It's True–Fashion People Will Basically Live in These 7 Outfits This August

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What do your August plans (and adjoining August outfits) look like? The surprise of an early June heatwave took my wardrobe off-kilter, and I'm not satisfied with the amount of sun I've had this Great British summer (my mind has been tricked into autumn mode)—but summer's not over quite yet!

To begin with, there are still holidays to pack for. Many of my colleagues are on a countdown for a long-overdue adventure in Greece, Italy or the south of France. Me? I'll be staycationing and enjoying the best beaches (read: pebbles) Sussex has to offer. But there are parties, weddings, office days, festivals, work events, BBQs and so many more G-cal moments in between, so a little August outfit planning isn't such a bad idea. The month is looking busy, so having an arsenal of trusty throw-on looks that work for multiple occasions is a smart move. Many of the Instagrammed looks I've documented below won't require anything new. For example, I think it's highly likely you have a fabulous dress hanging in your wardrobe and a pair of simple flat sandals that you turn to time and again. Maybe you've already invested in a pair of wide-leg tailored trousers and just need an excuse to keep on wearing them over and over again. Permission granted.

Keep scrolling to see what to wear in August, inspired by the coolest fashion people I know and with a few handy shopping picks for your reference.

1. WIDE-LEG TROUSERS + BASIC TOP

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Style Notes: It's as simple as it gets, but it just works! A white vest and slouchy black trousers will never not look chic.

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Style Notes: White and blue is a classic summer combination. The addition of tan and black accessories here gives a cool spin and an autumnal nod.

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2. "WOW" DRESS + FLAT SANDALS

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Style Notes: What could be more joyful than a (Ganni) rainbow dress? Nothing! All you need to finish this look is a pair of comfy sandals. Done.

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Style Notes: A "wow" dress like this knitted Dodo Bar Or number speaks for itself—simply combine the plainest of accessories and go.

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3. COTTON CO-ORDS

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Style Notes: Co-ords have become a staple part of our summer and winter wardrobes over the past few years, and they're still a strong zero-effort outfit idea.

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Style Notes: This Arket set did the rounds on IG last summer, brightening up feeds across the globe.

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4. BANDEAU LBD + HEELS

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Style Notes: Bandeaus are back, especially in slinky-dress form. They're great with gold jewellery.

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Style Notes: Tube styles are such an easy win for looking chic and feeling very comfortable. Don't forget to check out our edit of the best strapless bras.

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5. DENIM PENCIL SKIRT + CUTE TOP

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Style Notes: Denim skirts have been quietly returning to fashion wardrobes over the past few months. The French set is wearing pencil skirts instead of cut-off shorts for a more demure look.

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Style Notes: But your denim skirt doesn't have to be overly girlish—you can easily make one feel sporty and relaxed with canvas sneaks.

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6. MATCHING PRINTED SKIRT + TOP

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Style Notes: There's something about a printed co-ord top and skirt that always looks romantic and joyful to wear.

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Style Notes: You can bring extra personality to a set with unexpected accessories.

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8. GODDESS DRESS + FLATS

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Style Notes: Pleated, draped and normally in shades of white, these goddess dresses are simply divine.

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Style Notes: You can bring yours into the city with strappy sandals and a crossbody bag.

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Hannah Almassi
Editor in Chief

Hannah Almassi is the editor in chief of Who What Wear UK. Hannah has been part of the the Who What Wear brand since 2015, when she was hired to launch a UK sister site and social channels, localise content strategy and build out the editorial team. She joined following a seven-year tenure at Grazia magazine, where she led front-of-book news, fashion features and shopping specials as fashion news and features editor. With experience in both print and digital across fashion and beauty, Hannah has over 15 years in the field as a journalist, editor, content strategist and brand consultant. Hannah has interviewed industry heavyweights such as designers including Marc Jacobs and Jonathan Anderson through to arbiters of taste including Katie Grand and Anna Dello Russo. A skilled moderator and lecturer specialising in the shift to digital media and e-commerce, Hannah’s opinion and work has been sought by the likes of CNBC, BBC, The Sunday Times Style, The Times and MatchesFashion.com, among many others.

Hannah currently resides in Eastbourne with her photographer husband, incredibly busy toddler and highly Instagrammable cat.