Dear summer, please don’t leave. (If you wish hard enough, it might just stay.) Although September may have a cooler forecast in store, nothing’s stopping you from rocking your most-loved summer pieces through to next year. Here are four timeless picks to wear now, layer for fall, and jet-set with this winter – all to your heart’s content.

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1. Strappy Sandals
The one item reserved for warm days? Sandals. And this nude pair will truly go with everything. Grab these now, and keep them on hand as easy-to-pack essentials when the Caribbean is calling.

2. Bright White Shoulder Bag
White just looks better in the sun. With a classic shoulder stap and minimalist detailing, this number will always be in style, at home or overseas. Plus, winter whites are always a do.

3. Striped Dress
Trends may come and go, but stripes are forever. As the unofficial print of summer, this sweetheart strapless dress is ideal for those last few sticky weeks of August – and just as appropriate on that winter getaway to Mexico. Pair it with booties and a leather jacket for even more mileage this fall.

4. Printed Shorts
So much more than go-to cutoffs, these tropical patterned shorts have summer written all over them. Rock these now with a tank and into early September with a sweater. And they’ll be the first thing your reach for come that south-of-the-border escape.

Our Summer. Forever. Women’s Sale. & Summer. Forever. Men’s Sale. Boutiques open Sunday, August 4, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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August 4, 2013

The fashion world may be looking toward fall (guilty), but there’s still quite a few weeks of summer left to enjoy. As one of the hottest months of the season, August is a great time to add those last few warm-weather pieces to your arsenal. You’ll get some good use out of them now and they’ll still feel fresh when you break them out next year. If these three items haven’t made their way into your closet yet, scoop them up now and rock them through to September – and beyond.

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1. Striped Sandals
By now, your go-to sandals are probably on their last legs. Trade them for this modern yet totally timeless pair and every coordinating outfit will feel refreshed.

2. Cobalt Lace Dress
Summer is home to plenty of parties, and they don’t seem to be slowing down one bit. With 3/4-length sleeves and bright lace, this dress is ideal for starlit soirees. Plus, word on the street is that cobalt will be everywhere this fall. Add a pair of opaque tights and some booties for an instant year-round look.

3. Brushed Silk Skirt
Casual yet formal. Statement-making but goes with everything. This tie-waist skirt is an end-of-summer must. Tone it down for day with a tank and flat sandals. Or dress it up at night with wedges and a blouse. Keeping cool in those steamy temps has never looked better.

Our The Wear-Now Sale. Carpe Diem. Boutique opens Monday, July 29, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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July 29, 2013