We’ve hit the point of summer when our wardrobe feels… tired. We’ve worn the same shirtdress 13 times and are starting to crave the layers of fall. Oh yes, the dog days of summer are here. We’ve created two outfits using pieces you (likely) already have in your closet to prove that with a little mixing & matching, you can get through the warmest days of the year without breaking down and binge shopping at the mall. It just takes a little thinking outside of the box. Mix stripes with florals, reach for a different blazer than your usual go-to, and change up a standard sundress with bold statement accessories.

Of course, that’s not to say you should avoid shopping. In fact, this chambray top & this silk dress are basically wardrobe requirements. We’ll be wearing both as often as possible, and, when the time comes, finding ways to incorporate them into our cold-weather wardrobe.

Tell us- when you hit the summer style rut, how do you get out?

Shop Rue: OUTFIT 1: 1. Sunglasses // 2. Chambray Top // 3. Panama Hat // 4. Tank // 5. Shorts // 6. Crossbody Bag // 7. Sandals  // OUTFIT 2: 1. Dress // 2. Earrings // 3. Stackable Rings // 4. Blazer // 5. Clutch // 6. Heels