August 18, 2021News
August is a funny time for our closets. It’s still summer (technically) but it can start to feel like the early days of autumn. August is the definition of a ‘transitional’ month, meaning you’ll find yourself pulling from both the summer and autumn sections of your closet to create fashion looks. By this stage in the summer, we’re all tired of repeating the same six outfits every week. August is your last chance to get the most out of your summer closet, while letting you have the first chance to start experimenting with autumn essentials.
It’s time to wear your favourite floral dress, grab a staple accessory, and throw on the slingback shoes you’ve been saving for a special occasion. By the time October rolls around, you don’t want to be regretting not making the most out of August when you had it. While we never know what the weather will be like in August, we’ve been busy rounding up some of our favourite fashion looks. It might be a heatwave one day and a storm the next.
While we believe that maxi dresses are a year round staple, they become an essential that we all live in during the summer. Don’t be afraid to get the most out of your maxi dress during the final weeks of August. The beauty of a maxi dress is how easy they are to style. You can dress it up with stilettoes or keep it casual with on-trend dad sandals for a laidback look. If your maxi dress is sleeveless, then you want to grab a cardigan or some light knitwear to throw over your shoulders.
Another dress that you want to experiment with in August is a ‘trent’ dress. With Coachella and most music festivals being cancelled, August is the last chance the most of us have to channel the bohemian chic of a maxi tent dress. Add a classic slingback heel for an elevated look or keep it more casual with leather sandals. We’ve already confessed our love for maxi dresses and summer is the perfect time to get the most out of wearing a massive maxi dress. If you want to make it more ladylike, add a top handle bag and some oversized sunglasses.
One thing to consider when it comes to the month of August is that the leaves are already starting to change. While the temperatures are still high, you can start to add darker hues to your every look. Don’t be afraid to swap out your summer pastel shades for deeper hues to add a touch of autumn to your look. The perfect August outfit would be to take your favourite summer-time silhouette, like a pleated midi-skirt, and choose an on-trend shade of green with a pop of colour.
We’ve all converted to living in our sneakers, whether it’s with athleisure or a maxi dress. When it comes to dresses, we’ve mainly been styling longer dresses with sneakers, but August is the perfect time to switch it up and wearing a mini skirt with your sneakers. If you’ve been building a summer tan, this outfit is a way you can show off your glowing skin. What we love about wearing sneakers with a mini skirt or dress is that it instantly gives it a casual look. If there’s a dress you’ve been holding onto all summer and looking for an excuse to wear, you can add sneakers instead of heels to make them more wearable.
Think of the outfits that professional tennis players wear on the court. You can keep it athleisure-inspired with a monochromatic colour theme or go all out with a tweed mini dress and white sneakers. If you’re not a fan of mini dress or skirts, you can swap out the garment for a flouncy romper to beat the last of the summer heat.
Alfresco dining is all the rage as the world slowly starts to reopen. Our social calendars are finally starting to fill up again with everything from drinks with friends to wedding receptions and birthday brunches. August is the perfect time to treat yourself toa new mini bag to carry around your essentials. When the autumn and winter comes, we tend to need to a few more essentials with us than just our lipgloss and debit card.
If you’re heading out to town, a mini bag is your ultimate plus-one. It should be just big enough to carry your essentials without weighing your down. You can use a mini bag as a way to add a pop of colour to your outfit.
August is in that in-between stage. Summer is coming to an end, but autumn hasn’t started yet. It’s the definition of a transitional month. If there’s one thing that unites both summer and autumn, it’s printed garments. Don’t be afraid to pull out your favourite printed staple and style it with a monochrome look. Nothing pops more than a floral or animal print against a black dress or top.
One of the biggest trends in fashion right now is the cottagecore aesthetic. We love the puff sleeves that are synonymous with the niche, and they’ve become more wearable than ever before. We think August is the perfect time to ‘go big or go home’. Pick up a dress with a puff sleeve or go more casual with a peplum top for the same look. The secret to adding volume to your outfit is to balance it out with a slimmer silhouette. If you’re wearing a dress, choose a slim stiletto to slim-down your look. If you’re wearing a peplum top, choose a straight-leg trouser or denim jeans to contrast with the volume of your sleeve.
