ELYSIAN’s style experts teamed up with the planets and the stars to create the perfect outfit for what’s in store for you this month.
Ah, August. We’ve reached the final weeks of summer, so it’s time to make the most of it. With Uranus going into retrograde and Mars entering Capricorn later in the month, we’re all like to get an urge towards productivity and creativity. By the end of the month, you’ll surely feel primed and prepared to get a jumpstart on whatever projects capture your passions.
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or read on to see what August 2018 has in store for you:
July 23 – Aug. 22
The sun is spending almost the whole of August in your sign, Leo, triggering a lot of emotions and intense self-reflection. Not to worry, these deep questions will only help you build confidence and get a hold on your aspirations. It may be a good time to follow your heart. Start that project you’ve been mulling over or take that leadership role at work that you know you deserve. Use caution when planning your birthday celebration, however – by the time August winds down, money is gonna be on the brain.
Style: Bold & Bright
The Look: It’s your birth month, feel free to fancy yourself up. You’ll want to be the center of attention, and you will, given your love for vibrant colors. It’s your time to go over the top.
Cushnie et Ochs Off-Shoulder Crop Top, $745, shopbop.com ・ Ela Rae Morah Circle Pendant Choker, $328, bloomingdales.com ・ Dolce & Gabbana Maiolica-Print Tiered Mini, $895, modaoperandi.com ・ Stuart Weitzman Capri Printed Jacquard Sandals, $174, bloomingdales.com ・ Kayu Colada Leather-trimmed Wicker Tote, $205, net-a-porter.com
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
The sun is in the Twelfth House of your sign this month, the final stage before it enters your own sign and a new celestial cycle begins. During this time, it is important to let go of things that don’t matter and prioritize those that do. With Mercury in retrograde until the 19th, your social interactions are going to seem painfully awkward. Take this time to recharge and train yourself not to spread yourself too thin for the sake of others. You will find that your emotions and the world around you are curiously aligned. Trust your intuition, and go with your instincts.
Style: Functional & Feminine
The Look: Keep it comfy while you take this time to reinvigorate yourself – but not too comfy. In spite of your hiccups in sociability, you can’t hide yourself away from the world.
Stella McCartney Wide-Leg Pants, $1,040, net-a-porter.com ・ Kate Spade NY Pavé Bloom Statement Earrings, $98, bloomingdales.com ・ Rails Mia Button-Back Striped Shirt, $144, bloomingdales.com ・ Jeffrey Campbell Rodillo Wedge Sandals, $140, shopbop.com ・ Tory Burch Gemini Link Tote, $198, bloomingdales.com
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Lately you’ve been expanding your circle with an endless schedule of social engagements – and the solar eclipse on the 11th is only going to kick this friendliness into a higher gear. But the planets are also indulging your artistic side, and you should try to make time to start or continue a creative endeavour. Even if you feel as though you’re not accomplishing much, your flow will return before the end of the month – and help you gain emotional awareness. Take this time to reflect what energies need purging before the sun enters your sign’s Twelfth House.
Style: Dark & Day-to-Night
The Look: Between your boundless energy and plans with friends, you’re not one to want to stop home in the middle of the day. Dress in an outfit that allows you to go straight from the office to the dinner party.
Alaia Knitted Mini Dress, $3,780, net-a-porter.com ・ Kendra Scott Supack Bracelets, Set of 5, $95, bloomingdales.com ・ Guiseppe Zanotti Harmony Metallic Leather Sandals, $845, net-a-porter.com ・ ZAC Zac Posen Eartha Iconic Lady Faux Pearl Mini Crossbody, $295, bloomingdales.com ・ Agmes Short Joan Gold Vermeil Earrings, $650, modaoperandi.com
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
You’re ready for a change, dear Scorpio, and rest assured: all of the focus you’ve placed on your career last month is likely to pay off. As your celestial cycle enters its final quarter, you will be able to delineate your goals and aspirations more clearly than ever before. Your propension for collaboration and teamwork will also be piqued, so this is a good time to forge a new professional partnership. Anticipate a huge burst of inspiration and confidence towards the end of the month, and harness it to catapult your career.
Style: Tried & True
The Look: With your career performance knocking the socks off execs and clients alike, your business casual should be just as stunning.
