What do your August plans (and adjoining August outfits) look like? The surprise of a mid-July heatwave took my wardrobe off-kilter and, clearly feeling satisfied with the amount of sun I’ve had for one British summer, my mind has been tricked into autumn mode—but summer’s not over 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 that a little August outfit planning isn’t such a bad idea. The month is looking busy, so having an arsenal of trusty, easy, 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 we know and with a few handy shopping picks for your reference.