You’ve got the apple pie, sparklers and July 4 barbecue festivities all set. Next up?

Take a break from all your Independence Day planning and enjoy our rundown of 13 great patriotic style icons—past and present—who’ll no doubt be remembered for their country’s loyalty as well as for their sometimes over-the top (and sometimes not) ensembles.

Patriotic Style Icons

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Uncle Sam I Am


The goatee, slightly disheveled hair, and attention-getting stars ‘n’ stripes high-hat. Sigh.
It’s a little bit Aerosmith-meets-Dr. Seuss (sorry, it’s the hat. So...oh-the-places-we-will-go high) yet it’s always unmistakably associated with a serious urging to serve the country. The “I’m not about to break out that Gillette, it’s YOU I want” was a very strong call to action, no matter how distracting the too-long goatee and red bowtie.

What are some of your favorite patriotic style icons? Let us know…then get out there and enjoy your July 4! Be safe and have fun, fashionistas!