Becken Contrasting Cuffed Pants, $795, modaoperandi.com ・ L’agence Raquel Silk Blouse, $385, net-a-porter.com ・ Rick Owens Wool-Crepe Blazer, $2,340, net-a-porter.com ・ Rebecca Minkoff Mika Suede Loafers, $150, bloomingdales.com ・ Theia Jewelry Camellia Earrings, $42, shopbop.com ・ Gucci Printed Canvas, Leather & Gold-Tone Watch, $890, net-a-porter.com
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
The last few weeks have been one adventure after another, but now it’s time to slow down and be practical. While this month may mean a great deal of advancement in the career arena, Uranus entering retrograde on the 7th may mean some tension in the workplace and some extra stress. Things at home may even seem a bit unsettling – but it’s okay, because you’ll be focused on following your dreams and building a legacy. Be wary of forgetfulness, however, and taking care of household chores will bring you a bit more peace.
Style: Polished & Subtly Flirtatious
The Look: While you might be preoccupied at home and at work, it’s important to look well put-together, so you can feel well put-together
Madewell Gingham Cotton-Poplin Wrap Top, $70, net-a-porter.com ・ Elizabeth and James Ryker Suede Midi Skirt, $795, net-a-porter.com ・ Max Mara Leather & Whicker Tote, $1,650, bloomingdales.com ・ White/Space Everly 14k Gold & Pearl Necklace, $695, modaoperandi.com ・ See by Chloé Glyn Wedge Espadrilles, $215, shopbop.com
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
The Mountain Goat
August is all about money, money, money for you, lovely Capricorn. Though you may not have your fiscal responsibilities fully in order until the latter half of the month, it may be a good idea to tend to your investments around the 11th’s solar eclipse. The movements of Mars and Venus may cause some conflicting feelings – spend or save, travel or nest, build or destroy, work or play. There’s no right answer on how to handle these urges, but striking a balance between the two is probably in your best interest.
Style: Simple & Sophisticated
The Look: Indulge yourself this month with some sparkle and pattern, marrying your simple style with that risk-loving voice in the back of your head. (Wearing something green also might help attract some more dollars.)
Topshop MOTO Polka Dot Mom Jeans, $80, nordstrom.com ・ Rebecca Taylor Bird-Embellished Sleeveless Silk Top, $375, bergdorfgoodman.com ・ Manolo Blahnik Acorda Suede Loafers, $765, neimanmarcus.com ・ Chloé Faye Day Shoulder Bag, $1,990, bergdorfgoodman.com ・ Fallon Monarch Pearly Cluster Earrings, $190, neimanmarcus.com
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
The Water Bearer
This summer has been a little tense, but fret not, relief will lovingly descend before the close of August. You may find yourself preoccupied with a relationship or the prospect of a new one – just be careful not to sacrifice your individuality for another. (If you stay true to yourself, a serious commitment just might be around the corner.) You may also be struck with a fit of wanderlust, but Mercury’s retrograde until the 18th may make travel more cumbersome than exciting. This month is a great time to examine the “big picture” of your life – and how to map your karmic path for the rest of the year.
Style: Fluid & Rebellious
The Look: Between your craving for commitment and desire to travel, dress in something easy-breezy to remind yourself to relax. The good vibes will follow.
Alison Lou Shroom 14k Gold Earrings, $840, net-a-porter.com ・ See by Chloé Rosy Snake-Effect Shoulder Bag, $375, net-a-porter.com ・ La DoubleJ Yacht Off-the-Shoulder Tiered Dress, $680, modaoperandi.com ・ Paul Green Perforated Suede Block Heels, $355, bloomingdales.com ・ Anna Beck Pearl Stackable Rings, $275, nordstrom.com
Feb. 19 – March 20
Lately, your whimsical spirit has come down from the clouds to get things done. While the daily grind has been exhausting, August may bring you some respite. Use this time to recapture that free spirit of yours (but, of course, don’t slack on your work responsibilities). With relationships tugging on the heart and career on the brain, remember to take some time to engage in self-care. A sudden bolt of inspiration just might pass you by if you don’t take the time to recharge. As an added bonus, this August may grant you the extra willpower to eradicate some harmful habits.
