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Finish off the season with textures, bright colors, and great shapes. Before you start layering sweaters and jackets for fall — let’s finish things off in style. You don’t need to worry about what’s trendy if you stick to the classics, and right now, everyone’s ending their inventory on summer-themed pieces, so the sales make it ideal to find staples to add to your summertime wardrobe.

Incorporating pretty light shades will extend the sunshine a bit further. Think a chambray top with a pair of skinny baby pink jeans, or a lilac shift dress with a leather jacket or a statement necklace. I love this!

Even just throwing in a fresh baby blue bag is a perfect, feminine touch. (Kate Spade outlet store anyone?!)

I love the Express portfino tops, but putting it in a pastel? Dream worthy! Pair with black high-waisted shorts or edgy denim and light shades in skinny jeans are work-friendly and fun, and they always look sharp.

Full skirts: Circular skirts are very romantic. Look for pleats, circles, longer lengths, and jacquard. Mixing textures keeps longer skirts from crossing any ‘Grandma’ lines. A higher waist with a crop top or fitted shirt will keep things cute and classy.

Wear a long, full skirt with a tailored top to showcase a small waist or try a skater skirts are super pretty with a tight top:

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The pleats in this skirt would be complimented by an edgy chambray or textured sweater. And this fresh white piece is a favorite, too.

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Or wear a fit and flare! This shape flatters every figure, creating all of the right lines and accentuating all of the right parts. This is definitely a day-to-night style, just throw on a sweater during the day and add edgy accessories and a pair of wedges or booties at night.

What are your favorite finds for the back to school season? Share with us in the comments below or share with us on Twitter @UChic .

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