The month of August is always one of mixed emotions: the days are still radiating heat, but your beach attire has migrated from your vacation-destination to your Facebook photo albums. Well, dear readers, we have the perfect pick-me-up to cure those end-of-summer blues. After all, there's no better antidote for the waning days of warm weather like some dazzling and delightful picks from our freshly stocked closet! Carpe diem and invest in that last-lusted-over pair of sunglasses (like the retro-cool Sheldrake version ($350) from Oliver Peoples Eyewear) or get a jump start on the fall competition with directional items that can be worn with either gladiator sandals or a denim jacket and closed-toe shoes (try Candela NYC's Spectator Oxfords ($198) to fly high on the wing-tip trend). The Forever 21 Fab Knit Ikat Skirt ($11) is an ideal item to anticipate temperature changes; the vibrant color is still in harmony with our sunny mood, but it will look just as smart and winter-ready with a pair of studded boots. And if after all those ensemble-enabled endorphins, the transitional weather is still making you feel cagey, pick up Alexander Wang's Cage Dress ($645) for a white you can wear well past Labor Day and straight into twilight cocktail hours. Happy shopping!

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