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Sick of your summer clothes?

Rachel Zoe, the Ladies of Dannijo and other designers have some chic style tricks to get you through to fall!

By Glamour Magazine Aug 12, 2013 6:41PM
by Fawnia Soo Hoo

Even though fall is right around the corner, we still have most of steamy August to trudge through (plus those balmy September days). So, yup, you still have to keep wearing those summer clothes. And, if you're like us, you're so sick of it all. Luckily, we have these super-chic fashion designers to consult for strategies on how to refresh your summer wardrobe in style.

Rachel Zoe
Photos: Dannijo photo: Instagram/dannijo; Michelle Smith: Courtesy; Rachel Zoe/Shoshanna Gruss: Getty Images
Rachel Zoe clearly knows what she's talking about. Not only does she design her own clothing line as part of her fashion empire, she still has her day job as queen bee stylist to A-list red carpet stars, such as Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Hudson. So refreshing her summer wardrobe must be a breeze. Rachel says:

"Transitional pieces are everything, and layering is key. You can't go wrong with mixed media jackets in lightweight bodies with edgy accents. Find one that you love and wear it over your favorite T-shirt, jeans and gladiator sandals for a summer night. In fall, layer it with a gauzy cashmere cardigan, your favorite leggings and moto booties."

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Photos: Dannijo photo: Instagram/dannijo; Michelle Smith: Courtesy; Rachel Zoe/Shoshanna Gruss: Getty Images
Rachel Zoe London Trench, $695, piperlime.com

Jodie & Danielle Snyder of Dannijo
Photos: Dannijo photo: Instagram/dannijo; Michelle Smith: Courtesy; Rachel Zoe/Shoshanna Gruss: Getty Images
If you couldn't already tell by Jodie Snyder's impossibly chic Great Expectations-themed wedding, she and sister Danielle have an innate sense of inspired personal style. (Seriously, just follow the girls on Instagram just to check out what they're wearing. So many cute dresses.) Which is probably why their jewelry line Dannijo is a favorite of the coolest of cool downtown girls and members of the model contingent, such as Hilary Rhoda and Brooklyn Decker. So we think we have an idea of how they'd suggest making your summer-wear fun again. The girls say:

"Accessories are the best way to get you through any season. For summer, we'd say #putabibonit!"
Photos: Dannijo photo: Instagram/dannijo; Michelle Smith: Courtesy; Rachel Zoe/Shoshanna Gruss: Getty Images
Dannijo Selima, $920, dannijo.com; Etta, $375, dannijo.com; Medine, $495, dannijo.com

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Michelle Smith of Milly

Photos: Dannijo photo: Instagram/dannijo; Michelle Smith: Courtesy; Rachel Zoe/Shoshanna Gruss: Getty Images

Milly designer Michelle Smith has such a lockdown on whimsical summer prints (still dying over those adorable elephant shorts she designed for her Banana Republic collab), we wonder if she's really devastated that the season is almost over. Not quite. She says:

"This is why I love pre-fall — it's that short but sweet season between light and airy summer clothes and tons of layering. One of my favorite looks for this time of year is what I call "the new suit" — a couture tweed jacket with leather details and shorts from the same material. You can wear these two pieces together or mix them up. I love that they're colorful but versatile — the jacket can be worn separately with jeans or a dress and the shorts can be paired down with a silk blouse, crisp button-down or simple T-shirt. There's no better feeling than buying something that works with every single piece in your closet. Who doesn't love being able to make eight outfits instantly?"

Photos: Dannijo photo: Instagram/dannijo; Michelle Smith: Courtesy; Rachel Zoe/Shoshanna Gruss: Getty Images

Milly Harper zipper jacket, $595, piperlime.com; Milly Malhia couture tweed and leather shorts, $325, nordstrom.com

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Shoshanna Gruss of Shoshanna

Photos: Dannijo photo: Instagram/dannijo; Michelle Smith: Courtesy; Rachel Zoe/Shoshanna Gruss: Getty Images

Girls flock to Shoshanna Gruss' self-named line for the prettiest, flirtiest dresses and swimsuits — especially in the summer. But we're kind of wondering what other tricks the New York designer has up her sleeve to kick up her end-of-summer style. She says:

"Add a fun twist to your favorite pair of printed pants by pairing them with a complimentary pattern. I love a classic striped top in neutrals paired with a playful abstract floral pant, such as, our Brandis Tab Waist style."

Photos: Dannijo photo: Instagram/dannijo; Michelle Smith: Courtesy; Rachel Zoe/Shoshanna Gruss: Getty Images

Shoshanna Daniela sweater, $125 from $250, shoshanna.com; Brandis tab waist pant, $165 from $330, shoshanna.com

Whose advice will you follow? Which piece would you wear to refresh your summer wardrobe? And be honest, are you as sick of your summer clothes as we are?

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Photos: Dannijo photo: Instagram/dannijo; Michelle Smith: Courtesy; Rachel Zoe/Shoshanna Gruss: Getty Images
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Aug 16, 2013 1:37PM
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Is Shoshanna kidding with that outfit. If I wore that out of the house my friends would think I had a stroke. I wouldn't even wear it to the mailbox!
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