It has happened yet again: August has just showed up, completely uninvited, and booted July right out of the room. We aren't pleased. But instead of dwelling on what we can't change (and apparently you can't change the calendar), we are using it as an excuse to do a little retail therapy.
What's on our end-of-Summer shopping list? A healthy mix of pieces to keep cool – a swimsuit from a just-discovered designer – and accessories to help with the transition to Fall, like open-toe booties and slogan sweatshirts. And just so September doesn't clock us out of nowhere, we're throwing in a few back-to-school essentials that even a working woman can add to her fashion arsenal. So, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em, and shop all of our editors' August must-have style items now.