Dressing up the End of Summer

The start of August brings with it thoughts of summer’s end; we’re reminded of all those things we thought we could fit into these short months and most of us begin to think …where did the time go? Another thing that this time of year brings is an onslaught of weddings, end of summer cocktails, labour day celebrations and goodbye parties as students head back to their University towns. While all these events definitely bring the summer to a fun and exciting end, it’s also around this time that we remember how much money (or lack thereof) we have in our bank accounts, after all the weekend trips and terrace dwelling that the summer has teased us with.

We all know that summer sales are abundant this time of year, but the stores are often filled with odd sizes, styles and colours that may not always work. That’s why finding a dress for these end of summer events can often be a gruelling process, considering funds and stock are at an all-time low.

If you’re in this position, I’ve scoured the internet for some great finds, all under $100, and each perfect for any soirée you have coming up.

Wear with: pumps, a hairband, loads of bangles and minimal earrings/rings.

Shop: Zara Tulle DressGap Pleated Print Dress

Wear with: strappy heels, statement earrings, one or two bracelets.

Shop: Zara Asymmetric Dress / Forever21 One Shoulder Bubble Dress

Wear with: sandals, feather hair accent, long necklace, stud earrings, bangles.

Shop: Kensie Watery Swirl Dress / French Connection Cleos Stripe

Finally, if you hate all of these dresses (shocking.) or you’re simply looking for further inspiration, here’s a style board with some great looks for any special evening you have coming up. Just don’t forget a clean coat of polish, shaved legs and a smile, you’ll be sure to knock ’em dead (in a nutshell). Happy Partying!

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