The Fourth of July spawns more eye-crossing, headache-inducing fashion faux pas than any other jubilee, if you ask me. Sure, certain people don matching symbols for every holiday. Christmas-time brings reindeer monstrosities, the return to school signals the return of pencils and crayons as decorative motifs, and don’t even get me started on Halloween. But when the carefree summer attitude combines with our especially busy flag design, disaster strikes for many would-be Independence Day divas. Remember: everyone else knows it’s the Fourth of July. Your shirt does not have to remind them of that fact. Still, I appreciate wanting to be in the holiday moment– I used to be an elementary school teacher, after all. And so, I bring you a few tips for making sure your Fourth of July outfit isn’t a dud.