Can you believe it's already late July? It feels like just yesterday that we were longingly dreaming of sundresses and sandals, but still bundling up against the chill of winter. Nowadays we've gotten pretty attached to our uniform of maxi skirts, sandals and shorts, and as much as we're sick of the hot and sweaty city, we're also not looking forward to turning in our bare legs come fall. If you're headed back to school in addition to being headed back to cooler climes, you might have the additional worry of a dress code looming, which is why we wanted to look at some of our fave summer trends and show you how to make them backpack-ready come September!

You can work your sandals into fall with the right layers.
Photo: Madewell/Urban Outfitters/Swedish Hasbeens

We're literally dreading the day it gets too cold for us to wear our sandals anymore. We've fallen completely in lurve with clogs, particularly these natural leather numbers from Swedish Hasbeens, and the comfy and durable heels are going to stay on our feet until we get frost bite, just you wait (or we'll just get the boot version, heh). We're huge fans of layering, though, and with a pair of opaque tights like these from Urban Outfitters, which come in a variety of colors, you can extend the life of your favorite summer shoes, within reason. Sandals and socks is a much maligned sartorial move for a reason, so use your good judgment. Of course you can just add tights to your fave dress and sandals pairing and make it a little more fall-friendly (with a varsity jacket perhaps?) but why just do that when we can also back to school-ify another of the pieces we'll miss most come fall--shorts. We know tights and shorts is in no way breaking new ground, but there's a way to do this well and a way to, you know, just put some tights under your shorts (basic). We think the key here is to look outside of the denim shorts box. For this look we love a pair of not-too-tight-not-too-baggy tap shorts in an interesting, unique fabric, like this Pendleton-esque pair from Urban Outfitters ($39.00). Topped with a fitted, crisp white button down, like the True Love Shrunken Oxford from Madewell ($59.50), this is a look that could take you straight through homeroom into the weekend.


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Listen, typically we're not the biggest sports fans, but when it's comes to the Olympics, all bets are off. It's the one time we tune in to watch scrunchie-sporting gymnasts strut their stuff on the balance beam (or, you know, check out those buff swimmers in their teeny-tiny Speedos. Don't judge!), and this Friday it alllll begins. The Opening Ceremony is only a few days away, so OBVI we need to prep our beauty and fash game the best way we know how—with the dopest Olympic-themed nail art in town! Check out some of the best inspiration we found on the interwebs below.


Olympic Nail Art

Photo: Via The Nailasaurus

Since the Olympics is taking place across the pond, we couldn't help but get into the English spirit with some UK-themed designs like this one. Here, The Nailasaurus sported four flags from Great Britain: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Per usual, her execution is perfection, and we bow down. (FYI— If you'd rather show off your U.S. team pride, check out our American flag-themed sets here!)


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Dragonette Favorite Things

The Dragonettes.
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My obsession with Dragonette front-woman Martina Sorbara has recently reached a concerning kind of level. Here's why: On stage, home girl's basically an adorbs pint-sized mind-losing sugar-free Red Bull mascot. She totally gives me Tinkerbell vibes—well, if Tink rocked messy bangs, thrift duds and belted out lovelorn synth-pop bangers to a sea of shredded skinnies-clad hipsters. Also, Dragonette's addiction-resulting shimmering pop gem smash a.k.a. "Hello" (OH HAY Top 40 in over 30 countries!) remains to be my perpetual pre-gaming-on-a-debaucherous-summer-evening go-to jam. Thanks for the devastating hangovers, girl. *chugs three Kombuchas* Incredibly important newsflash: Dragonette is back with new music (!!!) via their Bodyparts LP, out September 25th, and their video for their single, "Let It Go", finds Sorbara getting her Winona Ryder (!!!) circa Girl, Interrupted on, complete with a Robyn-esque, arms-flailing, bangs-whipping, legs-turning-into-squiggly-boiled-pasta hot scorching mess of a dance-a-thon. Because we're amazing and stuff, MTV Style got Sorbara to dish on all of her fave fashion-y thangs, and then our <3s immediately exploded into fairy dust.


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Gwen Stefani performing with No Doubt at last night's Teen Choice Awards.
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Now that the Best Dressed have been picked, the color-coordinating couples have been spotted (nice going, Kristen and Rob!) and the glitter dust has settled on the Young Hollywood tornado that was last night's Teen Choice Awards, we can finally get around to dissecting No Doubt's epic performance. The band marked their long-awaited return after a decade by rocking out to their new single "Settle Down." The performance was obviously awesome, but we still can't get over how Gwen Stefani's live look was almost identical to the outfit she wore in the video. Just like in the clip (which we broke down look-by-look last week), Gwen paired a simple black tank with crazy-awesome patterned pants, complete with a back flap.


