27 Ways to Extend Summer

Today marks the first official day of the last official week of the summer season official. If you’re Leandra, that means you’re squeezing in as many #lovesummerhateeverythingelse Instagrams before it’s too late and maybe pondering how to emotionally and physically brace yourself for the cold-weather blues. If you’re me, you’re a little relieved because you think getting dressed in the summer is hard and nowhere on the summer menu is the intoxicating feeling of being snug as a bug in a rug.

But whether or not you prefer blankets and hot coffee and rosy cheeks and windswept hair to sunglasses and cold brew and ponytails and a balmy glow, a nod to the end of the summer feels appropriate. Maybe it’s the back to school energy solicited by September that makes us pause time for one second and force a last hurrah.

Here are 27 stories we wrote in honor of Endless Summer Month in August that will help you hold on to this ephemeral transition for just a teensy bit longer. NOT TO PRESSURE YOU BUT YOU HAVE SEVEN DAYS SO HOP TO IT.

For matters of the mind


A meditation on the unsung hero of summer

A definitive guide to all the September issues

Monocycle 34: Endless Summer

We asked a French girl in London about August

How to beat the summer scaries

Summer is a state of mind!!!

Matters of the heart

Summer Fling Man Repeller Feature

Growing up with coming-of-age movies

Summer boyfriends, now on sale!

We forced 13 Rockaway Beach goers to tell us their feelings

Endless Summer Travel Diaries: Leandra’s week in Spain

An endless summer street-style slideshow and playlist

Travel Diary: Maui through the eyes of a photographer and poet

Tell us about your summer fling

Matters of the body (but also heart and mind, ya know?)

Gucci leather knot sandal

5 cool summer outfits found on Instagram

How to style Tevas

9 pairs of sunglasses to escape reality

All the outfits you wanted to wear this summer? Put them on now

8 days, 7 nights, 1 carry-on suitcase

And the award for the uniform of the summer goes to…

In My Cart: the makings of a mermaid for a last summer hurrah

How to wear gingham without looking like a picnic table

Five days of the same denim shorts

How to dress up from the neck up

Endless summer sandals

The thought process of wearing a see-through dress

In an outfit rut? Try a big burlap dress

Summer pants! (just in case you hate shorts)

Happy end of summer!

All photographs via Man Repeller.


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