When it comes to Fourth of July fashion, most people go the obvious route in red, white and blue apparel, but here at Fashionista we're forgoing a literal interpretation of the holiday, and instead channeling our favorite American style icons of all time.
Why? Because American women are some of the most fashionable women in the world. Need proof? Look no further than Josephine Baker's rhinestoned costumes, Sofia Coppola's elegant basics, Marilyn Monroe's bombshell bathing suits, and Courtney Love's prim take on grunge to see that the ladies of the USA have tastes as diverse as our nation itself.
There's an American style icon for everyone, just read our list below, pick your favorite and find out how to get her look.
Who needs tops when you have bras?! What good are pants without an underwear waistband showing?! All questions Gwen Stefani has answered with her oddball, sporty-meets-couture style.
The nonagenarian might be the most stylish woman in New York City. She's instantly recognizable by her bug-eye glasses and armfuls of bangle bracelets.
There's no questioning the effect Courtney Love has had on fashion. She rocks baby doll dress like it's nobody's business, can make tiaras and flower crowns cool and continues to break all the fashion rules in the best way possible.
The original sex kitten, Bettie Page set the standards that all pinups since have been held to.
With her epically mascara-ed eyes and collection of shimmering dresses, Ross epitomized the style of disco in the '70s.
Monroe could make anything look great, but it was her body-conscious dresses and white swimsuits that she'll always be remembered for.
Elizabeth Taylor is the queen of diamonds. She's also the queen of husbands, cleavage-baring dresses and bold brows. (Watch your back, Delevingne.)
She might not have considered herself a style icon, but Joplin's paisley pants, crochet sweaters and fur hats made her one to hippies everywhere.
Baker was a famous entertainer in the '20s and '30s, performing in Paris and the U.S. in elaborately decorated costumes. Prada referenced her style in its spring 2011 show, but you can get her glitzy look today with the items below.
America might have fallen in love with Jackie O's style when she was still Jackie Kennedy, but it's her late '60s, early '70s New York City style that we'll always love the most.
No one does a white suit like Katharine Hepburn. The screen star broke the mold choosing wide-leg trousers and button down shirts in lieu of the slinky dresses of the '30s and '40s.
Hutton was and is the poster child for casual chic dressing. We're also going to credit her with making bucket hats cool.
"Basic Instinct"-era Sharon Stone is the ultimate in '90s style. Her sleek outfits translated off-screen, too, although she tended to favor a wacky accessory…and still does.
Coppola is the queen of highbrow basics. She always looks casual and put-together, while still keeping an air of that je ne sais quoi.
The Olsen twins may have made fashion headlines with their Boho looks of the early aughts, but the pared-back minimalism they've exhibited over the past few years is what's gotten them numerous CFDA Awards for their line, The Row.