As we near the final stretch of summer (nooooooo!), make the most of this sun-dappled season in a new dress (yessssss!). And do it soon, while this prime weather is still jacket-optional. These stunning picks, hot off the press, perfectly capture an Indian summer state of mind and easily transition into fall with tights, boots, blazers and cozy layers. For now, live it up in our favorite Ryan sandals, natural straw hats and lightweight summer sweaters with peek-a-boo details. Add a few elegant accessories to ensure you’re the best-dressed, whatever your end-of-summer plans entail.

A preppy print, sure. But the oversized ruffle adds a feminine edge.

The pleated-bow shift dress showcases mile-long legs, with or without tights. So right for a wine-soaked whirl through the vineyards and lovely lunch al fresco.

This color is so right with porcelain skin you kept shielded all summer, or the deepest vacation tan.

The floral apron maxi goes from cocktails to … wherever the night may take you. Take a jacket with you, but toss it over your shoulders to keep things cool.

Stripes are all seasons. Just throw on a cardi and go.

The double-bow shift dress does double-duty: take it day-to-night, from shopping to sunset, with strappy heels and a dressy coat.

That color … create your own sunshine.

This lace polo dress with flutter sleeves is the perfect daytime delight. So unexpected, whether it’s a brunch or impromptu BBQ.