We can’t believe it is already August. This entire summer was a blur of impromptu beach weekends, luxe picnics in the park, patio brunches, and bottles of chilled rosé. Luckily, we still have another month until we will unpack our neutral knits and darker plaid prints as we transition our wardrobes into fall.
This month, we’re coveting all things black and white with a pop of color. The classy monochromatic look never goes out of style and is the perfect segway into the impending autumn season. We love freshening up this timeless palette by adding a touch of unexpected brights everywhere from our heels, manicures, statement necklaces, and clutches. Head Bitch in Charge Cori Sue has gravitated towards a rich cobalt blue, while Bitch in the City Ally has her eye on citrus-inspired tones. Whichever statement hue strikes your fancy, our August Fashion Menu is guaranteed to have you black and white and read all over. Below are our must-haves for the month.
Cori Sue is wild for black-and-white prints, as evidenced by her ensemble in these photographs. She’s wearing a Prabal Gurung for Target cobalt and black-and-white print skirt, paired with Prabal Gurung for Target cobalt heels. Her black-and-white bangles are Kate Spade and her chain strap purse and sunglasses are by Tory Burch.
As a New Yorker, Bitch in the City Emily naturally turns to neutrals and blacks, which is why she especially loves the bright pop of color from this J.Crew lightweight sweater. Perfect for cooler nights and chilly cubicles, this throwover is a great accent to any neutral outfit and is available in a variety of hues.
Often on-the-go, Baby Bitch Charlotte throws on this black and white polka dotted frock from H&M with some bangles for a quick, hassle-free ensemble.
Cori Sue has two black-and-white DVF wrap dresses. Rather than snag a third, she’ll be picking up a printed DVF black-and-white romper. This summer look from Club Monaco is on the top of Emily’s list for her August romps, with contrast piping and a flattering neckline. Paired with the right shoes, this one-piece could even pass for casual Friday.
On a lazy Sunday afternoon, Charlotte is all about casual, graphic tees. Her recent favorite is this fun black and white astrology tee from Topshop that let’s her flaunt her zodiac sign.
Cori Sue loves tribal print skirts– she had two made with cloth she purchased in Peru. She can’t get enough, so she also loves this black-and-white selection from DVF. Becca simply cannot wait for the Alice & Olivia store to open in Georgetown. She’s already lusting after the clothes online, like this perfect summer-to-fall transition crossover skirt.
Paired with black or white accessories and a black blazer, a bright pencil skirt, like this Roland Mouret for Banana Republic stunner, is exactly what Head Bitch in Charge Becca is rocking to the office.
Ally is eying the modern twist on a classic watch, perfected by this rose gold Michael Kors version. The unexpected bright blue face keeps this timepiece fresh and modern.
Cori Sue will be pairing her ensembles with bright, kicky cross body bag to add a pop of color and an adorable pair of espadrilles. Emily is a big fan of this affordable salmon pink crossbody from Danielle Nicole, which offers functionality and fashion all in one.
An accessory nearly all of us carry around everyday, Charlotte jazzes up her iPhone with this vibrantly colored, eclectic case from Free People.
When packing a weekend bag, Becca tends to throw everything in an oversized, stylish tote. Like this one, from Michael Kors, which has a great houndstooth print that can span seasons.
After an amazing facial from Natura Bisse, Ally’s go-to summer product is The Cure oil-free fluid, which contains SPF coverage and leaves a dewy, sun-kissed tint.
Emily doesn’t leave her apartment without her cheeks adorned with Nars Orgasm blush, adding the perfect touch of pink for a healthy color to tackle her day.
We’ve heard good things about the quality of the new Christian Louboutin nail polish (would it be anything other than fabulous, though?). Becca is eager to try it in a classic, dramatic rouge shade.