If you can’t mix and match prints in the summer, when can you? If you’re not sure about how to mix and match prints, keep them all in the same colour family for a more cohesive look. The prints don’t need to be an exact match and the hues can be darker or lighter than each other. Wearing different shades of blue or pink can help you get the most out of your summer closet before autumn arrives.
Some people love autumn more than summer. If this is you, it’s not too early to start wearing your autumn closet. It’s easy to think that beige is just a boring hue, but it can be an elevated staple that you can make more interesting by incorporating gold hues and an investment piece, like a leather handbag. Beige can help you get ready for autumn without turning your back on summer style. Adding gold hues through your accessories can help to give your outfit some warmth and lift the beige hue to make it appear brighter and more summer-appropriate.
Another closet staple that is making a resurgence is lace. The cottagecore aesthetic is turbo-charging the resurgence of lace, which is an elevated alternative to basic pieces like a white t-shirt or a black dress. What we love about lace is that it works for any occasion and is easy to dress up or down as a staple piece. Lace helps to add texture to your outfit, which you can contrast with a ruffle skirt or denim jeans.
August is the last chance you’ll get to wear an open back dress to work on your summer tan. When September comes around, autumn starts to go into full swing and the temperatures drop. Whether you’re heading away on a tropical vacation or going for drinks in the pub with your friends, enjoy what is left of the sun with a backless dress. It’s also the perfect opportunity to show off your summer tan – whether it’s a classic tan or from a bottle. A backless dress is sexy and a functional way to try and beat the heat.
Another summer staple that you want to get the most out of in August is your shorts. If you’re heading to dinner with friends or brunch with your BFF, style your printed shorts with a lady-like blouse to find the perfect spot between a dressed up and casual look. If you’re experimenting with a print, keep your blouse minimalistic with a neutral hue.
August is the last chance to get the most out of your summer closet. When you’re planning your outfits, don’t be afraid to keep experimenting with colour and add contrasting texture. It’s also never too early to start bringing out your autumn favourites and incorporating them into your outfits as transitional pieces.
What outfits are you planning on wearing in August? What styling trends will you be trying out? Let us know in the comments below!
2020 was the year that street style went digital. Instead of fashion photographers being able to snap photos of fashionistas on their way to Fashion Week, Instagram and TikTok took centre stage. While this means that street style – in its purest form – was put on hold – it doesn’t mean we weren’t treated to a few trends during the pandemic. With the world starting to open back up again, you can expect to see a return to street style on your social media feeds. We’re waiting to see if the pandemic trends will carry through, or if people will turn to more glamorous pieces.
Tonal styling has been one of the biggest trends in recent seasons, with no sign of slowing down. While colour blocking was the ‘it’ trend of the 2010s, the tonal dress is the breakout style for this decade. Dressing from head-to-toe in one tonal shade is an art form. It’s a way of making any outfit look instantly chic and it’s a styling tip that you can use any time of the year. It’s a bold statement, especially if you decide to go with a vibrant colour like red or fuchsia pink. The tonal dress is effortless glamour and sophistication, making even your gym gear look more elevated. We’ve rounded up our tips for dressing in one colour in this handy guide to help you master the trend.
Once the temperatures start to rise and we get the first taste of spring, we all head straight to the back of our closets to grab our favourite dresses. After the last year of living through a global pandemic and wearing nothing but loungewear, we’re all ready to get back into some spring dresses. We think it’s time we all treated ourselves to a few new dresses to celebrate the spring and the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel.
Summer is right around the corner. It’s time to dig into the back of your closet and find the sandals that have been gathering dust since last September. You can wave goodbye to your ankle boots and pre-pandemic heels. This summer is all about sandals. With the popularity of athleisure and activewear, its no surprise that sandals have become the ‘it’ shoe of the season for 2021. They’re the perfect alternative to sneakers if you want to shake up your summer closet. These shoes are the easiest to style during the summer and deserve a spot at the front of your closet.