The great thing about dressing patriotic in America is that our colors go so well together. Chances are, you already have loads of red, white and blue in your wardrobe -- just be careful not to look like a walking flag this Monday. Instead, try mixing textures and adding neutral colors to create a more modern Independence Day outfit.

In our look, we mixed a basket weave hat with tight ruffles, and shiny patent shoes, to create a chic, balanced look. Happy Fourth of July, baby.

1. Fleeting Peony Hat, $78 

2. J Brand Skinny Jeans in Bright Red, $176

3. Pinstripped Bag in Navy, $148

4. DV by Dolce Vita Wentz Loafer in Blue, $89

5. Palenque Necklace, $198

6. Topshop Cream Circle Trim Sheer Shell Top, $70


Lily Ko (lily.7x7 @ studied fashion design and merchandising at Central Saint Martins and the Academy of Art University. In addition to writing for 7x7, Lily is an editor at SF Station, works as a freelance stylist and covers food, fashion and fun on her blog, Curated SF.