Just like that, the August chapter has closed and we make way for September. It is hard to believe that the end of summer is upon us. However, I am not quite ready to give it up just yet and you should not either! There are just a few more weeks of warm weather left before we start to transition into fall. I want to make the most of it by going outdoors more, spending time with family and just enjoying life before autumn officially hits. This also means that we are in the final weeks of wearing our precious skirts, dresses and mini skirts, so let’s make it count. If you are ready to celebrate the final weeks of summer, here are some chic end of summer outfits to ensure you end the season with a bang.
Old Time Elegance
I’ve been living in shirtdresses with midi-length hems lately. This type of dresses, in particular, perfectly exemplifies what I love about this style: it creates a look that is effortlessly elegant, polished, and timeless. There’s an effortless glamour from time’s past that has slowly been forgotten over the years, and although I love jeans and a tee as much as the next girl, a bit of old school elegance is what I really love.
Easy, Breezy Summer Dresses
My closet is filled with natural fibers and textures like raffia, straw, and jute. I love bringing elements of the natural world into my style , especially in the summertime.
Hats are an essential accessory for me all year long, with straw wide-brim hats being an absolute must in the summer months. A well constructed boater hat like this one is a summer staple that will transition seamlessly from the pool or beach to an afternoon or even evening outing. Combine it with your favourite colourful dress and you are good to go.
Here is your go-to outfit that will leave everyone speechless - wide-leg pants with delicate embroidered off-the-shoulders bohemian top. These two pieces together are classic pairings done by glamorous 50s movie stars.
The wide leg pants are versatile with the perfect fit and feel so much better than your favourite jeans. With an array of colours to pick from and a flattering wide silhouette, these pants make the ultimate foundation piece for any outfit. Style them for work with a pair of pumps or breeze through the weekend in them with sneakers.
Summer Matching Sets
The matching blazers and shorts make getting dressed a piece of cake, leaving you more time to play around with different accessories.
During this transitional time as summer begins to give way to fall, I plan on wearing all of my matching summer suits that I never had the chance to enjoy to the fullest since it was way too hot for them in July and August, but now it seems like the weather is more than perfect.
A plaid pattern typically lends itself more with the fall season, which we are slowly approaching, but this particular design features a lighter colour palette, making it totally wearable in the end of summer too.
No matter the season, white serves as one of the staple shades in my wardrobe. Also, the easiest way to keep cool in these balmy summers is to wear white clothes in breathable fabrics like cotton and linen. It’s no surprise that my collection of breezy white dresses or simple button downs has grown exponentially over the last few years. Along with being the perfect choice for hot summer days, they also boast an effortless style I can rarely resist. For that reason I’m always on the lookout for unique details and silhouettes that make a white dress or a white shirt unlike any other.
I think it’s safe to say that I have a basket bag addiction. It all started a few years ago with one tote…and then spiraled into a full-on obsession. I have far too many than I need, yet, I always find a reason for a new one. They’re quite possibly my favourite thing to wear everyday besides dresses, and more often than not, you’ll see me carrying one. I personally love the texture that it adds to any outfit - tee and jeans just look cuter with a little tote, and some of my favourite dresses feel more day appropriate when I wear them with any one of my baskets.
I have always been a fan of everything bohemian, especially in the summertime. What I mean by bohemian - think of all clothing pieces related to hippie fashion, in which natural fabrics, retro patterns, neutrals and warm shades merge with 70s style accents. The bohemian style is all about relaxation, so avoid your skintight shirts or body-hugging dresses. Look for billowing dresses and soft, flowing tops. If you can run through a field of flowers comfortably, it's probably a great bohemian piece.
I hope these looks inspire you to go big and dress up in accordance with the end of summer.