Okay, so a late-summer heat wave isn't the best time to start thinking about fall fashion. The idea of layering makes us sweat more than we already have on our morning commute. Nonetheless, it's never a bad time to plan a wardrobe (excluding the cold-weather necessities). We're talking about pieces for style rather than heat retention, but that you'll wear for months under your warmest coats.
And there's a very good reason to look forward to what your closet will be like two months from now: Your future staples are currently stocked at our favorite retailers, and for under $100. Whether it's because of summer sales or pre-season shopping incentives, now's the time to stock up and build a wardrobe that'll carry you through dipping temperatures and changing landscapes. Hey, you can even start wearing some of these immediately if you're really eager. With these prices, it'll be hard not to.