31 Perfect August Outfits

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August 1

New month, new outlook. Dress happy. Click through to shop the look.


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August 2

ATalented Mr. Ripley sort of vibe is never not a good thing. Click through to shop the look.


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August 3

Step up your skirt game. When they're good enough, you can wear boring basics on the rest of your body and no one will even notice. Click through to shop the look.


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August 4

Choose a printed dress that's not just long in length, but long in the sleeves, too. It's very Rachel-Zoe-shopping-in-West-Hollywood. Click through to shop the look.
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August 5

Mondays are rough. Cheery pencil skirts can help your mood. It's a fact. Click through to shop the look.


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August 6

Buy a skort. It lets you go for higher hemlines without any "am I flashing people?" worries. Click through to shop the look.
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August 7

Make a barely-there slip dress look more stylized just by adding shoes in the same color. Click through to shop the look.


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August 8

Winter makes for some snagging and layering issues with beaded stuff, so bust it out while it's still warm. Click through to shop the look.


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August 9

It's Friday. Transition your work shift to a dinner party by softening it with delicate gold jewelry. Click through to shop the look.
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August 10

Dress up your cutoffs with heels and a Chanel-esque tweed jacket for a change. Your slouchy t-shirt and Keds aren't going anywhere. Click through to shop the look.


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August 11

Tiptoe into the crop top trend by pairing it with a high-waisted skirt in the same color or print. Click through to shop the look.


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August 12

Ain't nothing better with a summery white dress than a straw accessory, be it a hat or a bag or whatever. Click through to shop the look.


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August 13

Printed dress, bright lipstick, loose waves: it's about as fail-safe as you can get for an outdoor party or drinks at some trendy rooftop bar. Click through to shop the look.


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August 14

Mix it up a bit and pair your standby black dress with accessories that pack some punch. If Kate Moss does it, it's a good idea. Click through to shop the look.


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August 15

When it's too hot to layer, play with textures and see-through elements instead. Click through to shop the look.
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August 16

Every girl needs an easy chambray dress for running weekend errands. Click through to shop the look.


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August 17

It's Saturday. Be that girl at brunch in the overalls and t-shirt looking slightly cooler than everybody else. Click through to shop the look.
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August 18

Horn jewelry makes everything better. Even already-awesome outfits. Click through to shop the look.


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August 19

Shorts suits are the best sort of fashion oxymoron: fun professional. Click through to shop the look.


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August 20

Leave it to our favorite French fashion editor to figure out the coolest way to top a pencil skirt: with a white bomber jacket. Slightly irreverent, totally awesome. Click through to shop the look.


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August 21

'70s-style flared denim is probably the easiest way to stand out from the pack and still look classic. Click through to shop the look.


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August 22

Pick an animal print top like this one: muted, so it feels a little more sophisticated. Click through to shop the look.


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August 23

It's just so quintessentially "cool French girl." Click through to shop the look.


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August 24

Mood-improving pants should be a necessity for every wardrobe. Click through to shop the look.


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August 25

Can't get much more summery than picnic-ready gingham. Enjoy it while you can. Click through to shop the look.


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August 26

Highlighter-bright colors are already "look at me!", so they work best in looser silhouettes. Click through to shop the look.


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August 27

Steer a maxi dress out of boho territory by anchoring it with sharp oxfords instead of strappy sandals. Click through to shop the look.
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August 28

Dress up usually-relaxed striped shirts with pretty skirts and heels. How very Jenna Lyons. Click through to shop the look.


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August 29

If skintight white denim scares you, try wide-leg white pants instead. They're often more flattering, and they're almost always more glamorous. Click through to shop the look.


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August 30

Shirts with collars but without sleeves are the only thing we want to wear on way-too-hot days. Click through to shop the look.


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August 31

A complementary color pairing (orange and blue, purple and yellow) might be the easiest way to make an outfit that's immediately cool. Click through to shop the look.


Digital Fashion Writer

August isn't the most straightforward month. It's got both the pressure to wear those stereotypically summery things while you still can and the itch to get all back-to-school with the new fall stuff creeping into stores. It's confusing—but also liberating, if you play it right. On hot days you can still dress in white jeans and strappy sandals like it's a Memorial Day barbecue, but on cooler evenings you won't look out of place in a little cardigan and maybe even something plaid. Odds are your best friend couldn't wait to break out her new fall swag either.

You have so many options (too many?), so for a template of where to start getting dressed in the morning (or at night), we've rounded up some particularly great outfits from our favorite celebrities, street style stars and our very own Community members. Whether fail-safe or creative, each one's an inspiring look. Click through to see all 31 of them, one for every day of the month.

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