August is a bit of a weird month, sartorially speaking. You can feel it in the air that summer is winding down and that soon it'll be back to business as usual. The end of summer may leave you with a bittersweet feeling in general, but August fashion, well, it's sure to leave you with a confused feeling. Let us explain. If you're like us, you're probably a bit bored with your summer wardrobe, especially now that stores and sites are churning out the latest coats, sweaters, and boots for the fall days to come. As you know, August is one of the hottest months of the year for much of the country, which means wearing a new wool coat isn't really an option. So what's a fashion girl to do in August? Turn to the trends!
Among the new trends for fall are several that you could quite feasibly start wearing today (as in, they won't make you sweat). And since it's our number one goal to ensure that your wardrobe is on point every month of the year, we took it upon ourselves to round up nine fall trends that are most appropriate for August. Read on to see them on the streets and shop our picks for each!
The metallic that was once reserved for flashy New Year's Eve dresses is now a 365-day thing. And it's not just reserved for accessories—try a slinky silver top for your next date night or a subtle silver midi skirt with a blazer at the office.
FYI: Fringed shirts are in the running to be the next statement shirts. Oh, and fringed anything is really fun to wear.
Ask any fashion person what the It color for fall is and they'll tell you red without blinking an eye. The powerful hue is only going to get bigger once fall hits.
All Feathered Out
If there ever were a time to rock feathers in August, 2017 would be the year—they were all over the fall runways, in every form. J.W.Anderson, Prada, and Chanel are on board, based on their F/W 17 runways.
No longer are zippers reserved for après ski. The detail gives a cool sporty look to just about anything, including August-appropriate pieces.
If you come across a piece that's space-themed and lightweight enough to wear in August, buy it (trust us).
The chic cowgirl look is a thing right now. To start wearing the look this month, ease into it with a pair of light-colored ankle boots, and save the fringed suede for cooler temps.
Put a Belt on It
To make everything look a little more forward this month, simply put on a flattering waist belt, as they did on the fall runways of Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton, and Alexander McQueen.
The deconstructed trend is actually easier to wear than you think. Just keep the rest of your look simple and mix things up by adding a few ladylike accessories.