Perfectly patriotic style for the 4th of July (that will also become closet staples)

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It's almost officially summer (hello, June 21st!) and that means it's almost July 4th. Whether you're traveling to the beach for a long weekend, hitting up your city's fireworks display or planning to throw a backyard barbecue, you're going to want to be decked out in red white and blue.

But don't worry, while we love the cute, super patriotic gear option, we also firmly believe that clothes you buy shouldn't just be clothes you love but also become staples in your wardrobe.

So click through below to see and shop our favorite reds, whites and blues (with some stripes here and there, natch) -- we've even explained why each piece is exactly what you need in your life this summer.

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Patriotic style (that can also become closet staples)
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Patriotic style (that can also become closet staples)

This gorgeous red slip dress will take you from day to night.

Topshop Crisscross Strap Slipdress, $55.00

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You can't go wrong with a classic white boho top -- whether paired with cutoff shorts or a cute skirt for work.

Mango Crochet panel blouse, $39.99

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We're obsessed with anything off-the-shoulder, and the stripes make this that much better.

EVERLY Stripe Off the Shoulder Dress, $46.00

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Red heels are a must... for life.

Stuart Weitzman NearlyNude Sandal, $398.00

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Another summer staple? White jeans -- if you don't have a favorite pair yet, we definitely recommend these from Paige.

Paige Denim Hoxton Ankle Skinny Jeans, $189.00

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Summer is for crop tops and stripes, so why not do both with this cute top?

Mango Striped crop top, $24.99 

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Give an elegant nod to the red white and blue with this gorgeous necklace. 

Bvlgari Diva's Dream Necklace, $1,700

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We love the flippy skirt on this striped dress -- makes it that much more fun.

Clu Long Sleeve Ruffle Tee Dress, $174.00

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Blue and Red Bikini, $49.99 at Marshalls stores
 

This shirt is a classic, one you'll have for years.

rag & bone 'Kacy' Reversible Off the Shoulder Tunic Top, $375.00

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We can see these new sneakers from Cole Haan becoming your go-to, all summer long.

Cole Haan GrandPrø Tennis Sneaker, $130.00

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It's totally Americana, but it's not too in-your-face. Perfect!

Shoshanna Pandora Knit Dress, $213.00

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Eyelet has been top of our list for the last few seasons, and we're obsessing over this red skirt.

Mango Embroidered cotton skirt, $54.99 

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Okay, so maybe not a closet staple, but you can whip it out again next year! 

Forever 21 Stars And Stripes Baseball Cap, $9.90

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This gorgeous saddle bag has just the slightest hint of blue -- it's basically the new neutral.

Cuyana Mini Saddle Bag, $195

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Tucked into white jeans (or blue!) this shirt is a perfect breezy summer button-up.

Warm Lou Shirt, $258.30

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This one will be a total staple -- for work, for brunch, for family parties.

Mango Pleated trim blouse, $49.99

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It's summer, how can you possibly deny needing these cute cutoffs?

rag & bone/JEAN 'The Cutoff' Denim Shorts, $165.00

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We love these for anyone with a nautical nod in their wardrobe -- they're just for you!

Ancient Greek Sandals Thais Crisscross Striped Sandals, $280.00

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These sunglasses have just the right pop of red -- and a cute retro vibe.

Bvlgari Bvlgari Sunglasses, $320

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One of those pieces you'll wear all summer long. 

Mango Ruffled jumpsuit, $79.99

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For those of you with abs you want to show off this summer -- a cute crochet top is just right. 

Forever 21 Cropped Crochet Halter Top, $15.90

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It's elegant but also subtly sexy -- win-win!

Leith Tie Front Dress, $72.00

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On warm summer days, you'll be so glad off-the-shoulder is a trend.

Mango Off shoulder dress, $24.99

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White Perforated Tote, $29.99 at Marshalls stores

Another wardrobe staple, you'll love these shorts for years to come.

KUT from the Kloth 'Catherine' Denim Boyfriend Shorts, $46.20

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So comfy and so cute -- that color, right?!

Mango Linen shorts, $19.99

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Pretty in polka dots is never a bad thing.

Hinge Print Split Neck Top, $58.00

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This flowy halter dress is in the perfect shade of navy, and can easily be dressed up or down.

Mango Halter neck dress, $34.99

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We can attest that the Pinch Weekender might be the most comfortable shoes ever -- and they come in a bevy of cute colors.

Cole Haan Pinch Chambray Weekender, $80.00

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What's more American than a jean jacket? 

J Brand Harlow Trucker Jacket, $238.00

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