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10 Style Updates Best for Showing Up Chic in August 2021

"extra" is what to wear to be on trend in fashion in August 2021 for work, party clothes or vacation, with fringe, feathers, tassels and shine.

Are you staring into your closet and wondering what to wear in August 2021? We’ve got ideas and style inspiration on what to wear in August 2021 whether you’re working from home, heading back to the office, working out, lounging around, or taking a vacation. The wild abandon of August is license to go a little bit over the top in our view. Pretty much anything that qualifies as “extra” is what to wear to be on trend in fashion in August 2021 for work, party clothes or vacation, with fringe, feathers, tassels and shine.

what to wear in August 2021?

New month, new opportunities to play around in the world of fashion. Yay! This August, we want to go a bit wild. If the summer has to end we want to go out in a blaze of shiny, pretty, happy and bubbly outfits – even when we’re heading to the office.

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Because what better way to lift our moods (and the moods of the people around us) than a little frou frou just for fun? Like, if Harry Styles can rock a feather boa, why not us?

"extra" is what to wear to be on trend in fashion in August 2021 for work, party clothes or vacation, with fringe, feathers, tassels and shine.

“Extra” is what to wear to be on trend in fashion in August 2021 for work, party clothes or vacation, with fringe, feathers, tassels and shine.

easy style updates to show up chic in August 2021

From classic wardrobe essentials to of-the-moment accessories, here’s what to wear this month if you want to channel the playful bohemian party spirit of August 2021.

1. what to wear August 2021: The Dress.

Who says florals and tassels and stripes and rickrack and 5 different colors all on one dress are too much? Not us.

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2. what to wear August 2021: The crop top and midi skirt.

Leave it to Rosie Assoulin to craft a truly joyful rainbow hued coordinating crop top and midi skirt that channels the pure essence of carefree summer fun.

BUY NOW: Top: $995; Skirt: $1,795.

3. what to wear August 2021: The Sunglasses.

Oliver Peoples collaborated with The Row on these gorgeous blue oval ‘Parquet’ sunglasses. Further proof that you don’t need rose-colored glasses to see things in a positive light.

BUY NOW: $425.

4. what to wear August 2021: The shoulder bag.

A hot trend from summer 2021 that is definitely going to continue into the fall is the return of the baguette bag and its cousin, the slim shoulder bag. So consider this both a splurge and an investment! Staud’s best-selling Tommy bag is back with new beaded design that mimics a bandana. And since 1990’s style is trending, you get a two-for-one here: it has a compact ’90s-inspired silhouette.

BUY NOW: $250.

5. what to wear August 2021: The transitional knit top.

This JW Anderson knit top is a perfect transition piece from summer to early fall. And the extra-large fluted cuffs give it just enough sassiness to qualify as a fun way to be a bit extra this month without going all the way wild.

what to wear in fashion and on trend in August 2021

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6. what to wear August 2021: the clogs.

Surely you’ve heard that clogs are back, big time this summer. Fabrizio Viti’s tan Carly clogs feature a signature daisy appliqué, inspired by the film Please Don’t Eat The Daisies. 

BUY NOW: $610.

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7. what to wear August 2021: the necklace.

Another strong fashion trend of summer 2021 has been “camp jewelry” – you know, accessories that look as if you made them for your mom or your best friend at summer camp in arts and crafts. Channel the look with Lauren Rubinski’s version. It’s made in France from rainbow-colored round beads, with letter beads that spell “Happy.”

what to wear in fashion and on trend in August 2021

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8. what to wear August 2021: the sandals.

If you look up “extra” in the dictionary, you’ll find this pair of Christian Louboutin’s green studded Loopinga sandals.

BUY NOW: $1,095.

9. what to wear August 2021: the jeans.

16 Arlington’s cropped blue jeans are embellished with wispy ostrich plumes at the cuffs.

BUY NOW: $618.

 

10. what to wear August 2021: the raffia bag

Loewe Paula’s Ibiza knows from summer style, and if you want to grab the spotlight, just bring this fringed raffia basket bag along on your next adventure.

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what to wear to be summer chic in August 2021

See what we mean? Anything “extra” is what to wear to be on trend in fashion in August 2021 for work, working out, party clothes or vacation – think fringe, feathers and shine. ‘Cause hey, if you’re gonna go wild, August is the perfect time to do it. Have fun and stay safe out there, dear reader!

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