It's hard not to get excited about dressing for fall — after all, it is the fashion-girl's favorite season. But while we have been busy dreaming about woolly layers and Chelsea boots, one thing is quite clear: it's still summer, and it will be for a while longer. Instead of forcing our sweaty limbs into long sleeves, we thought we'd take to Pinterest for some fun ways to spice up our summer looks.
And boy did our fave pinners deliver: just when we were bored with sandals, we find some with super-rad embellishments. Need proof that you can pair a shirt with a skirt and look fresh? It's on Pinterest, pinkie swear! Beating the heat has never looked so dang good.
Click through for our favorite late-summer inspiration shots, and let us know what you're still stoked about wearing even as the summer dwindles (and temps stay high).
What to Wear on a Scorcher
You know when it's so hot outside that you can't imagine a scenario tempting enough to make you leave the comfort of A/C? This oufit is for those days.
Wearing a Massive Tee Can Be Chic...
...provided that that tee is by Givenchy... But in all seriousness: all you need to keep cool on the hottest days is a no-fuss, too-long t-shirt. A cool graphic (scary dog or no) is optional. Bonus points: Can't you see this look transitioning perfectly into fall with some tights and a cardi?
Rocking the Trends, Not Wearing them Out
It doesn't get more trendy than this outfit: white-leather vest, floral romper, studded sunglasses. While that could be a disastrous, fashion victim combo, this outfit ends up looking super fresh. While the playsuit may still be controversial, florals never are, and neither is a stark white during the summer.
Easy Peasy Prep
What a fun look: a crayon-box zig-zag dress and matching pop-of-color bag and shoes. Add a chic updo (looks good and keeps you cool, duh) and retro-inspired shades, and you're back on the path of inspiring summer looks.
Trendy but Fresh
Just when we thought we'd seen every type of studded sandal, these Jeffrey Cambells came along. We were starting to pine for our future fall booties, but these have us trying to savor a little more of summer.
Or, You Can Trade Studs in for Bows
More girly-girl than tough-girl? These double-bow sandals may just be your next favorite summer shoe. The black keeps them classic, and the unusual styling keeps them fresh. Better yet, these look rather DIY-able, don't you think?
Brown is like, the color for fall and beyond. But match a chocolate-milkshake-colored top with a chocolate-syrup leather skirt — like this great street-style pin — and you've got a surprisingly fresh summer look.
How to keep your summer LWD from being too prepy? Look for one with a fun detail, like some subtly cool ombre or dip-dyeing. This pin-subject tops off the look with a sparkly clutch and statement jewels.
Suits for Summer
You know when you want to wear a suit but it's like, a gajillion degrees outside? Check out this pin next time and that desire might stick around. A medium-blue linen shorts-suit with a loose white tee? Perfection!
Neutral's Not Boring
A simple shirt-and-skirt combo can be reinvented, with the right pieces. A plain white tee and a crisp khaki-colored skirt are apparently all it takes, as this pin proves.