Now that it's halfway through August, there's an onslaught of new fall merchandise hitting the shelves. Unfortunately, it's still too warm out for heavy wool sweaters and leather jackets, no matter how alluring the store windows might look. To quell that shopping itch, denim makes for a great transitional piece. Our latest Shop-a-Matic features all things denim, from colored skinnies to of-the-moment seventies-inspired high-waisted flares. Browse for new basics, as well as quirky updates that will carry you through late summer and well into fall.
Moody Blue Shirt by Lakdah
Why We Like It: Chambray blouses are versatile: They can play off tough leather or offer a masculine counterpoint to feminine skirts. This version adds a dose of sex appeal with a cut-out back.
Mini Studs Jacket by ACNE
Why We Like It: Candy-colored studs are an irreverent alternative to overly ubiquitous and no-longer-edgy gold and silver ones. The lightweight jacket is the ideal topper to transition floaty floral dresses into fall.
Rock & Roll Paint Splattered Jeans by JNBY
Why We Like It: If you were mourning the lost opportunity to get these dip-dyed Dries van Noten jeans, this slouchy paint-splattered pair has the same faded wash and casual menswear vibe.
Halli Denim Skirt by Club Monaco
Why We Like It: Denim skirts call to mind those miniskirts best left for the beach, but this A-line version is tailored enough to be worn year-round. Tuck in a crisp button-down and highlight the waist with a brightly colored, skinny belt for an appropriate casual Friday look.
High-Rise Flared Jeans by Silence & Noise
Why We Like It: Brightly colored skinny jeans were big for summer and the trend continues for fall in seasonally appropriate hues like mustard, forest green, and rust. This muted red pair has a seventies vibe, with its high waist and flared legs, but looks refreshingly modern and relaxed after seasons of tight jeans.