Tuesday Ten: August Style Tips

I don’t know about you, but it’s hard for me to wrap my brain around the fact that it’s already August! This month, some of you may be heading back to school and others back to work after a long vacation. But don’t fret! Temperatures are still on the rise and so is summer fashion. Keep those off-the-shoulder blouses and espadrille sandals right where they are because you’ll need them with the heat wave that we’ve been having lately. To help keep you cool, calm and totally chic, I’ve put together my latest list of style tips to help you end summer on a high note. Keep scrolling to see what I’m currently obsessed with and how you can incorporate these styles into your own wardrobe…

August Style Tips: DIY pom poms

1. Haute glue.

I usually don’t think to add DIY projects into the roundup, but this one was too good to pass up. Erica of Honestly WTF put a new spin on the pom pom trend with these simple and stunning sandals. Take a glue gun to your favorite pair of nude heels and you have yourself one chic pair of shoes.

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August Style Tips: Sunhats

2. Hats off to summertime.

Any ensemble can instantly be elevated with one simple accessory: a darling sunhat. Liz of Sequins & Stripes is wearing the sweetest straw hat with a crisp white romper and metallic flats. What’s not to love?

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August Style Tips: Baby Blues

3. Baby blues.

Nothing quite beats the style and comfort of classic denim shorts. Paired with a breezy gingham top, you have the ultimate summer outfit combination. Hilary Rose is looking pretty in her head to toe navy ensemble!

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August Style Tips: Ikat Crazy

4. Ikat crazy.

I have to admit, I have an affinity for ikat this season. From decorative rugs to this printed top, there’s no wrong way to don this pattern. Lydia of Jetting Jewels made sure that all eyes were on her blouse with tan faux leather shorts and nude heels.

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 August Style TIps: Not So Basic Black

5. Not so basic black.

Timeless is my favorite way to describe little black dresses. Carly of BunBunBook looks like a modern day Audrey Hepburn in her off-the-shoulder dress, sleek bun and dramatic sunnies. Let out your inner bombshell this summer and don’t forget a pop of color like Carly’s cerulean fold-over clutch.

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August Style Tips: Maxi Dresses

6. Maxed out.

My favorite piece of clothing to throw on during the summer is definitely a maxi dress. Leticia of BeautyTalksBeauty is a beauty in this black-and-white striped number. All you need is a Panama hat and sandals, and you’re ready to tackle the day in style.

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August Style Tips: Pretty & Patriotic

7. Pretty and patriotic.

Just because 4th of July has come and gone doesn’t mean that you can’t don your red, white and blue all summer long! Jillian of Rhyme & Reason looks like an American dream in her gingham shorts and striped tank. Don’t forget your patriotic embellished straw bag—a summer essential.

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 August Style Tips: Pink

8. Black and white and pink all over.

Take about a perfect summer outfit! Sara of Collage Vintage is a stunner in her blush mini dress and lace-up gladiator sandals. While a seaside getaway might not be in everyone’s future, this outfit is the next best thing.

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 August Style Tips: Romp Around

9. Romp around.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: rompers are the best! Whether you’re aiming for casual like Olivia Rink in the photo above or looking for something more dressy, there’s surely a romper for every occasion.

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 August Style Tips: Monogramming

10. Getting personal.

I love a tasteful monogram when it comes to accessorizing. Some of my favorite pieces of jewelry have a little bit of personal flair to them, making them feel one of a kind. Julia of Lemon Stripes is carrying the perfect summer handbag marked with her initials, giving her look a feminine personal touch.

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Pretty soon it will be time to transition into fall! But for now you can’t go wrong donning any of the styles I mentioned above.

What are some of your favorite styles this month?

Let me know what you’re currently loving in the comments below!

XO Lauren

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1. Honestly WTF
2. Sequins & Stripes
3. By, Hilary Rose
4. Jetting Jewels
5. BunBunBook
6. BeautyTalksBeauty
7. Rhyme & Reason
8. Collage Vintage
9. Olivia Rink
10. Lemon Stripes