What to Wear This August, According to Your Horoscope

It's time for your monthly StyleScope.

August stylescopes

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Horoscopes can answer some of our most burning questions: Will I find love today? Will I get that promotion? Is Mercury retrograding again? However, it often fails to answer the most important question that we all have: What on earth should I wear?

That’s where StyleScopes come in. As someone who specializes in both fashion and astrology, why not apply that knowledge to help you plan your perfect outfit based on the planetary movements of the months? Sometimes the best outfits are written in the stars.

For August, we roar into this month like a lion with the sun in Leo for most of the month. In Leo, we are encouraged to show off our passionate side with dramatic looks, bold prints, and plenty of color. This is an ideal month to indulge in the latest trends, especially when Venus, our planet of style and aesthetic, moves into Libra on the 16th. When Venus is in one of its ruling signs, we are in for some big fashion looks. If you’ve been thinking about trying cottagecore, light academia, and Y2K fun, that'll be your time to shine. However, you may want to tailor your wardrobe a little when the sun enters practical Virgo on the 23rd when we trade our wild prints for muted earth tones as we get ready for fall.

Don’t just read your sun sign, though. Also check your rising sign, since our rising sign represents how we look to the outside world. So, what do the stars say about your fashion future? Check below.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

You’re ready to squeeze the last bit of fun out of the summer, especially with the sun in your pleasure zone for most of the month. You’re seeking to attract attention with bright, bold styles as you entertain yourself with outdoor concerts, drive-in movies, and hiking trips. Don’t forget to plan some date night outfits for when Venus enters your relationship zone on the 16th—you’re going to be in high demand.

Outfit theme of the month: Big, bold colors that can be worn to your high-intensity workout class and your cute hiking date. 

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

We get it, Taurus. The only way to take your loungewear away from you is from your cold, dead hands. Fortunately, you’ll be able to get away with it for most of the month when you’re spending most of your time at home, either re-decorating your space or visiting family members. However, when the sun enters Virgo on the 23rd, you’re going to have to brave the outside world, so wear something cute enough to wear to the BBQ but comfy enough that it feels like your favorite sweats. 

Outfit theme of the month: Flowy dresses that are fun and functional, especially when you have to face the outside world. 

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Pack your bags, Gemini, you’re ready to hit the road! You’re determined to plan as many beach days, road trips, and camping adventures as possible in August. Summer is almost over, so make as many memories as possible, especially when you include your siblings and other family members on these trips. Venus in Libra encourages you to pack your most beautiful outfits while the sun in Virgo on the 23rd encourages you to pack light. 

Outfit theme of the month: Artsy chic clothing that can easily be tossed in your overnight bag. 

Cancer (June-July 22)

August is going to keep you very busy with family events, lake days, and just finding time to sit outside with a good book and your drink of choice. Choose outfits you can wear at the family reunion but also when you’re at your bestie’s pool party, especially when they fall on the same day. You’ll need versatile clothing, so don’t be afraid to splurge a little on a piece that will last a few seasons (and parties). 

Outfit theme of the month: Trendy pieces that will impress your friends but not make your boomer relatives clutch their pearls. 

Leo (July 23-August 22)

It’s your month to shine, Leo! It’s your season and you’re going to roar into it like the lion you are. With Venus in Libra, you’re in for a very social month, making new friends with everyone, whether you met them at your neighbor’s party or gabbing at the grocery store. Flirting is very much in your future as well. Use your birthday season to completely reinvent yourself with a whole new style. New age, new you! 

Outfit theme of the month: Good time to use your birthday money and invest in more “adulting” pieces to your wardrobe but still show off your bold, playful personality. 

Virgo (August 23-September 22)

As we move into the dog days of summer, you’re daydreaming about autumn—cozy sweaters, killer boots, and pumpkin spice latte for days. While it’s still a little warm for your favorite sweaters, you can still indulge in your fall fantasies by booking a cabin in the woods, wearing your favorite flowy dresses, and being surrounded by nature. It’s a great way to treat yourself when your season begins on the 23rd. Have fun. 

 Outfit theme of the month: Splurge on your favorite cottagecore pieces as you lay out on the grass reading a book and daydreaming about fall. 

Libra (September 23-October 22)

Party time, Libra! Summer may be coming to a close, but there’s still plenty of time to gather your friends together to have fun—and promote a good cause. Spend the month doing volunteer work, meeting new people, and just having fun. Especially when your ruling planet, Venus, enters your sign on the 16th.  However, don’t forget to rest and recharge when the sun enters Virgo on the 23rd. You don’t want to burn out. 

Outfit theme of the month: First date looks that are fun, playful, and ethically sourced.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

You’re not bossy, you’re the boss. The planets will align to help you make major power moves in your career this month. Whether you’re wheeling and dealing with your colleagues during happy hour or presenting your lasting project to your supervisors, you’re ready to show the world what you’re capable of. Achieve great things with the right outfit. 

Outfit theme of the month: Invest in a power suit that captures your allure. 

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

Get those clicks, Sagittarius. For most of August, you’ll be glued to social media as you blog and record all your summer adventures. Whether you’re taking #OOTD photos before you hit the beach, or film TikTok challenges with your friends, you’ll be doing a lot of stuff online, so make sure you wear your cutest outfits this month—they’ll be on the internet forever (well, until you delete them). 

Outfit theme of the month: Trendy pieces that are perfect for adventures and shareable selfies. 

Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

This month brings you opportunities for bigger and better things, especially with the sun in your transformation zone for most of August. This is an ideal time to change up your style as you move through different changes in your life. This is a rebirth period in some ways. While you’re figuring yourself out, attend parties, lectures, plays, and other intellectual events to meet new people and expand your mind as Venus enters Libra on the 16th. 

Outfit theme of the month: Play with your personal style by trying out new trends, especially if they go with the dark academia aesthetic. 

Aquarius (January 20-February 18)

Love is the air for you, Aquarius! Whether you are falling in love with someone new, meeting your long-distance lover for the first time, or re-affirming your love for your current partner. Travel with your partner and explore far-off places to bond and transform your relationship. If you’re single, make sure you look cute while sightseeing; you never know who you’ll meet in a café when Venus enters Libra on the 16th. 

Outfit theme of the month: An outfit that you can wear in Paris while talking to a dashing stranger about philosophy.   

Pisces (February 19-March 20)

It’s all about you at the start of the month, Pisces. Working hard at your career, your health, and on yourself when the sun is in your work zone. You’re encouraged to make healthy changes to your life, especially when life takes a romantic turn when the sun moves into your partnership zone on the 23rd. Love is hot and steamy in the August air, so wear your most alluring outfits and get ready to make some magic.

Outfit theme of the month: Sensual and mysterious outfits for the perfect first date. 

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