Summer is coming to a close and the pool party invites have stopped rolling in. Admittedly, we’re pretty depressed but at least we’ve got end of season sales, cool weather, and fall fashion to look forward to, right? So in the meantime, during that awkward time frame when you can’t decide whether a bomber jacket would look totally appropriate or if it’s just way too early, fall back on these 5 August essentials and soar straight through Labor Day (the symbolic end of summer) all the way into autumn!
1. LIGHT CARDIGANS
J. Crew Dream Open Cardigan, $98
(originally $128 and available in hthr dusk, hthr pumpkin, getaway green, and black)
This one’s pretty much a no-brainer. Perfect for cool summer nights and breezy autumn days, a light cardigan in a neutral color, like the one shown above, goes with practically anything. Just don’t forget to layer a warm jacket over top when the cold weather settles in and temps start to drop.
2. MAXI SKIRTS
Floor Length Ivory Skirt, $134
The perfect summer-to-fall transition piece, maxi skirts can be worn with a cotton tank during warm weather months and then paired with something a little cozier, such as a cashmere sweater, when the season fades to autumn. For a look that’s more edgy, try incorporating a black leather jacket or combat boots into the mix.
3. BRIGHT JEANS
Current/Elliott Ankle Skinny Jeans, $168
(available in dahlia, royal blue and punch)
Don’t stow away your purple denim just yet. Brights are just as chic for fall as they were for summer. So why not liven up your autumn wardrobe with a touch of loud color? Personally, we can’t get enough of these ankle skinny jeans from Current/Elliott.
4. LIGHTWEIGHT SCARVES
Kimchi Blue Oversized Floral Border Scarf, $24
(available in three different colors)
These little gems can really be rocked year round. Just toss one on in the summer to accessorize your outfit or add a playful pop of color. And then when it starts to get cold outside, wrap yourself up and stay oh so cozy and warm.
5. PEEP-TOE PUMPS
Aldo Croner, $70
(available in camel, black synthetic, and red)
The ideal shoe for summer and fall, peep-toe pumps allow your toes just enough air to breathe in the heat without freezing in the autumn. For extra height, try a peep-toe with a platform such as the one pictured above.