We could talk about fashion until everyone else’s eyes glaze over and we’re left standing alone in a room, but even we understand the impracticality of being told to buy an entirely new wardrobe every few days. At no time of year is this more true than at the end of summer, so instead, we’ve rounded up 31 outfits that’ll inspire you to revisit your own closet with fresh eyes. (We’re willing to bet you probably have a lot to work with.) Here, simple tweaks to breathe new life into your end-of-season style.
Opt for a classic bold hue and don't be afraid to wear with coordinated accessories.
Punch up a simple tank and jeans with bold heels.
Embolden a white eyelet dress with a lightweight bomber jacket.
Reimagine your evening dresses for day by pairing them with a neutral bag and gladiator sandals.
Borrow from the boys by teaming a blazer and shorts with loafers and a fedora.
Take your cocktail dress downtown by layering an oversize tee under a one-shoulder style.
Jazz up your noir ensembles with thoughtful accessories and a bold lip.
Dabble in the dresses-over-trousers trend by topping skinny denim with a midi dress.
Add structure to pajama-inspired separates by cinching with a bright belt.
Add whimsy to polished wide-leg trousers by topping with a patched or embroidered denim jacket.
Balance a plunging neckline with a bold choker.
Bring retro vacation style to the city by wearing a full-skirted midi dress with oversize sunglasses and woven accessories.
Elevate a simple black and white ensemble with playful, feminine mules.
Embrace your sweeter side with a sunny dress, girly headband and top handle purse.
Tuck a casual button-down into a tailored skirt for insouciant polish.
Add interest to head-to-toe monochrome with unexpected fabrics and silhouettes.
Toughen up a slinky lingerie slip with an oversized jacket.
Make a muted weekend ensemble look effortlessly chic by adding vibrant shoes.
Try off-beat color combinations like olive and blush, rust and navy or yellow and gray.
Match your purse to your lipcolor to instantly pull together any ensemble.
Embrace your middle-school self with a flirty printed dress and coordinated mini bag.
Wear sheer during the day, just keep the color palette uniform and ground the outfit with strong accessories.
Make a tee-shirt-and-miniskirt combo evening appropriate with the simple addition of a leather jacket and hoop earrings.
Channel the '70s with a camel skirt and striped top.
Top a sexy dress with a fluid duster jacket for an effortless date-night outfit.
Keep your off-the-shoulder top feeling fresh by teaming it with chunky heels and cuffed denim.
Ease into the idea of transitional dressing with a sheer turtleneck and flared jeans.
Temper feminine ethereal dresses with sculptural accessories for a bold daytime look.
Trade your everyday necklace for a printed silk scarf.
Go big or go home. Take print mixing to the next level with a vibrant lip and patterned accessories.