Sure, we just came out of a record-breaking heat wave, but hello!—August is nearly here. It’s time to start thinking about the inevitable transition to fall, progressing through what we’re calling the “five stages of summer grief.”
After denial (if you don’t think about cold weather, it won’t ever come, right?), anger (your hard-earned tan is fading!), bargaining (you’d give up that Mara Hoffman bikini for just one more month of golden rays) and possibly even depression (brought on by the last al fresco dinner of the season), you arrive at acceptance. Fall, it turns out, is not so bad after all. In fact, it’s rather lovely.
Below, the Barneys New York Fashion Office has put together fifteen transitional pieces to take you from these dog days of summer right into the outstretched arms of autumn.