeing. (Jill Stuart)
More of this sophisticated take on the fourth of July palette: oxblood and blue suede. (Derek Lam)
Sydney-based Kym Ellery, who shows her line in New York, dwelt on voluminous tailoring for resort. Among them, this winning trio of sky blue oxford shirt, white trousers and oxblood booties. (Ellery)
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A key piece this summer, white pants look smart with a crisp navy shirt. Slap on some red lipstick, if you must. (Altuzarra)
Channel an artistic sort of nostalgia. Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough borrowed their color story from American Abstract Expressionist painter, Clyfford Still.(Proenza Schouler)
Swap primary blue for indigo, just like CFDA Menswear Award winner Public School's selvedge-clad tomboy. (Public School)
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Forgo fire-engine red and dress yourself in shades of blue. We can almost see The Row's Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen strolling into their West Village headquarters in this powder-on-midnight blue ensemble. (The Row)
When channeling the American flag, leave the stars at home and reimagine the stripes as pleats. (Tibi)
Color-block smart separates, just as newcomers Alexandra and Louisa Burch have done for their contemporary sportswear brand, Trademark. (Trademark)

Ahead of the Fourth of July weekend, New York designers have sent out all manner of red, white and blue outfits, and the Observer has taken note.
But lest you think we’ve compiled a thematic cheat sheet with star-spangled bikini bottoms and aviator sunglasses that reflect the American flag, we’ve actually combed the recent spate of Resort 2015 collections. Click on for none-too-literal interpretations of the patriotic color scheme, so you can watch the fireworks in propriety. Clue: You need not force yourself to wear all three together. That would be a rookie move.

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