06/28/2012 01:52 EDT | Updated 07/05/2012 09:29 EDT

Canada Day Fashion: Wearing Your Patriotism In Style (PHOTOS)

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We love our country, that's undeniable. But our nation's birthday is often served with a side of over-the-top outfits (cue photo of Canada flag umbrella hat).

We're not saying we won't be sporting some temporary tattoos or waving a giant flag -- but it's definitely possible to keep your base outfit patriotic while also being casual and stylish and fun. Because that's what celebrations are for right? Fun!

So this year, we've found some items that are not only practical for Canada Day but will also take you beyond the stat holiday. These items both represent our national pride and make great pieces to add to our closet.

Don't forget the sunscreen, and keep hydrated while you hang around the BBQ pit. And people, let's keep the amount of maple leafs we wear to a minimum.

Here are our picks for this Canada day. Do you know what you're wearing? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter:

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