I'm a Shopping Specialist—Here's What to Add to Your Wardrobe in August

Is it just me, or is summer going by incredibly fast? I finally had my first weekend basking in a bikini last week, but at the office, I’m already talking about all things fall—from the must-have trends to try to pretty fall outfit ideas. I know it’s August, friends, which means we’re in that exhilarating month where it’s still absolutely gorgeous outside—perfect for wearing our strappy sandals and lightweight dresses. However, I’m also looking forward to an exciting fashion season just around the corner.

So what sartorial goodies should everyone be adding to their carts this month? As market editor and shopping specialist, it’s my job to bring you the newest, most desirable, bound-to-sell-out items on the internet, and this month does not disappoint. From pretty floral frocks for your last-minute summer getaway to trending square-toe shoes to take you into fall, below I’m sharing the coolest finds.

The Last-Minute Summer Vacation Essentials

This pretty floral dress is an Insta hit among the fashion set.

The perfect day-to-night bucket bag that marries sophistication with a free-spirited vibe.

Minimalist and chic. These will go with everything in your closet.

This flattering one-piece looks way more expensive than its price tag.

Wear with a tank top on vacation and a blazer at work.

The Fall Trends to Get Ahead Of

Leather separates will be everywhere come fall. Invest in a luxurious midi skirt you can wear to work and on the weekends.

Just add a midi dress over these trending mock-croc boots.

This affordable Zara blouse hits two of fall's biggest trends—the minty, pistachio color trend, and the tie-neck ribbon—seen all over the fall runways.

If you haven't invested in the snake-print trend, now's the time. It's blowing up on our Insta feeds as we speak.

Square toes are the new strappy sandals. This is the biggest shoe trend for fall, and you'll be seeing every fashion girl worth her salt wearing them once the leaves turn brown. Opt for square-toe boots to see you through the season.

Get the new Celine bourgeois look on a budget. A check pleated midi-skirt will nail the trend.

The biggest accessory trend of fall is unquestionably the belt. Whether narrow or wide, they were seen cinched at the waist over dresses, blazers, and coats alike. 

The New-Season Work Wardrobe

A beige blazer will be your go-to hero piece from summer to fall and beyond. 

Chain-link necklaces are a big trend for fall and look chic with blouses and crew-neck knit sweaters.

How sumptuous and elegant does this long knit dress look? Add to cart ASAP.

Say hello to the most versatile dress you'll own. Go from desk to drinks in style.

A new season calls for a new investment piece, and you can't go wrong with this Cartier beauty.

Pearls continue to be a fashion-girl favorite and are the perfect option for the office.

Loose and languid pants are the new trouser trend that will dominate this fall. Wear them as part of a slouchy suit or with a pretty blouse.

The double sweater look continues to reign supreme among the fashion crowd this season. It's the perfect fall piece.