Your skin is exfoliated, moisturized, bronzed and glowing (good girl!)… now it’s time to match it to an outfit that’s as explosive as those fireworks. Whether you aim for a style that is classic Americana, an authentic Southern Belle, or even a true Manhattan socialite, you’ll want to look your best in the summer heat. With the help of Celebrity Stylist and Fashion Guru Lauren Rae Levy we give you 5 ways to embody the holiday spirit without channeling the American Flag.

The foundation of a great summer outfit begins with the perfect accessory, and during the Fourth of July this one will be a great conversation starter over the grill. LRL says: Wear this bejeweled bib necklace over a solid white dress and wear a red shoe or red hair accessory. Roberta Freymann by Olivia Palermo Collection, Call 212.717.7373 for purchase info.

An American Goddess? Why yes. We love this draped one shoulder jersey dress by MARC By MARC JACOBS. Keep the look youthful and fresh with an arm stacked of bangles. LRL says: Add a great white bag and a patent white shoe. Purchase at Bloomingdales.

This is the perfect dress for a beach-side fiesta. To avoid looking like a bride really jazz up the accessories. LRL says: It would look amazing with red pumps and the Roberta Freyman necklace. Purchase at Shopbop.

How’s this look for modern patriotism? This dress is a perfect statement piece for a roof top affair. LRL says: Add a blue hair accessory and call it a day. Purchase at Shopbop.

This dress by Wink fits the bill for a look that is relaxed but still interesting. The straps and contrasting colors will keep them guessing. LRL says: Complete the look by adding a red cardi and wear red shoes to match. Purchase at Shopbop.

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