Happy August!  The start of a new month fills me with happiness, hope and inspiration for what's new and what's next.  I'm especially fond of turning the page to late summer as it means the transition into a new season is on the way.  

As summer wanes and autumn begins to show peeks of its perfection, I like to begin transitioning my closet and wardrobe towards richer tones and warmer colors.  

While it's still way too soon to turn towards heavier fabrics, it's easy to accomplish the feel of cooler weather looks with the right colors and combinations.  

Fall to me always says shades of olive and army green.  One of my favorite ways to wear it often is with an easy, versatile jacket.  This cropped anorak option is wonderful in so many ways.  Wear it over a pretty dark floral dress with ankle boots one day and pair it with denim, a bright pop of color (like this sweater) and your favorite little extras.  

Accessories can always take an outfit in any direction you need it to go in.  These sunnies are one of my current favorites and can add sweet style everything from a summer sundress to fall's layered looks. 

 Leather knapsacks, rose gold jewelry and eye-catching watches round out the ways you can lend an outfit a whole lot of interest as you take it from summer to fall.

Almost all of these looks I'm sharing here today are a part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale going on now.  Hurry though if you want them because prices go up August 6th!

What are you all looking forward to doing this month?  I'd love to know!