Shopping in July and August has always been tough for me. I'm a "buy it now, wear it now" kind of person and retailers are already putting out pre-fall merchandise at this time. I'm not ready for wool or anything that even hints at cooler temperatures. So what do I do? I buy summer pieces on sale and figure out ways to stretch them into autumn. A pretty floral dress with a dark background (this one is on sale from Zara), is an easy layering piece when brought together with tights, boots and an easy chic denim jacket that can be worn at the end of September. And it's a no brainer for immediate use with modern flat sandals and a beachy bag.