Style: Whimsical & Romantic
The Look: Use your wardrobe this month to remind yourself not to get too bogged down by work. Get back to your lofty aspirations – and remember, caring for yourself is paramount.
Ralph Lauren Trivelas Printed Cady Midi Skirt, $2,990, modaoperandi.com ・ Lauren Ralph Lauren Laser-Cut Bell-Sleeve Top, $125, bloomingdales.com ・ Manolo Blahnik Estro Ankle Tie Sandals, $745, nordstrom.com ・ Mercedes Salazar Limon Silvestre Earrings, $148, modaoperandi.com ・ Cult Gaia Large Round Straw Bag, $328, shopbop.com
ARIESMarch 21 – April 19
August will be a good month for your personal and professional relationships with Venus (symbolizing love and money) moving into Libra, your partner sign. Whether you forge a new relationship or strengthen an existing one, you’ll find that things will go much more smoothly than you expect. It’s also not a bad idea to channel that harmony into a creative or professional project.
Style: Streamlined & Classic
The Look: Dress slightly more romantic than you normally would, but don’t over do it. A simple dress and cardigan is great for meeting new clients or perhaps a paramour for dinner.
Paul Ka Crotchet Cotton Cardigan, $550, modaoperandi.com ・ Oscar de la Renta Belted Printed Dress, $1,990, net-a-porter.com ・ Olivia Burton Mesh Strap Watch, $235, nordstrom.com ・ Zoe Mixed Diamond & Rose Gold Drop Earrings, $4,250, barneys.com ・ Vince Camuto Junette Sandal, $109.95, nordstrom.com
April 20 – May 20
For a Taurus, this month is going to bring you a lighter workload and the inspiration to engage in self-care. This may have something to do with the increased attention you’ll be receiving at work or from your partner. The boost in confidence will make you feel amazing. As the month progresses, you might have a sneaking feeling that a big change is on the way. Use your new-and-improved courage to prepare for it.
Style: Responsible & Fashionable
The Look: Pay a bit more attention to your wardrobe this August to keep up that self-assurance intact. Don’t be afraid to don something a bit more daring – you’ll be feeling yourself all month long.
Rebecca de Ravenel Olympia White Hoops, $385, modaoperandi.com ・ Alexander McQueen Jacquard Knit Mini Skirt, $1,645, net-a-porter.com・ Erdem Elin Silk Cold-Shoulder Blouse, $1,210, barneys.com ・ Brahmin Small Camille Satchel, $315, nordstrom.com ・ Gianvito Rossi Helmut Plexi PVC Boots, $825, net-a-porter.com
May 21 – June 20
As a social butterfly, you’ve spent quite some time in the last few weeks focusing on the juicy gossip intertwined in your social circle. As Venus shifts into Libra, you may find yourself enjoying a little extra drama – and feeling a bit more flirtatious. Don’t be surprised if you receive more than one invitation for a date this August. After the solar eclipse on the 11th, your intellectual curiosity will be fired up. Careful though: if you don’t keep your mind stimulated, you’ll forget to think outside the box.
Style: On-Trend & Adaptable
The Look: With the stars’ and planets’ influence making you more of a coquette than usual, be sure to have the perfect date night outfit ready to go. (A stunning red dress will surely get the juices flowing.)
Jenny Yoo Penelope Strappy Back Lace Dress, $350, nordstrom.com ・ Oscar de la Renta Gold-Tone Bracelet, $390, net-a-porter.com ・ Christian Louboutin Rosas Red Sole Pumps, $895, neimanmarcus.com ・ Sancia Evie Mini Bag, $198, shopbop.com ・ Oscar de la Renta Sea Charm Button Earrings, $190, shopbop.com
June 21 – July 22
After a period of stress and uncertainty surrounding your birthday, August will thankfully bring you some relief. You’ll realize that you’ve spent too much of your energy on others, and you’ll turn inward to focus on yourself. But don’t go crazy treating yourself – you may find your wallet considerably lighter than you intended. Luckily, the solar eclipse on August 11 may give you a monetary boost (time to ask for a raise!). And don’t worry, that argument you’ve been having with a friend or partner will be resolved by the end of the month.
Style: Elegant & Timeless
The Look: Don’t worry about being as perfectly put-together as you normally would. You’ll be focused on yourself and resolving some long-standing issues. You have less time to worry about what others are thinking.