Dianna Agron's braid at the SAG awards

Fun & Flirty Trends to try

Summer is almost over, but that doesn't mean we have to abandon all things fun and flirty just yet. These fashion trends to try before the leaves fly will help you get the most out of the waning days of summer...

The braid

Braids are the best thing to happen to hair since, well, ever. They project a style that is both sexy and low maintenance -- a rare breed indeed. The options are endless -- spend five minutes on Pinterest and you'll figure that out. Whether you choose a waterfall braid, a head-band braid, a fishtail braid or just a side braid, get as much use out of this late summer hairstyle as you can.

Pink neon nail polish

Neon polish

Put your nails up in lights -- neon lights. These not-to-be ignored shades have been crowding our closets all summer, and now it's time to bring some flair to your tips and toes.

Essie's in-your-face "Camera" neon pink nail polish will give your tired summer manicure some wow. Find it for $8 at essie.com and select salons.

Patent peep-toes wedges

Patent peep-toes

These must-have wedges are the perfect way to kick up your heels and celebrate the end of summer. Red? Check. Unbelievably sexy? Double check. Looks good with everything? Oh yeah. These be-the-envy-of-your-peers peeps are available at Forever 21 for $15.

Tasha Painted Floral Scarf


Flowers are not just for spring anymore. As long as the sun is shining and the air is warm, it's perfectly acceptable to rock floral prints. This scarf says, "You know what? I'm kind of tired of super-hot weather and almost ready for fall, but not quite." Make that statement with this "Tasha Painted Floral Scarf," $39 at Nordstrom.

Plaid shirt

Plaid shirt

Late summer is a time to get mad for plaid. This light fabric adds just a hint of fall, but still looks great tied at the waist over a bathing suit top with shorts. When it cools off, layer this look and pair it with those jeans that have been collecting dust all summer. Find this at Target for $20.

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Comments on "5 Trends to try before summer is over"

Albert July 13, 2012 | 10:22 PM

Beware people takilng about black is the new black and that terrible type of thing! Bright colors are officially in now, so go to a store with some of your best girl buds and see what your color is! Everyone has a different one. If you go to Forever 21, you will see everything that a girl wears nowadays! For short hair, use one, nice, strong clip to sweep up bangs or hanging hair to one side. For medium to long hair, use a cute barrette and in the back, pull two parts of your hair that are hanging beside your ear to the middle of the back of your hair. Simply clip into place and wait for compliments! For makeup, try to be as natural as possible. No one wants to see too much makeup on one face. Sperries or classic sneakers are always great. Good luck!

Kori August 17, 2010 | 9:57 AM

That Essie blue is a great color. I don't like dark blue polish at all, but I've gotten into some of the lighter blues this summer.

Chris Taylor August 12, 2010 | 6:38 PM

Nice Belt

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