Fireworks-worthy 4th of July outfits for kids

In Kids, Kids Fashion by Katie Kavulla1 Comment

Put a little style into their 4th of July

If there was ever a holiday for bright and colorful outfits, the 4th of July is it! But, just because this star-spangled holiday is all about going all-American, that doesn’t mean you have to plaster your kids in the American flag to achieve your 4th of July style. Check out these pieces that will dress you little guys and sweet girls in cool patriotic style, without looking like you walked straight out of Uncle Sam’s closet.

For the girls

4th of July Girl Style

Edie Dress, Pink Chicken, $56
Printed Gauze Sundress, Old Navy, $18
Star Printed Denim Bubble Short, GAP, $25
Red Glitter Tiny TOMS Mary Janes, TOMS, $38
Mimmi Slip On Sneaker, Hanna Andersson, $35

You can have so much fun with fireworks-inspired outfits for girls on 4th of July. Break out the sequins and don’t be afraid to do some mix-and-matching of patterns for your mini-firecracker! The best part? All of these pieces can easily be worn on their own, or in other outfits, post-4th of July.

For the boys

4th of July Boy Style

Henley Shirt, H&M, $13
Boys Independence Shirt, Peek, $28
Graphic Boys T-Shirt, Mini Boden, $21
Striped Matchback Shorts, The Children’s Place, $13
Native Jefferson Kids, Native Shoes, $32

Your little guy probably already has some 4th of July-ready clothes to pick from in his closet, since reds and blues are already hot on the boy-style scene. If you’re looking for something fresh to brighten up his wardrobe for the holiday, use one of these cool items to inspire a new outfit. Don’t forget to grab anything nautical-inspired, which is super hot in boys’ clothes right now and can also easily work for some Americana child style for 4th of July.

Tips for 4th of July child style

Start with these tips for easy, fun fireworks-worthy outfits for your kids for the 4th:

  • Go to the source first: Start with what they already have in their closets! It’s likely that your kids already have a piece or two to get you started on their 4th of July outfits, including some good old jeans shorts or a sweet chambray dress from spring.
  • Stars verses stripes: While you’ll likely come across far more stripes to pick from in the stores, it will be hard to resist a pop of star patterns for their 4th of July outfits. If you’re going for a toned-down, casual 4th of July look, we suggest sticking to one pattern — either stars or stripes — to keep things simple and chic.
  • Don’t forget about white: Using white in their 4th of July outfits may be dangerous (hello, ketchup!), but it also provides a nice, clean outfit palate for adding fun 4th of July patterns. For example, start with a cute white eyelet sundress for your little girl, adding as much 4th of July glitz and glam as you please in the rest of her outfit.
Do you have 4th of July outfits planned for your kids?

Meet the Author | Katie Kavulla

Having just made the move from big city life to settle down in the town where she and her husband both grew up, Katie Kavulla is a mom of three who strives to slow life down a bit… as impossible as that is with three kids under the age of 10. A blogger turned writer, Katie has spent the past few years combining the things that she loves into a career, with a focus on helping other moms tell their story, because Katie truly believes that every mom has one to tell.

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  1. I love being a little more subtle with the kids 4th of July outfits, picking something that they can continue to wear long after the holiday! These are great ideas and stylish picks.

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