As we get towards the end of August, many people have to head back to school (or like me, have already plunged head-first into the first week or so of classes) and it makes people reminisce back to the lazy days of summer, when there was nothing to do but go on a family vacation, or relax by the pool or picnic in the park. There may not be much time for that anymore, but the calendar (and the weather) still says it's summer--where I am, it's been pretty hot lately--so why not squeeze the last drop out of the season by wearing summery clothes?
I like Hollister's Seascape dress in pink floral ($44.50). The bright pattern just screams "summer" but it's still a great transition piece for fall layered with a denim jacket.
Shorts are a must for hot days, but many pairs don't look nice enough for school or a lunch with the girls. So get into the AE Trouser Denim Shorties ($34.50). They have all the polished details of your favorite trouser jeans, only they're better for summer days. Try pairing them with a nice oxford-style shirt with a colorful twist, such as the AE Striped Boyfriend Shirt ($39.50).
If you have a girly style, then Gilly Hicks' Hunter Park shirt ($34.50) is for you! With two floral patterns, two striped patterns and one solid pattern, you can mix and match these and have a different look each day with the same style of shirt. The smocked hem is a nice touch, and the shirt looks great with denim minis or even capris for cooler days.
A&F's Heritage Tote ($48) can transport all your books and essentials in style. The striped pattern (either navy or green) has a very nautical, beachy feel.
Instead of dreading back-to-school, make the most of it with clothes that remind you of your great summer!