August can be a double-edged sartorial sword. On the one hand, the weather's finally conspiring in your favor, so you can wear all your lightweight frocks, patterned maxis, and rolled shorts. Yet, sur l'autre main, you can't help glancing past the sunny horizon and toward the next fashion season (perhaps not without some anxiety, we understand!) and wondering what exactly your plan of attack should be. Luckily, today's six stylish subjects are fashion-forward exemplars of how to revel in your summer wardrobe while still having one eye on the upcoming trends. Whether they're incorporating a foldover desert boot into their summery shorts-and-hat ensemble, invigorating an off-duty outfit with an exciting burst of metallic, or demurely dabbling with a ladylike look, these stalkees are armed with wardrobe inspiration to tirelessly lead you into fall. Thus, without further ado, we'll sound the call to arms and bring you the personal stylings of six new lovely ladies to help you turn that double-edged sword into a weapon of trendsetting destruction!

Woven accents look fresh with solid separates.
Lately fashion houses such as Marni, Lanvin, and Louis Vuitton are embracing a more refined look, so we were thrilled when Annie, 24, from Virginia, showed us a fresh way to get on board with this transitional-weather trend. Instead of letting this vintage-inspired aesthetic overwhelm her ensemble, we like how Annie tempered her ladylike separates with a graphic bag and au courant footwear, giving her ensemble a decidedly modern feel. To snag some of Annie's polished style, start with a monochromatic base of your choosing; while navy always looks chic, another of-the-moment option would be a head-to-toe denim look! Next, incorporate your neutral accents. We like Strawbag's Coffee Stripe Straw Shoulder Bag ($25)
Explore: Chanel, Derek Lam, Marni

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