It's August, which means that, unfortunately, the final full month of summer is upon us. If you're like me, you are probably in a full spiral about all the time you didn't spend taking full advantage of the warmer temperatures and longer days. It's OK though because August is the month to do just that, so you all hope is not lost. Most people I know plan to take their vacations in August so they are fully refreshed and reluctantly ready to go back to a regular schedule (well, sans Summer Fridays) in September.
Whether you have an elaborate getaway, a weekend trip, or nothing at all planned, you're ultimately going to need to get dressed no matter the location. And since August is generally the hottest of the summer months, finding things to wear is a delicate dance of trying to put together a good outfit while also not passing out from heat exhaustion.
Even though a lot of sites are already starting to push prepping for a fall wardrobe, there are plenty of summer options left to build the ultimate vacation looks with that are still shoppable online. And even if you don't get around to going away this month, it's always good to plan ahead and buy things you like now. Things like swimsuits and sunglasses are trip essentials that you'll need eventually, so it's better to buy them now (possibly on sale!) than to wait until you're scrambling to pack next time. And very honestly, if you love something, there is no better time to buy like the present! Here are some of my vacation go tos that are perfect for the beach and great pieces to have in your closet.