31 Fabulous Outfit Ideas for Every Day in August
The end of the summer is near, and while we’re not quite ready to pack up the rosé and pool floats just yet, we are pretty tired of our same-old, same-old outfits (aka the dreaded summer style rut). The solution: Let these 31 fashionable gals inspire your August wardrobe so you can go back to focusing on that beach-read thriller. Here are the best styling ideas to try every day this month.
Add at Least One Printed Item
Pairing a black top with black pants? Always sleek. But topping an all-black outfit with a tropical kimono? Much more interesting.
Rock a Tent Dress With Confidence
If there was ever a time for a massive maxi, this is it. Lean into the look with oversize sunglasses and a compact crossbody.
Try a Business-Casual Weekend
Break Out Those Old T-Shirts
Yep, we're talking about your worn-in college tees and now "vintage" vacation souvenir shirts. They're an easy, comfortable way to make a crisp midi skirt and heels feel weekend-ready.
Pair Bright with Brighter
Super-bright primary colors are trending, and while you could play it safe and wear just one vibrant hue at a time, we think Coterie member Jaclynn Brennan's combo of electric yellow, neon red and ice blue is the best way to rock it.
Wear Head-to-Toe White
Who doesn’t love a monochromatic look? But that often leads to all-black everything. (Been there; done that.) Switch things up with a seasonal stark white.
Embrace Trendy Animal Prints
Supersize Your Earrings
We're not just talking big, we're talking shoulder-grazing giant-bauble big. The trick is to find a pair that is light enough to wear all day, like Coterie member Taye Hansberry's stunners.
Tie a Scarf Through Your Belt Loops
A brightly printed scarf can double as a statement-making belt like that. Best worn with an otherwise straightforward outfit.
Or Just Your Robe
Not quite ready to step out in head-to-toe sleepwear? A silk kimono makes a great warm-weather jacket alternative and is still right on trend.
Carry a Clear Handbag
This funky trend isn't going away any time soon, so why not have some fun with it? Pro tip: Keep your belongings in brightly colored pouches within the PVC tote to maintain some level of privacy.
Give a Nod to the Season Ahead
Trendy off-the-shoulder top? Check. Floaty floral midi? You betcha. Fur-trimmed shoes? Um, what? But really, we love the way Coterie member Monroe Steele was able to incorporate one of fall's coziest trends into an otherwise perfectly summery ensemble.
Dig That Fanny Pack Out of Your Closet
Sick of leather straps sticking to your shoulders? Embrace the power of the fanny pack (or wallet belt, if you want to sound fancy) and become the street-style star you were born to be.
Add a Wide-Brim Hat
When all else fails, throw on your favorite basics and top it all off with a chic straw hat.