31 Flawless Outfits To Copy This August

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If there's any month even the most dedicated of New Yorkers begin to question their loyalty to the city they call home, it's August. It may be the last month of summer, but it's also the hottest, stickiest, least bearable time of year — it's a time when, if you don't have an air-conditioning unit, cooling face mist, and numerous opportunities to sport nothing but a bathing suit, well, you're screwed.

Okay, so you're not totally screwed, but you probably are super-sweaty and sick and tired of leaving your apartment for a city block thick with 100% humidity — and the immediate hair frizz and too-obvious wet marks on your clothing that inevitably follow. You're also probably wondering what to wear.

That's where this collection of looks comes in — it's filled with tons of style inspiration (in the form of jorts, jumpsuits, and lots of linen dresses). Remember: It may feel like it's too hot to wear clothes, but these 31 pieces (one for each day of the month) are guaranteed to cool you down.
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The secret to surviving August in New York City is having a low-maintenance routine: Think classic jorts, a loose white tank, and still-wet-from-the-shower hair. Being poolside is not required but is definitely suggested.
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Vogue declared the "T&P" (tee and panties) this year's ultimate summer look, and we couldn't agree more.
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Sometimes the most random combinations can make for the most on-point look. Orange wedges, loose denim shorts, a striped tee, and a floral bomber jacket, topped with a hat? This screams, "I just threw something on," in the best way possible.
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Midi skirts can elevate any look, while a tie-up top brings things back down to Earth (or the beach, really).
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Wondering how to channel the '90s, even in million-degree heat? Throw on a black slip dress, tie a flannel around your waist (air conditioning can get chilly, after all), and put a choker on it.
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Take your favorite vintage lingerie-style slip dress out of the bedroom by pairing it with some bold sunglasses and colorful sandals.
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Take your emoji obsession to new heights with a vintage jumpsuit (decorated in multicolored smiley faces, naturally). Go crazy by throwing on some equally wild accessories.
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Summer may be two-thirds of the way through, but our favorite $1 accessory is still keeping our outfits strong.
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Sunny days call for the simplest (and most comfortable) floral frocks.
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You don't have to be a girly-girl to rock a fun pink dress. A lace number and crazy cat-eye sunglasses do the trick without being overly feminine.
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Our secret to surviving the sweat? Sporting clothing that doesn't stick to the body. The more oversized, the better — for example, some lightweight, seriously wide-legged Rosie Assoulin pants.
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These wild and crazy Junya Watanabe bottoms may have us seeing double, but it's the easy, breezy styling (simple black tops, quirky heels and bags) that makes us want to embrace color this summer.
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Longing to rock leather all year 'round? Opt for a studded mini and pair it with a thin (and low-cut) top. Bonus points for colored shades.
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If you love to layer all year 'round, look to pair your loosest-fitting items together (like this killer jumpsuit and white eyelet top). Extra props for iridescent flats, because a New York girl needs practical footwear, no?
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A D.I.Y. crop top and linen culottes are a match made in too-hot-to-deal heaven.
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The best pieces of clothing let the breeze (if we're lucky enough to find one) right in.
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We can't decide what we love about this look most: The half-topknot, the John Lennon-style sunglasses, or the white tennis-inspired dress (with just a hint of colored glitter).
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Proof that accessories can easily make the outfit. As much as we love this green-grey jumpsuit, it's the tasseled sandals, oddly shaped bag, and oversized gold jewelry that take the look to new heights.
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Yes, you can still rock your favorite jumpsuit — just go for the bare look underneath. #ThatsSo70s.
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The best summer dress is one that easily doubles as a cover-up. You never know when you might have the opportunity to escape to a beach, right?
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The striped tee: What other article of clothing can go with so many things? Sport yours with a pair of high-waisted, loose-fitting shorts so you can feel the breeze without sticking (ew!) to your subway seat.
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Unleash your nautical side (because let's be honest, we'd all rather be by the water) with a striped sweater and white denim skirt.
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A loose lace maxi dress is a sleek way to kick back and relax after a long, hot day.
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Turn your favorite dress into a just-as-cool tunic by styling it over boyfriend jeans with a sleek pair of heels.
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A throwback decal such as a varsity letter can add a unique element to the classic denim skirt. It's one of the most versatile pieces you can have in your wardrobe — pair it with a tank in the dead of summer, then layer with a leather jacket or graphic sweatshirt come fall.
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In August, a light-colored palette can take you almost as far as the silhouette you're wearing can. This baby-blue, off-the-shoulder Tibi top, paired with some semi-flared Citizens of Humanity jeans (in a soft wash), keeps things simple and cool.
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A new way to wear that same old white tee. Plus, between the structured dress and party heels, this outfit can go from day to night like that.
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A dress with a cape matches best with the simplest of white sneakers. It lets you make a statement, and is completely comfortable.
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If you're a fan of all things mod, opt for a blazer-style minidress and the coolest white boots around.
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It's decided. A subtle, off-the-shoulder dress with simple yet sleek gladiator sandals is officially our August uniform.
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