21 Summer Buys That Will Keep Working Hard for Months to Come

There’s nothing better than purchasing a piece you know will last you for several seasons. While summer is in full swing right now, and we’re excitedly stocking up on warm-weather essentials (think bucket hats, straw bags, and strappy sandals), today we’re here to share the chic summer buys you can purchase right now that will, in fact, last you long past Labor Day. (Here's to getting your money’s worth!).

From florals and mock croc to pistachio hues, these summer-to-fall trends will transition you seamlessly into the new season and keep you looking on trend until the end of the year. Some require a few extra layers once the cold weather hits, but nothing a tissue-thin turtleneck and overcoat can’t handle. Scroll below for the 21 summer buys that will keep working hard for the months to come.

Floral Dress

Florals are a versatile print that are easy to wear in summer and autumn. Luckily, we saw no lack of them on the fall runways. Just add tights, leather knee-high boots, and a blazer or coat once the cooler weather hits.

Pistachio Hues

The minty hue has been discreetly gaining momentum this summer and is set to dominate by the time fall rolls around. Opt for a luxurious-looking silky pistachio blouse or dress you can wear now and later.

Mock-Croc Bag

Mock-croc shoes and bags continue to be a huge trend next season. Try a modern and minimalist structured purse in a white, beige, or tan hue that will take you through the seasons ahead.

Slouchy Suit

Summer in the city calls for a loose and languid cream or camel suit. Luckily, the trend is huge for fall, and a relaxed-fitting suit will transition you seamlessly into the next season. Just add a sweater under your blazer. 

Cold Shoulders

One-shoulder tops and asymmetrical dresses were omnipresent on the fall runways—and there are plenty of chic offerings to wear this summer and in the months ahead.

Statement Kitten Heels

There were many different takes on kitten heels on the fall runways from punchy colors at Erdem to loafer kitten heels at Bottega Veneta and shiny hardware detailing at Dior. Whatever you choose you can wear them from meetings to margaritas in utmost style.

Puff Sleeves

There is a lot of strong sleeve action to be had this fall—big and billowy puff shoulders remain a fashion girl must. 

Safari Chic

Large pockets, sandy hues, belted waists—the safari explorer look is one we can't wait to wear this season and into the next. Opt for a khaki or camel jumpsuit to nail the trend.

Belts

If there's one standout accessory to invest in for fall, it's belts. They were seen cinched at the waist over blazers, dresses, coats, and tops on the runways. Wear yours with a floral dress this summer and over a blazer in fall.

Snake Effect

From sandals to boots and handbags, snake-print accessories will continue to work hard with every outfit in your closet in the months to come.

Lavender 

Aside from pistachio, lovely lilac is set to be a massive trend next season. It's a perfect hue to wear for summer too.

Animal Print

Animal-print pieces show no signs of slowing down this year. Whether you wear an animal-print dress with sandals in the summer or with tights and boots for fall, you'll be perfectly on trend from season to season. Try a zebra or tiger print for a modern look.

Lightweight Knits

While we may not be thinking about sweater just yet, a lightweight knit is always handy in summer for those breezy evenings and cool AC filled offices. Unquestionably, it will ferry you into fall in style.