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Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber performs at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards.
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If you didn't catch last night's 2012 Teen Choice Awards, our dude Justin Bieber brought it HARD on stage, performing a medley of his smash singles "Boyfriend" and "As Long As You Love Me." The teen superstar cleaned up on the awards front, raking in a grand total of four surfboard trophies including *drumrolllllll* Choice Male Fashion Icon! The Biebz proved he was worth his salt on the sartorial front with an all-over metallic performance outfit, AND he brought back an updated version of that robot arm we saw last October.


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Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson at the Teen Choice Awards.
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Since Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson skipped out on the red (er, pink?) carpet action at the Teen Choice Awards, it wasn't until later on in the show-when the duo accepted the "Ultimate Choice" prize for Twilight - that we could really get a good look at the couple's coordinating outfits. They took cues from each other, each sporting black pants and blue and black jackets on top. Kristen wore a Fluxux t-shirt, Roberto Cavalli blazer, leather skinnies, and Christian Louboutin pumps, whereas Rob kept it cas in a printed blue button-up and vintage-inspired jacket. The twosome have been known to dress alike in public before (even rocking the same Bengals sweater) but color coordinating the whole downtown-grunge look? Now that's a first.


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Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato at the Teen Choice Awards.
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Okay, so Nicki Minaj may hold the most recent record of outfit changes during the BET Awards, but we're giving major props to Demi Lovato for coming pretty darn close tonight at the Teen Choice Awards. The actress, singer, and X-Factor judge worked three totally different ensembles during the two-hour show. And get this- she even managed to squeeze a hair color change in there, too! First up came her limit-pushing pink carpet dress from Falguni + Shane Peacock. Covered in sparkly embellishments, leather details, and feathers on the hem, this is one outfit that seriously makes an entrance. But as bold as her dress was, we still couldn't take our eyes off her Jennifer Lopez-inspired chic high ponytail. Secured with a statement leather band, it's definitely an effective (and cool) way to keep your hair off your face for photos, that's for sure.


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As if it weren't obvious enough already from the surf boards they give out as prizes, the Teen Choice Awards show is ALL about having fun. Lucky for us, the show's carefree summertime mentality also translated into some equally awesome outfits for everyone who was lucky enough to attend. All of our faves turned out on the red-sorry, pink- carpet, from Selena to Taylor to Holland to No Doubt (continuing their epic return, yesss!). And while it's tough to narrow all the styles down to our top ten, someone's gotta do it. Check out our official Best Dressed list below!

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez at the Teen Choice Awards.
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Between steamy magazine covers and starring in her sultry perfume commercial, there's no question that Selena Gomez is all grown up. But for Teen Choice, she looked the part of, well, a teenager, in a bright pink DSQUARED2 dress. Between the mini's skater silhouette, her long, straight hair, and smokey eye makeup, Selena looked like a young, fresh, modern-day Barbie. We love the no-fuss hair and makeup, and how Selena opted for absolutely zero jewelry. This is proof that you don't have to be totally over-the-top to still look totally gorgeous.


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Justin Bieber covers the August issue of "Rolling Stone."
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• Justin Bieber's fresh-off-the-presses "Hot Ready Legal" Rolling Stone cover is hereee, and while it borrows the same tagline as Lindsay Lohan's '04 cameo and bears a striking resemblance to Jennifer Lawrence's cover, we HAVE to talk about how they recycled Justin Bieber's identical outfit from last year! Hey, if it ain't broke..

• Lady Gaga gets covered in dozens of little ant-like men in her new nude "Fame" ad. It's very 50 Shades of Grey meets Gulliver's Travels, no?

• After suspecting wayyy back in February that Rihanna had a project in the works with Brit clothing label River Island, the news is officially out that she's doing a collab. Called it!

Bethany Cosentino wore some of our favorite designers, including Pamela Love, Marc Jacobs, and Rachel Comey, during Best Coast's Jimmy Fallon Show performance this week. #Love.

• We tagged along with Iggy Azalea while she got some sick nail art inspired by The Nanny! As if we weren't obsessed enough with her already...

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Mega Man smells like purity, bravery, and masculinity, according to Epic-Scents.
Photo: Courtesy of Capcom

OK, so when you think of fragrance and video games, your mind might wander more towards a stuffy, dark basement game room, cold pizza and Cheetos sending their odors into the air, than towards something, well, nice smelling. Epic-Scents is setting out to change that perception, however, by designing scents that target the essence of video game characters, replicating something of the feeling of playing your favorite games. You know the rush you get when you beat that particularly fearsome boss, or when you actually completely finish a game? We remember the Super Mario Bros. quests of our childhood, and it's true, those experiences have a certain unique nostalgia. The scientists at Epic-Scents have figured out how to bottle that nostalgia, with a line of fragrance-based products developed to represent some of our favorite classic video game heroes. The collection will start with Capcom's Mega Man and Proto Man Characters, with air fresheners, followed shortly by perfumes and other scented products.


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I love these two as a couple. What a festive way to celebrate two important events in their life. Mariah looks like a dream.

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