Nothing says 4th of July nails and 4th of July fashion like red, white, and blue — with a dash of stars and stripes. This Independence Day, up your style game by donning Made in the USA fashion pieces from ethical and sustainable brands. Then match them with a patriotic dip mani inspired by the US flag colors.
To help you prep for your Independence Day gathering with family or friends, here are some 4th of July fashion ideas and acrylic dip nail inspo from Dipwell's Dipper Club's lovely members.
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1. Wear your stripes
Show your patriotic spirit with this style staple that looks good on anybody. Choose between horizontal and vertical stripes, bold and subtle stripes, colored and monochromatic black-and-white stripes... the stripey choices are endless. You can also think outside the striped top and wear red, white, or blue striped pants. Or the Easy Pants - Sage Stripe by Dazey LA. The statement stripes on this extra high fitted waist pants add that perfect extra touch to any outfit.
MADE IN THE U.S.A. ART APPAREL
Dazey LA is an art apparel with a mission to empower women through conversation and community. Their products are hand drawn and handmade to order in Los Angeles — a business practice that ensures they're contributing zero waste and positive impact to the environment. Dazey LA's production process is fully ethical. Their garment workers are paid a living wage and they work in clean, safe facilities.
4TH OF JULY DIP MANIS TO MATCH STRIPED PANTS
What better 4th of July nail art to pair with statement stripes than a multicolor, glittery dip nail design that's equally bold and statement-making. Go ahead — show your stripes with pride and make your dip powder manicure sparkle.
Dip powder colors featured: GL 25 (Deep Cobalt Blue), GL 37 (Rich Red), and GL 44 (Ultra Sparkly White & Silver). Image by Carissa Jonak. "I also used the base/finish before & after dipping colors for the first time and I think it really helped set my colors!" she said.
A cool dip nail look to rock this Fourth of July. Image by Kim Osborne Townsend. To recreate this color block nail art, refer to this tutorial for a similar style.
4th of July dip nail art that's definitely fun to try if you have short dip nails. Dip powder colors featured: GL 44 (Ultra Sparkly White & Silver), GL 31 (Classic Deep Red), GL 25 (Deep Cobalt Blue). Image by Amber Marie Thorne.
Sparkly red, white, and blue dip nails you'd be proud to show off. Image by Tasia Bloom.
Dip powder featured: GL 27 (Iridescent Glitter), GL 44 (Ultra Sparkly White & Silver), and CL 04 (Vibrant Blue). Image by Melanie Flesh. "One hand I dipped into the GL 44; the other I poured it over the blue. Did the same for the red and blue nail," she said.
2. Go for a floral print getup
Add some festive blooms in any Fourth of July festivities with a flowery ensemble that you can rock from daytime to nighttime. It's totally optional, but you may choose to pick a print with red, white, or blue flowers to exude the Independence Day spirit. Just like the Bri Mini Dress from Past Life The Collective, which also has adjustable straps and ties, so you can make it more fitted or more flowy.
MADE IN THE U.S.A. SLOW FASHION
Past Life The Collective is a Colorado-based brand that creates slow fashion using deadstock — the leftover fabric that other fashion houses would usually just burn down or throw in a landfill. They're literally turning garbage into gold and taking care of the environment in the process. Past Life The Collective does fashion drops in small batches and doesn't restock, so shop fast!
4TH OF JULY DIP MANIS TO GO WITH A FLORAL DRESS
Apply a red, white, or blue-themed dip manicure to pair with a floral Independence Day outfit. Want more than one color scheme? Use all three shades.
The perfect summer red dip powder mani — with watermelon on top. Dip powder color featured: CL 26 (Rosy Red). Image by Ashton Monks Marshall.
Minimalist dip mani that sparkles during the day and even at night. Dip powder color featured: GL 44 (Ultra Sparkly White & Silver). Image by Aubrey Peters.
Another 4th of July multicolor dip powder manicure, but this time make it negative space style. And we've got step by step instructions for creating this look - click here to watch the tutorial!
3. Choose casual chambray clothing
Relax into an easy, breezy Independence Day with the lightweight cousin of denim. You can opt for an effortlessly stylish monochromatic look or mix and match a chambray piece with a top or bottom made of another fabric. Try Ash & Rose's buttery soft Pleated Chambray Button-down with front pockets and adjustable roll tab sleeves.
MADE IN THE U.S.A. BOUTIQUE FOR THE MODERN ROMANTIC
Ash & Rose is a Boston-based boutique that believes in shopping thoughtfully and intentionally. They only carry brands that meet at least 2 of their 18 criteria for ethical and sustainable fashion. When shopping on Ash & Rose's website, you can filter your options by impact and select "Made in MA" or "Made in the USA", among other choices.
4TH OF JULY DIP MANIS THAT PAIR WELL WITH CHAMBRAY
Complement the understated elegance of the chambray with a pop of red, white, and blue dip color and accent marble nails for that extra oomph.
To recreate the marble accent nails, follow the How To Do Multicolor Marble Nails With This Dip Powder Design tutorial. Dip powder color featured: CL 06 (Fire Engine Red). Image by Heather Cross.
Red dip powder mani with a marble accent nail. Dip powder color featured: NE 21 (Deep Scarlet). Image by Lexie Bayazid.
White dip powder mani with a marble accent nail. Image by Megan Carter.
Blue dip powder mani with a marble accent nail. Image by Areli Soto.
