STYLE
08/13/2014 07:00 am ET

The Five Fall Items You Can Wear Right Now

We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but summer is nearly over. And while beach weekends and ice cream breaks may soon be a thing of the past, fall fashion is very much in your future.

But it doesn't have to be this way. You can start your fall shopping today and make your purchases work for warm August days and balmy September nights -- all it takes is a little styling.

To help you make your fall staples work right now, we've rounded up 5 must-have items and demonstrated how you can wear them this month and well into the cooler temps. And don't worry, you can still have ice cream breaks come September.

*For information on the accompanying items, see our slideshow below.

The Item: A Wool Tank Sweater

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Wilfred Durandal Sweater, $125

The Item: Culottes

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Whistles Beth Wide Leg Culotte, $210

The Item: A Little Black Dress

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Jade Thirlwall Black Pinafore Style Dress, $27

The Item: A Leather Jacket

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Zara Leather Biker Jacket, $129

The Item: Booties

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Topshop Magnum Heeled Boots, $130

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