In the spirit of our fine nation and its independence (and an extra-long holiday weekend!) I’ve compiled some of my favorite red, white and blue things for the summer.

Red can be an intimidating color, but here are some easy ways to integrate red into your wardrobe this summer.

Christian Louboutin does some amazing shoes and I especially love his wedges. Check out these that have a touch of red, as well as the signature red sole.

christian louboutin wedges on for $535

For a more affordable option, I adore this Forever21 geometric print dress. It’s effortless and so on trend!

forever21 print dress for $19.80

Red lips are the perfect way to top off any summer outfit. Either with a tee shirt and jeans or glamourous night on the town. This YSL color is not only great with all skin tones, but comes with SPF!

ysl rouge volupte at sephora for $34

White is essential to any summer wardrobe – it’s so ethereal and whimsical. Obviously sunglasses are an important part of any ensemble, but they are also necessary for sun protection. These Marc Jacobs are so chic!

Marc Jacobs sunglasses

Also an important part of protection, is sunscreen. One of the best on the market is La Roche-Posay Anthelios. It does the job and is perfect for those obsessed with beauty (and those who want to pay for the best).

La Roche-Posay anthelios sunscreen at cvs for $32

A summer outfit is not complete without the perfect white bag. I love this easy Rebecca Minkoff crossbody bag with zipper details. It’s ideal for going out at night or riding your cruiser around when you don’t want to take too much with you.

rebecca minkoff bag at nordstrom for $195

Blue is one of my favorite colors, and I found some cool blue pieces for summer. I love this bikini from J. Crew. It’s so preppy!

J.Crew chambray bikini

Enjoy celebrating the fourth in style!