In previous years, I have spent a lot of time in August trying to preemptively talk myself out of a winter spiral, but not this year — this year, I’m approaching the end of the season differently. Instead of leaning into my own wallow like I am both Sheryl Sandberg and Rory Gilmore, I’m just going to pretend that it’ll never end. Either that, or I’ll be really gluttonous about these glory days — injecting the sort of enthusiasm you feel at the top of June when it seems like this year — this year it really will be an endless summer.
Worth acknowledging, though, is that it’s a good thing that September’s coming, right? It means we’re still alive to experience it, for one thing. But mortality shmortality, right? The fact remains that the next 21 days belong to us. So do all the stuff, drink all the drinks, lick all the ice cream you said you would but never got around to. Inaugurate your laissez-faire attitude, the final hair-down moment you’ve been waiting to indulge in all season with a week of outfits you’ve been thinking about since May but never actually wore.
If you haven’t been thinking about outfits since May, congratulations! You do not have fashion OCD but I can’t say the same for myself. So enjoy a week of looks to close out the month and encourage a shimmy into the next one.
There are captions in the slideshow above and they will either hurt your eyes, make you laugh or hey! Do both.
Photographed by Krista Anna Lewis.