Well, it’s officially August which means we’re headed into the dog days of summer—a time when we cram as much day drinking and rooftop bar hopping as possible into the next 4 weeks. Once September hits, we become recluses that live our best lives on the couch and Instagram eat everything that comes in pumpkin. We’ll immediately put away the sandals and bring out our over-the-knee boots, and fold away our shorts in hopes that last year’s skinny jeans still fit even though we drank our weight in alcohol and didn’t go to a gym once this summer. The good part is that a season’s beginning = new trends aka more shopping, so you’ll handle change the only way you know how: retail therapy, obviously. Whether you’re prepping for weekly blackouts at frat parties or planning to be productive (for once) at work, shop these transitional accessories to take your mind from summertime sadness to Uggs, pumpkin spice, and everything BWG (basic white girl, DUH).
1. 8 Other Reasons Athena Earrings
Expensive white gold hoops were summer’s thing this year (it was so sad) but now that summer is almost over, that shit is (thankfully) being put to a halt. Fall will be about big bold earrings that take up the entire side of your face so opt for a dainty long pair that takes away the attention from your double chin facial imperfections and can be worn down or dressed up to impress.
2. Burberry Printed Silk-Twill Scarf
Burberry and scarves are two things a betch will never leave her house without next season. Since it’ll be too warm for cashmere, find a lightweight silk scarf to dress up your blazer with. This one features color block triangles with neutral tones and the bright pop of red we’ll be seeing 24/7 soon. If choking yourself wearing scarves isn’t your thing, use it as a headband because boho chic isn’t over yet, or tie it on your bag, I guess. A for effort!!!
3. Anthropologie Braided Metallics Necklace
Since colder temps hit the east coast like a fucking brick wall, you probs won’t be that try-hard who’s still wearing plunging bodysuits come September. Unless you’re trying to call into work sick already, that is. Chokers were fun and all but similar to how much basic bitches love “Closer”, it’s overplayed and I’m sick of seeing them. Swap out shorter styles for long pendant-like necklaces that will go perf with any fall dress or plain button up shirt.
4. Vita Fede Ultra Mini Titan Crystal Band Ring
You can still collect stackable rings and look super trendy by wearing multiples, but go for a style that’s both semi-elegant and edgy. I like this one because when I’m dealing with one of my bouts of homicidal urges, I can just look at the pointy edges and contemplate the many ways I could inflict bodily harm on my enemies using just the ring on my finger. Just me?
5. Burberry Medium Lavenby Reversible Calfskin Leather Tote
Fall is the best excuse for a new bag to hold all your shit and hide the flask you may need to get you through the day. This large neutral tote has enough room for your laptop, meaningless papers, and everything else you carry with you at all times, but without sideswiping everyone you walk by. It’ll go with any outfit and put you in the all-work-no-play mood you wish you could maintain for more than like, two consecutive minutes.
6. Aldo Aressa Light Brown Women’s Open-Toe Heels
You won’t have to hide your v cute pedicure immediately with booties that easily transition your look from summer to autumn vibes. I’m honestly obsessed with these because they’re both block heel and open toe like my fave summer heels I ruined stumbling around every weekend. You can never have too many booties, IDC what anyone says. I need them in every color, so this pair is perfect for pairing with the T-shirt dress you’re not ready to give up or dark jeans come darker nights.
If you haven’t stopped wearing your basic faux-velvet black choker yet, then I genuinely feel bad for you because that shit is so two months ago. Also, they get real weird when it’s hot outside. It’s time to stop wearing a shit ton of Alex & Ani’s your grandma got you and the Pandora rings you buy for yourself. Get ready to make room for simpler, *trendier* replacements like layered necklaces and midi rings. If you haven’t already, you’ll notice that all relevant stores have started carrying fake bling so you can pretend that you own Cartier bracelets and personalized chokers that cost thousands of dollars.
Delicate jewelry is all you’ll be wearing this summer because the more skin showing, the less you’ll want to have weighing it down and turning your skin green. You know, because unless you’re fucking Superwoman, you sweat. It’s bad enough that fake gold eventually makes you look diseased. I guess that’s the price you pay when you want to wear jewelry that looks like you paid half a million dollars, but you really spent like, $10 at Forever 21. Beauty is pain.
Once that direct deposit hits, start buying some of these summer essentials and take your first step at looking like a Kardashian.
1. Child Of Wild Legacy Dainty Lariat
You know all those times when you wore a plunging bodysuit or romper and you just felt like something was missing, besides your dignity? Well, meet your new BFF: the Y Necklace. This is the perfect addition to drawing more attention to your boobs, because the limit does not exist.
2. LUV AJ Moonstone Multi Charm Necklace
Add texture and boho-chic vibes to a V-neck T-shirt or high neck dress with the illusion of stacked necklaces. Layered necklaces provide body by using your own creativity. Stagger multiple delicate chains for a layered look, or if you’re incapable of doing such, buy one necklace that does the job for you like this one.
3. Shape And Twist Ring Pack By Freedom
Bring a sophisticated look to your outfit with stacked midi rings. Get them in a pack of geometric shapes and simple bands so you can mix and match, or just wear a couple at a time. These look trendy AF when you take a faux candid holding your drink, but only if you get them in rose gold. Obviously.
4. Chan Luu Double Wrap Bracelet
I’m so obsessed with these, and you should be too. These are the most casual, comfortable, versatile bracelets I’ve ever owned. They don’t turn me green (thank god) and I can wear them wherever, anytime, without being called an outfit repeater. They go perfectly with your Michael Kors watch too. Get them in every color. Like, now.
5. Tai Sena Anklet
I guess anklets are becoming a thing again like everything else from the 90’s. I can’t tell you the last time I wore one, but if you just need to have one, find one that’s as simple as can be because you really don’t need a cuff hanging off of your foot. Let’s be real—house arrest chic is not a thing. This one isn’t too expensive so you won’t feel as guilty when you get drunk and lose it in the ocean.
6. ASOS Sterling Silver 60mm Hoop Earrings
If you can’t find the pair of really expensive white gold hoops your parents got you for Hanukkah, these will do. The hoop earring is back (whether we like it or not) so if you can’t resist giving in, a simple pair of delicate hoop earrings will add an edgy flair when you’re headed out to the club without making you look like Lala Kent.