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Fashion Menu: August

The dog days of summer are upon us, so we’re squeezing every last rooftop brunch, al fresco happy hour, and summer fashion trend out of them.

Fashion Menu: August

J Crew off-the-shoulder chambray dress | Kate Spade New York Cicely sandal  | Blowout, Logan14 Aveda Salon

The imminent back-to-school season has us subconsciously weaving preppy elements into our late summer outfits, like stripes, gold accents, and chambray (the adult version of denim). The comfort and ease of chambray makes an elevated style, like this off-the-shoulder number, more appropriate for a casual day time event.


Lisi Lerch turquoise earrings

To keep our summer style going strong, we’re combining bright pops of color, like these turquoise earrings, with chambray, all-white twosies, and floral prints alike.

Fashion Menu: August

Striped clutch (similar here and here)

We can’t stop wearing stripes, but as the summer starts to wind down, we’re adding subtle hints of the preppy nautical print into our outfits, like this light-weight striped clutch. It’s big enough to hold all of your essentials—even a mini face mist, perfect for a quick refresher on a hot summer day.

Fashion Menu: August

Ray Ban Wayfarer sunglasses | Caudalie grape water face mist (c/0) | Mirrored iPhone case

Unless I’m at work, it takes a really special occasion for me to muster up the effort to wear heels in the summer. As an alternative, I’ve been turning to these fun Kate Spade gold bow sandals, that combine a dose of glamour with the comfort of a flip flop, making them my go-to summer shoe.

Fashion Menu: August

Photos by Laura Metzler Photo.

Shop our preppy summer picks and make the most of your dog days of summer!


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