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You’ve got a big weekend ahead: There’s the neighborhood barbecue, the local parade, your berry tiramisu to make and exploding fire to watch. Rifling around the back of your closet for that flag tee? Eh, not on the agenda. Consider these six elevated outfit combos, so you can still wave the flag but not feel obligated to wear it.

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Team Red With White Accessories

Chances are you already have some kind of red dress, shirt or skirt hanging in your closet. Instead of rushing out for a pair of espadrilles, use your favorite white shoes and accessories to style up the look. Bonus: This get-up transitions well into dinner, post-fireworks.

Get the look: Old Navy dress ($24); Madewell duster ($178); Marc Fisher heels ($170)

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Go for Muted Tones

Primary colors can be a bit much. Rather, focus on an understated print that you can pair with white sneaks.

Get the look: Charles Henry dress ($118); Keds sneakers ($55); Rebecca Minkoff bag ($295)

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Give Florals a Patriotic Spin

Oh, your floral dress also happens to be blue and red? Add a white bag and call it a day.

Get the look: Chelsea28 dress ($49); Mansur Gavriel bag ($475)

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Use Makeup to Your Advantage

Chambray is always a good idea. You know what else is great? A bright red lip. What’s more patriotic than that?

Get the look: Rachel Roy dress ($95); Old Navy top ($32); Lipstick Queen lipstick ($24); Lizzie Fortunato earrings ($185)

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Keep it Streamlined

So you actually have the perfect shorts for such a holiday? Tuck in a structured button down and take the look from costume-y to classy. 

Get the look: Sézane shorts ($105); Old Navy blouse ($18); Chelsea28 bag ($49)

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