Forget Italian-Girl Style, Here’s How We’re Embracing Americana Fashion This Summer

The 4th of July and the Summer Olympics are officially upon us which means there's no better time to get into the celebratory American spirit!

By Alyssa Vandermeulen3 min read

While your style inclination might be toward sunny hues of yellow, orange, and pink, we’d challenge you to embrace a different color palette this July – none other than the classic red, white, and blue! One or all of these colors will help you create chic and effortless outfits that you won’t want to stop wearing this season! 

American style presents great opportunities to wear white denim and linen pieces for any occasion. Paired with a red or blue top, you have an instant outfit that feels patriotic without the America-infused craziness of 4th of July fashion. Because no, we aren’t referring to the cheesy USA shirts and aggressive prints you’ve been wary of in the past. There are feminine and classy ways to embody the American spirit without looking like a walking meme!

Here’s how we are championing Americana fashion this season! 

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The Flag Sweater 

If your mom dressed your family in matching Old Navy flag shirts as a kid, you know that the vibes are especially nostalgic during the summer! Flag sweaters are incredibly popular this year, with different styles and colors available from a variety of brands. You can style your flag sweater with denim, linen shorts, or even a white maxi skirt. 

Here is a range of adorable flag sweaters at different price points! 

BDG American Flag Crewneck Sweater, $89

Hollister American Flag Graphic Crew Sweater, $50

Show Me Your Mumu Woodsy Sweater, $148

Patriotic Plaid

Gingham patterns were made for patriotic colors, and we are loving the available pieces in this classic print. The boxer short trend may have originated abroad, but they are extra adorable in America’s brand colors! Or, integrate gingham into your blouses and dresses for a classic and simple look.

Add to cart! Add to cart! 

Free People Checked Out Gingham Set, $98

Blue Tassel Gingham Bow Tank, $68

Anthropologie Positano Gingham Hair Bows Set of 4, $20

Rays for Days x Revolve Luella Top, $86

USA Sundress Season 

All the 'it girls' are wearing sundresses this season, so why not add a patriotic spin on a favorite silhouette? Red, white, and blue in any combination is perfect for the summer, and it looks adorable in a striped pattern!

Ready to jump into the Americana color palette? Add to cart! 

The A&F Emerson Tiered Maxi Dress, $120

Hill House Home The Ellie Nap Dress, $150

Free People Wildflower Embroidered Mini Dress, $168

The Pattern of the Summer

The answer: stripes! A playful mix of the classic coastal grandmother and the United States, stripes deserve a center-stage moment in your summer wardrobe. From tops to shorts and everything else in your wardrobe, stripes are a playful way to tie in Americana fashion into your everyday attire. 

You’ll wear these pieces all summer! 

Abercrombie Short Sleeve Cotton-Blend Seamless Fabric Crew Bodysuit, $45

We The Free Coastal Town Halter Top, $58

NVLT Striped Coatigan Sweater, $118

Chic Cowgirl

The coastal cowgirl aesthetic started its own revolution, and lucky for us, cowboy boots are here to stay! Ranch wear and country clothing are always popular during the summer months, and they can be styled in such feminine ways. We love a subtle blue and red pattern paired with cowboy boots for an easy 4th of July look! 

Howdy! Look at these cute country pieces! 

Free People Fame Straw Cowboy Hat, $58

Uncommon James Cowboy Boot Pendant Necklace, $52

Steve Madden Hayward White Leather Boots, $130

Dingo 1969 Full Bloom Leather Cowboy Boots, $170

Loft Tiered Maxi Skirt, $75

Swim Americana

Summer and swimwear go together just like fireworks and the 4th of July! Whether you plan on celebrating in the pool or at the beach, Americana swimwear is a must-have for the entire summer. A solid red or blue bikini is a classic, but don’t be afraid to add patriotic patterns to your swimwear as well! 

Imagine how cute these swimsuits would look on your next boating trip! 

Beach Riot Kori Top, $108 | Beach Riot Carlotta Bottom in Americana, $108

Beach Riot Joyce One Piece Swimsuit, $168

Free-est Farrah Crop Bikini Top, $98 | Free-est Dylan High Waist Bikini Bottoms, $98

The 50 Stars 

Stars are just as important as stripes, and we love integrating these cute shapes into our summer accessories. From jewelry to hair clips and even shoes, these star-themed pieces add the cutest touch of Americana fashion to every outfit! 

And if stars aren’t your thing, try adding a metallic shoe or bag to add a subtle sparkle to your look! 

Check out these pretty picks! 

Gorjana Super Star Flutter Necklace, $55

Gorjana 14K Gold Star Stud, $140

Free People Limelight Claw Clip, $18

Bracha She’s A Star Huggies in Gold, $40

RAID Celini Flat Sandals, $44

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