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As government holidays go, Independence Day is stacked with some pretty enjoyable traditions. What other date gets you (and everyone you know) a day off of work, pretty much demands beer-fueled afternoon BBQing, and commences in sparklers and fireworks? On top of all that, you can dress like the flag, and it's totally cool.
In the spirit of said flag dressing, take into consideration these starred, striped, and otherwise patriotic pieces, from classy picks like a pair of Nicholas Kirkwood pumps and a Kate Moss for Topshop blouse to down 'n dirty jorts, which beg to be paired with Forever21's black and white flag crop top.