1. ZARA Laser-Cut Leather Courts, £49.99
2. Benefit They’re Real! Push Up Liner, £16.50
3. Topshop Limited Edition Tile Embroidered Wrap Skirt, £75
4. NEXT Ankle Wrap Leopard Sandals, £20
5. Topshop Folk Fringe Kimono, £45
6. NEXT Metallic Silver Boxy Purse, £16
7. New Look Stone Patch Pocket Coat, £54.99
8. H&M 3-pack rings, £7.99
9. ASOS Interchangeable Frame 2-pack cat-eye Sunglasses, £15
10. Seafolly Amnesia Kaftan, £36
For a festive spirit this August, wear bright colours like blue and orange and accessorise with metallics and sparkling jewels against cinnamon skin, for perfect summer style. Refresh your summer wardrobe with a few simple steps and mix it up with a few additions that will see you through to autumn and winter. This Topshop’s Limited Edition wrap skirt is perfect, with cobalt blue, green and tangerine orange, the asymmetric design is modern and cool, easily worn during the day with a white tee or at night with a cropped lace top in black. Anything goes; pair your skirt with Roman-style sandals for the day and sky-high heels in the evening. No need to put it aside when the temperatures start to drop; just switch to oversized knits like those perfect COS ones and add opaque tights for the ultimate chic look. A pop of silver like this boxy purse from NEXT (item 6) is the ideal finishing touch to any outfit, for summer or winter. For day or night, it looks fantastic against a total-black look as well as with white, ecru and blues.
Think bright for statement summery looks and cover up with style at the seaside. The latest beach essentials and must-haves are Japanese kimonos and oversized kaftans like this bright orange one with pom-pom detailing. Get it from ASOS for just £36 and dazzle at your upcoming summer getaway. We especially love super-chic cover-ups like oversized shirts in cool white or feminine summer dresses in flouncy lace or layered chiffon. Don’t forget cool shades; we are loving these interchangeable cat-eye retro sunnies; two-in-one style and only £15 for the set!
Whether you’re exploring the desert in Marakkesh or shopping in the streets of old Cannes, play around with volumes and lengths and sport super short shorts with a simple tee, sandals and a fringed kimono like this black, see-through one with embroideries for that perfect Navajo chic touch à la Miranda Kerr. Let it fall past the length of your shorts, even knee-length for a high/low-mixed look. In the evening, add some extra height with these super cute courts in powdery blue, stack jewel rings and swipe some black eyeliner on your upper lids; instantly fabulous.
Inevitably, England will get cold before the end of August, so invest in a chic, longline blazer or light coat. This tailored one from New Look comes in a camel hue that is so Max Mara; it’s perfect to layer over outfits for those breezy summer nights as the seasons overlap and autumn starts to chill the air and transform the trees into naked branches while ochre-hued leaves float to the ground. Wear it minimal with black and white and chunky man-dals for that practical feel that screams Alexander Wang cool.
But – there’s no rush; we’ve still got another month of sunshine and potential heat waves (!) so look for inspiration to spice up your summer style with our August moodboard and come back late August for your September makeover.
Don’t forget – you can click on the direct links above to instantly shop from our August wishlist…Have fun!