Trends/ Under $100/ Designer/ Wardrobe Tips/ Fashion / 09 Aug, 2018

Monthly Shopping Guide: What To Buy In August


fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing levi's denim shorts and an olive trench coat from revolve
This month I’m kicking off a new monthly shopping guide series where I’ll be sharing what I am buying each month and what I think you should be buying to stay on top of the latest trends. I always start a new month by editing my closet and making a list of which pieces I feel like I am missing from my wardrobe.

fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a saint laurent envelope bag and an olive trench coat from revolve fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a saint laurent envelope bag from hg bags
Whether it’s trying out a new trend, replacing wardrobe staples or finally investing in a designer piece that I’ve been coveting – I try to be strategic with what I buy each month. As I get older, I find that investing in quality over quantity makes so much more sense. I’ve learned to appreciate pieces that can stay in my wardrobe for seasons to come. Of course I don’t splurge on everything in my closet, it definitely makes sense to buy more affordable pieces for trendier items while I invest in pricier options for pieces that I know I’ll wear a lot and want to last.

Each month I’m going to share my picks for different budgets. I’ll share the trendier pieces that I love and that I think are worth trying out and the pieces that I feel are worth investing in to anchor your wardrobe.

fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing an olive trench coat and a white bodysuit from revolve fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a saint laurent envelope bag and gianvito rossi suede heels
August tends to be a transitional month. It’s obviously still summer, but fall items start hitting stores now and the best pieces tend to sell out. I’ve learned that if I have my eye on a designer piece, it’s best to buy it before the season officially kicks off. Once you start seeing the hottest designer piece on everyone, it’s nearly impossible to track down. There were a few pieces that I regretted not buying last winter so I made sure to go on the waitlist or pre-order items for spring in the winter months – I bought my Chanel espadrilles way back in January!

As far as more affordable pieces for August, I like to buy pieces that will easily transition from summer to fall. Layering is key in the fall so buying lighter layers to wear now makes sense. August is also a great month to buy accessories that you can wear now to refresh pieces already in your wardrobe and you can repurpose them in the fall too.

fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing an olive trench coat from revolve and a saint laurent envelope bag fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a silver cuff bracelet and quay sunglasses

Budget-Friendly (Under $100)


Ivory Blazer

The perfect transitional blazer. I've been wearing this so much the last couple of months.
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Lace Cami

The perfect layering piece. This affordable cami can be worn on it's own now and under sweaters and blazers later.
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Pendant Necklace

Coin necklaces are the latest jewelry trend. I love how the dainty chain pairs with the statement pendant.
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Hair Scarf

An affordable way to try out the latest hair trend.
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Pieces To Wear Now & Later

BB Dakota

Utility Duster Coat

I love that this can be worn as a duster coat or a dress.
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Cozy Cardigan

Wear now on cool summer nights and throughout fall.
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Lace Cami

This cami goes with everything. It is a little pricier, but the quality makes it worth it.
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About Us

Striped Top

Summer stripes that will easily transition to fall.
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The Designer Splurges

Gianvito Rossi

Suede Pumps

These heels are the perfect nude color. They pair great with neutrals and are an easy way to add texture to your outfit.
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Saint Laurent

Nude Bag

This bag goes with everything and HG Bags is offering 25% off for my readers. Use code 25Maria at checkout.
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Christian Louboutin

Red Heels

The ultimate red-bottomed heel. These will make heads turn when you enter (and leave) a room. I found these heels for $50 less than everywhere else here.
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Saint Laurent

Red Chain Wallet

Bright colors are having a moment right now. I always opt for red because it's feminine yet sexy. I just bought this bag and I'm obsessed.
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xo, Maria

Outfit Details

Saint Laurent Bag Large Monogram Envelope Matelasse via HGBags – use code “25Maria” for 25% off your purchase
BB Dakota Olive Trench (wearing an XS – runs TTS)
Privacy Please Bodysuit (wearing an XS – runs TTS)
Levi’s Denim Shorts (wearing a 24, similar here and here)
Gianvito Rossi Suede Heels (also here, budget version here)
Quay Sunglasses
Amazon Cuff Ring
Amazon Stacking Rings
Rebecca Minkoff Cuff Bracelet


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