It's hard to believe August is almost here. It seems like just yesterday we were enjoying those first few picnics in the park as the weather started to warm up. Though with the final summer month's imminent arrival, it's time to kick back and enjoy the last vestiges of the season (sorry, but this is England, after all) and embrace everything that your warm-weather wardrobe has to offer. Clad yourself in gingham, forgo jackets for as long as possible, wear your favourite floral dresses on rotation and accessorise yourself in all the basket bags and slingback shoes you can get your hands on.
You might be bored of them now, but we promise come October, you'll be dreaming of these balmy heatwave days. If you're in need of some inspiration for the coming weeks, Instagram is currently stuffed full of enviable outfits. From Maggie McCormack's minimalist maxi dress to Karina Marriott's green check midi, scroll down to discover what to wear in August from the ladies leading the charge.
Style Notes: A white maxi dress is the ultimate summer staple. If you're in the UK, make sure to always keep a cardi close by for when those inevitable chilly evenings set in.
Nasty Gal Come Over Tier Maxi Dress (£14)
& Other Stories Alpaca Blend V-Neck Cardigan ($99)
Aeyde Chrissy Cream Leather Sandals (£155)
Style Notes: A tonal all white look is one of those outfits formulas that is just made for summer. Here, Amaka adds interest to her minimalist look through the use of statement accessories, including a Dior bag and bright blue head scarf.
Dorothy Perkins White Ruched Sleeve T-Shirt (£14)
Sir Arlo Smocked Cotton-Twill Mini Skirt (£400)
Themis Z Maze Circle-Print Silk Scarf (£310)
Dior Saddle Handbag (£753)
Style Notes: A midi skirt is a key staple in many wardrobes, this season pair your favourite with a printed puff sleeve blouse to create an elevated summer silhouette.
New Look Black Daisy Square Neck Puff Sleeve Top (£18)
H&M Pleated Skirt (£15)
Style Notes: A very chic take on safari styling, make the most of the final warmer days by wearing your favourite miniskirt with a knotted shirt in a contrasting colour.
Kenzo Cotton Twill Workwear Shirt (£62)
Simone Rocha Crystal-Embellished Satin Handbag (£237)
Dorothy Perkins Khaki Denim Mini Skirt (£15)
Neous Neous Strappy Sandals - Farfetch (£240)
Style Notes: Gingham checks are going nowhere. Dress them up with a pair of white strappy sandals and finish with simple minimal jewellery.
Who What Wear Asymmetric Pleat Dress (£140)
Alighieri The Illuminated Creator 24kt Gold-Plated Necklace (£210)
Mango Strappy Heeled Sandals ($36)
Style Notes: Faithfull the Brand has singlehandedly put retro florals back on the fashion map with its collection of summer dresses. Pair them with simple footwear so as not to detract from the print at hand.
Faithfull the Brand Emilia Floral Print Crepe Midi Dress (£69)
Daphine Moune Bangles (£75)
& Other Stories Duo Strap Leather Sandals (£65)
Style Notes: Cycling shorts may have been all the rage over the last year, but now the trend is becoming more modern thanks to the addition of colours and prints. Choose a playful printed legging and then directly contrast with an oversized tailored blazer.
Cefinn Blazer with Pockets (£105)
Arket Crew-Neck T-shirt (£15)
Nasty Gal If You Could See Me Meow Leopard Biker Shorts (£5)
Bottega Veneta The Pouch Intrecciato Leather Clutch (£2095)
Style Notes: We constantly profess our love of jeans and nice tops, though none come chicer than this combination. Elevate a pair of vintage-wash jeans with a satin blouse then finish with the most classic of accessories.
Deveaux Open-Back Draped Hammered-Satin Blouse (£225)
Loewe Catherine Leather Shoulder Bag (£325)
Arket Rinsed Jeans (£59)
Charles & Keith Alberta Black Suede Court Shoes (£45)
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