4. Embrace the lace
Can you wear lace in the summer? Of course, you can! This elegant essential is ideal for... any occasion, really. And that includes the Fourth of July. Add a little bit of red or blue lace to your celebration, or go for the classic white. Check the Fabienne Crochet Dress of Amour Vert — an all-over lace midi dress featuring a straight fit and 3/4 length sleeves with ruffled cuffs.
MADE IN THE U.S.A. ECO-FRIENDLY CLOTHING
Amour Vert ethically crafts their clothing within a few miles of their San Francisco office, which means less carbon footprint, and they can even visit the factories to ensure fair wages and treatment of the workers. They also use the most sustainable, traceable, and eco-friendly raw fibers and materials available. When you buy a tee from Amour Vert, they will even plant a tree.
4TH OF JULY DIP MANIS TO GO WITH A LACE DRESS
Pair an intricate lace pattern with an artful Independence Day dip manicure. Get creative with nail bling, stencil, or decal.
Independence Day dip mani with patriotic butterflies — an alternative to stars and stripes. Dip powder colors featured: CL 26 (Rosy Red), GL 16 (Glitter), CL 04 (Vibrant Blue), and French White. Image by Katherine Alejandra Zambrano.
Check out this tutorial if you want to give your dip powder nails the matte look. Dip powder colors featured: CL 09 (Ultra Deep Red), CL 04 (Vibrant Blue, and GL 44 (Ultra Sparkly White & Silver). Image by Daniela Kelley.
5. Mix and match outfits
When you run out of 4th of July style ideas, a simple mixing and matching of red, white, and blue fashion items do the job — from tops to bottoms and all the accessories. Try The Classic Capsule curated by Vetta Capsule. Choose the white and navy wardrobe essentials, then accessorize them with something red. Voila! You now have a capsule wardrobe that could take you from Independence Day and beyond.
MADE IN THE U.S.A. CAPSULE WARDROBE ESSENTIALS
Vetta Capsule is passionate about helping their customers build a more thoughtful wardrobe. With each capsule, they provide the option to mix and match 5 pieces to make 30 outfits. Their clothing is produced in a family-run factory in New York and other partner factories in Los Angeles. Vetta Capsule also uses sustainable fabrics in all of their designs.
4TH OF JULY DIP MANIS TO MIX AND MATCH WITH A RED, WHITE, AND BLUE OUTFIT
When it comes to your Independence Day dip manicure, you don't have to stick to one style only. You can pair glossy nails with glittery nails for a multifinish dip mani in red, white, and blue.
Cheers to a fabulous 4th of July dip mani. Dip powder colors featured: NE 09 (Crimson Red), GL 44 (Ultra Sparkly White & Silver), and GL 42 (Medium Blue Glitter). Image by Jordan Nicole Johnson-Olson.
Mix and match red, white, and blue dip powder nails in different finishes. Image by Kati LaDue.
Flag-themed dip mani with a glitter accent nail to get you into the holiday spirit. Dip powder colors featured: CL 04 (Vibrant Blue), CL 26 (Rosy Red), and GL 44 (Ultra Sparkly White & Silver). Image by Cheryl Lyman.
Show off your patriotic colors in a multifinish dip mani. Dip powder colors featured: PA 03 (Bright Periwinkle), NE 17 (Bright Magenta), and GL 44 (Ultra Sparkly White & Silver). Image by Madisanne Shady.
6. Red, white, or blue accessories
Complete your Fourth of July look with accessories, such as hats or bags. Wasi Clothing offers both of these items, and they even have blankets you can use for any Fourth of July event — from a cookout in the park to a picnic at the beach. Highly recommend their handmade No Me Molestes Bucket Hat to shield your eyes from the summer sun in style.
MADE IN THE U.S.A. HANDMADE TEXTILES
Wasi Clothing is a Brown-Latina-owned, Bolivian-American small business. They sell sustainable products that are handmade in Los Angeles by a diverse team of people of color. Tune in to this Girlboss Radio episode and hear about how Wasi Clothing founder and owner Vanessa Acosta grew her business and tripled her sales during the pandemic.
4TH OF JULY DIP PEDI TO MATCH YOUR HAT
If you want to commit to the red, white, and blue theme from hat to toe, this 3-color patriotic dip pedi is for you.
"4th of July toenails￼￼ are done! Definitely more of a challenge but well worth it," said Dipwell's Dipper Club member Ashlee Gioimo.
Want to use dip powder on your toenails, too? Follow the Dip Pedicure: How to Create Dip Powder Toes tutorial if you're new to dip powder pedis.
Dip powder color featured: French White
But 4th of July nail colors don't always necessarily have to be red, white, or blue. Upgrade your dip powder pedicure with vibrant summer shades from Dipwell's Jelly Dip Powder Collection.
Celebrate Independence Day With an All-American Fashion & Dip Nails
Show your patriotism whether it's through fashionable clothing and dip powder manicure with a subtle red, white, and blue hues or a bold style accentuated by an explosion of vivid red, white, and blue colors. It's one of the most playful trends of the season that you can experiment with, and now it's your turn to put your own spin on this summer nail design. Snap a photo of your 4th of July fashion or 4th of July dip nails, and share it with us at DipWell's Dipper Club on Facebook or @dipwellnails on Instagram (along with the hashtag #DoYouDipWell). Happy 4th!