August is a tricky time to get dressed. September issues and ad campaigns have us pining for leather, layers, and other new-season staples; yet, still-blazing temps conspire to keep us in the tees and cutoffs we've been sporting all summer (and, frankly, we're getting a little sick of them). What's a fall-fashion-loving girl to do?
Our favorite solution is a late-summer uniform of dresses, ankle boots, and a killer bag. The dress and booties keep your gams bare and cool, while the purse lets you indulge in all the exotic-skin, jewel-tone Fall looks you crave — and it won't raise your temp a bit!
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Tory Burch Lizard Embossed Leather Shoulder Bag, $595, available at Saks Fifth Avenue.
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B Brian Atwood Snake-Print Leather and Patent Leather Ankle Boots, $500, available at Saks Fifth Avenue.
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Carven Fold-Over Sheath Dress, $585, available at Saks Fifth Avenue.