31 Fabulous Outfit Ideas for Every Day in August

PAIR STRIPES WITH FRONDS

Mix and match summer’s two hottest prints for an “I just got back from vacation” vibe.

WEAR SNEAKERS WITH MINI LENGTHS

Go for a surprisingly fresh match-up: tennies and a flouncy romper.

ADD AT LEAST ONE PRINTED ITEM

Pairing a black top with black pants? Always sleek. But topping an all-black outfit with a tropical kimono? Much more interesting.

PLAY WITH VOLUME

Go big or go home in a top with super-exaggerated sleeves and wide-leg trousers, like Coterie member Olivia Jeanette.

LET YOUR FAVORITES STAND OUT

Give your punchy new skirt its moment by keeping the rest of the pieces clean and sharp.

ROCK A TENT DRESS WITH CONFIDENCE

If there was ever a time for a massive maxi, this is it. Lean into the look with oversize sunglasses and a compact crossbody.

TRY A BUSINESS-CASUAL WEEKEND

You probably wouldn’t sport a linen blazer with loose denim cutoffs to work. But for a busy weekend, they’re the perfect combo to keep you cool and stylish, just like Coterie member Grace Atwood.

WEAR PANTS TO A WEDDING

Still got a few receptions to round out the season? Ditch the dresses and scoop up a printed jumpsuit. You’re guaranteed to have far more fun on the dance floor.

BREAK OUT THOSE OLD T-SHIRTS

Yep, we’re talking about your worn-in college tees and now “vintage” vacation souvenir shirts. They’re an easy, comfortable way to make a crisp midi skirt and heels feel weekend-ready.

GET MATCHY-MATCHY IN A PRINTED SET

A coordinating set looks just as good as a jumpsuit but is way easier to take off when you need to hit the bathroom. So go ahead, have that third mimosa at brunch.

MAKE YOUR SCARF THE STAR

A well-placed or intricately detailed scarf can make even the simplest outfit look fabulous. We’re especially loving tassels and fringe right now.

PAIR BRIGHT WITH BRIGHTER

Super-bright primary colors are trending, and while you could play it safe and wear just one vibrant hue at a time, we think Coterie member Jaclynn Brennan’s combo of electric yellow, neon red and ice blue is the best way to rock it.

WEAR HEAD-TO-TOE WHITE

Who doesn’t love a monochromatic look? But that often leads to all-black everything. (Been there; done that.) Switch things up with a seasonal stark white.

ROCK METALLIC BOOTIES WITH A SUMMER DRESS

The trick to pairing a summery frock with fall-ready ankle boots? Choose a dress in a jewel tone, like bold ruby red or emerald green, to keep the look classy (and never cheap).

EMBRACE TRENDY ANIMAL PRINTS

When it comes to leopard print pants, take a note from Coterie member Tiffany Jais and keep things simple with a black tee, net bag and flat neutral sandals.

LAYER BASICS UNDER YOUR SPECIAL PIECES

A plain white tee nestled under a party dress helps everything look more casual and cool.

SUPERSIZE YOUR EARRINGS

We’re not just talking big, we’re talking shoulder-grazing giant-bauble big. The trick is to find a pair that is light enough to wear all day, like Coterie member Taye Hansberry’s stunners.

GIVE A TRICKY COLOR A TRY

Yellow gets a bad rap, but a marigold shade is rich enough to be universally flattering, no matter what skin tone you’re working with.

TIE A SCARF THROUGH YOUR BELT LOOPS

A brightly printed scarf can double as a statement-making belt like that. Best worn with an otherwise straightforward outfit.

REVAMP YOUR WORK STAPLES FOR THE WEEKEND

Leave one or two extra buttons undone and let the collar droop off your shoulder to make a stuffy button-up feel evening-ready.

TURN UP THE VOLUME WITH A FUNKY PRINT

You might be expected to wear suiting to work, but no one said it had to be navy.

STICK TO A THEME

So you like pink, huh? *Pulls out every pink item from the closet*

Fabulous.

WEAR YOUR PJS ALL DAY

Throw on some heels (or fancy flats), add a structured bag, and voilà! A matching satin set is your new chic go-to.

OR JUST YOUR ROBE

Not quite ready to step out in head-to-toe sleepwear? A silk kimono makes a great warm-weather jacket alternative and is still right on trend.

CARRY A CLEAR HANDBAG

This funky trend isn’t going away any time soon, so why not have some fun with it? Pro tip: Keep your belongings in brightly colored pouches within the PVC tote to maintain some level of privacy.

TIE UP YOUR T-SHIRT

A knot at your waist is the freshest trick for making a plain tee look ultra-flattering.

GIVE A NOD TO THE SEASON AHEAD

Trendy off-the-shoulder top? Check. Floaty floral midi? You betcha. Fur-trimmed shoes? Um, what? But really, we love the way Coterie member Monroe Steele was able to incorporate one of fall’s coziest trends into an otherwise perfectly summery ensemble.

DIG THAT FANNY PACK OUT OF YOUR CLOSET

Sick of leather straps sticking to your shoulders? Embrace the power of the fanny pack (or wallet belt, if you want to sound fancy) and become the street-style star you were born to be.

EMBRACE YOUR INNER FRENCHWOMAN

Who, moi? Breton stripes, clean-cut denim, two-tone shoes… très Parisienne.

GO BACK TO THE (SWEAT-PROOF) BASICS

Some days we’re just too hot to function. And on those days we wear shorts and a silky tank that won’t show our inevitable sweat stains.

ADD A WIDE-BRIM HAT

When all else fails, throw on your favorite basics and top it all off with a chic straw hat.